Frank Brothers Guitar Company Signature Dark Burst


"Once you sit down with it, you start to really get a sense of how dynamic and complex this guitar is. We are trying to offer guitar players something they could connect with, but be surprised by." - Frank Brothers

We are very excited to be carrying the wonderful Frank Brothers Guitar Company Signature model! These are masterfully built guitars that will truly hold a unique place in anyone's collection. 

To start, the build quality is flawless. From the moment you pick up these guitars, you know you're in for something special - the quality is obvious. All the hallmarks of a high-end instrument are present: flawless finish work, clean, crips lines throughout, excellent fretwork, etc...Add to this a wonderful overall feel and vintage Gibson-meets-Fender-meets-Gretsch tones, and you've got one hell of a cool guitar! 

We think players looking for a world-class guitar, that isn't simply a copy of a great guitar from yesteryear, will really love what the Frank Brothers Guitar Company have cooked up. Priced with hardshell case, tool kit, and polish kit.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Top and Back: Highly figured quarter-sawn and book matched pacific coast curly maple w/signature vaulted* genuine mahogany core (*a chambered genuine mahogany core, carved on each side with a beautifully subtle arch. Matching pieces of solid figured maple are then book matched and press laminated to the vaulted core)
  • Neck: Genuine mahogany w/quarter sawn Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Headstock overlay: Book-matched Macassar Ebony w/matching oiled truss rod cover
  • Truss rod: Traditional lightweight compression 
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Nut Material: Polished Bone
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl fret markers, black side dots, Frank Brothers Mother of Pearl headstock emblem
  • Headstock: 15 Degree angle 
  • Frets: Jescar .104" x .047" 18% Nickel Silver 
  • Volute: Vintage-style diamond 
  • Finish: Gloss leather toned mahogany, amber sunburst maple 
  • Bridge: Vintage-correct zinc ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Frank Brothers' trademark floating tailpiece 
  • Strap Buttons: Frank Brothers' Gloss White Screwless
  • Pickguard: Frank Brothers' signature "broken heart"
  • Pickup Surrounds: Frank Brothers' signature hex
  • Pickups: Matched set of Lollar El Rayo humbuckers
  • Pots, caps, wire: CTS 500K Master Volume & Tone, paper-in-oil, vintage style cloth covered
  • Case: Custom retro-styled hardshell 
  • Weight: 7lbs 12oz

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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