Probett Rocket III Trans Red (2016)


We're beyond thrilled to have our first Damian Probett guitar in the shop (on consignment)! Damien is considered by many in the boutique world as one of the finest builders working today, and after having our hands on this incredible Rocket III, we'd have to agree. His name regularly appears in conversation along with the likes of Johan Gustavsson, Gil Yaron, and Michael Stevens - heavyweights to be sure! 

This 2016 Rocket III is a deceptively sophisticated design. Session ace Matte Henderson brought the Rocket's concept into the world, originally as a bolt-neck guitar, and Damien brought it into the set-neck world. Love Strats, Teles, and LPs but can't decide which to get? Enter the Rocket. 

The top half of the Rocket's body is all Strat - the bottom half of the body is all Tele (with a few tweaks). Meaning, contours for the top half of the body and no contours for the bottom half (comfort while standing or while seated). Best of both worlds! Add to this recipe some very Gibson-like features - set neck, neck carve, scale length, pitched headstock - and you've got one hell of a cool, versatile, tone-filled guitar that is incredibly addictive. You did notice the headstock, yes? One of the coolest headstock designs we've ever seen!

The build quality is extraordinary. Every aspect of the build, down to the subtlest of details, is spot on. Condition? Like new. Playability? Flawless, and as mentioned, the tones are amazing. This is a huge sounding guitar that will easily make your LP or Strat nervous about the chopping block. Think LP with about 40% Strat mixed in and you'll approximate where this beauty is coming from. 

We can't say enough about Damien'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. 

On consignment, no trades please. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Set neck with “Explorer”style Extended tenon
  • Premium grade 1 piece 1.75″ Mahogany
  • 24.625"
  • Contours: “T” style lower edge radius, “S” style upper radius with deep belly and forearm contours
  • Neck Material: One piece quartersawn Mahogany
  • Fretboard: First grade Rosewood
  • Binding: Single ply “Royalite”
  • Inlays: Vintage spec Dot inlays
  • Fretboard Radius: 12″
  • Nut Width: 1.693″ (43mm)
  • Vintage style 3/16 single acting rod
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: Nickel Silver (.100” x .050”)
  • Headstock angle: 10 degrees
  • Pickups: 2 Lollar P90s, 1 Bulldog Humbucker 
  • Switching: 5 way 
  • ​Nickel Hardware
  • Bridge: Mann 
  • Tuners: Gotoh “Kluson” type
  • Lightly aged unplasticised nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Hiscox “Liteflite” hardcase
  • 8 lbs 7 oz

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