Swope GTO Ice Blue Metallic


"The challenge is not to be different, but to be different and great sounding.  To be unique, yet still have so much of what makes those classics classic." ~ Chris Swope

We are simply knocked out by this new, very subtly aged, Ice Blue Metallic Swope GTO. Like its cousin the MG, the GTO has plenty of twang and snap on-hand though this time with S-style body contours. The fit, finish, and playability are exactly what you'd expect for a builder who's logged many years working for Gibson's Custom Shop and legendary builder, Roger Sadowsky. The neck carve is reminiscent of a 60s Fender carve and simply feels great to play. The pickups, however, are where this guitar really shows its unique character. To our ears, it's a perfect marriage of Jazzmaster-meets-Tele-meets-PAF humbucker tones - lots of versatility on tap. If you're looking to stand out from the crowd, reduce the number of guitars you have to bring to the gig (this guitar is brilliant in trio settings), or simply want to treat yourself to something new and original...look no further. An outstanding guitar in every regard! Priced with hardshell case. 

Read more about Chris Swope in our "Behind the Build" interview series here

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • 2-piece Alder body
  • Swope GTO pickups
  • Push/Pull tone control - turns pups into a humbucker
  • Staggered Gotoh vintage tuners
  • 3-way switch
  • C neck carve
  • 9.5" radius
  • 25.5" scale length
  • Neck Dimensions: .840 1st - .930 12th
  • Hardshell case
  • 7.05lbs

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at themusicemporium.com. 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.

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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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