Probett Rocket 54 Prototype (2015)


We are excited to represent the brilliant Damian Probett and currently have 5 guitars on order. Damian is considered by many in the boutique world as one of the finest builders working today - his name regularly appears in conversation along with the likes of Johan Gustavsson, Gil Yaron, and Michael Stevens - heavyweights to be sure! 

In anticipation of our first batch of guitars, we're thrilled to be able to offer this killer 2015 Rocket 54 prototype! Session ace Matte Henderson brought the Rocket's concept into the world, originally as a bolt-neck guitar, and Damian brought it into the set-neck world. If you are a Strat player and Les Pauls always left you cold, though you loved the tone, this is your guitar - a 54-style Les Paul through and through with the comfort of a Strat shape. 

The build quality is extraordinary. Every aspect of the build, down to the subtlest of details, is spot on. Condition? Very good. There is no fret wear, only a few finish scratches on the back (along with light buckle rash), and weather checking on the front. Playability? Flawless, and as mentioned, the tones are amazing. This is a huge sounding guitar that will easily get you into Les Paul territory - you give up nothing to a traditional Les Paul, trust us.

We can't say enough about Damian's guitars - don't mean to gush, but they're simply that good. Not to be missed if you're in any way, shape, or form a fan of the classic electric designs. Priced with original Hiscox hardshell case. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • .5" Carved Eastern Maple Top 
  • Premium grade 1 piece 1.75″ Old Growth Honduran Mahogany body and neck 
  • 24.625"
  • Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Binding: Single ply “Royalite”
  • Fretboard Radius: 12″
  • Nut Width: 1.693″ (43mm)
  • Vintage style 3/16 single acting rod
  • Nut: Bone
  • Pickups: Bulldog P90s
  • Switching: 3 way 
  • ​Nickel Hardware
  • Bridge: Pigtail 
  • Tuners: Gotoh “Kluson” type
  • Unplasticised nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Hiscox “Liteflite” hardcase
  • 7lbs 9oz

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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