Frank Brothers Guitar Co. Signature Model w/Throbak P90s


"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 can not only connect with, but be surprised by." - Frank Brothers

We asked the Frank Brothers to make us a Goldtop guitar and man-oh-man....we are just knocked out by what they sent us!

This customized Signature Model sports a chambered body design, satin back and neck (w/rounded fingerboard edges), Throbak '52/'54 P90s, and split parallelogram fingerboard inlays? Come. On. What more do you want?

As we've said before, the moment you pick up a Frank Brothers guitar, you know you're in for something special - the quality is that obvious. All the hallmarks of a high-end instrument are present: flawless finish work, clean, crisp lines throughout, excellent fretwork, setup, and playability. We're really loving what the satin back & neck finish, along with the rolled fingerboard edges, bring to the Frank Brothers flawless build. It immediately gives you the impression of an older guitar that's been lovingly played for decades. We're suckers for builders who know how to balance impeccable build quality with a stripped-down, broken in feel. It's really addictive and inspiring with none of the issues vintage instruments can sometimes have. 

This is a loud, resonant, and alive instrument - no two ways about it. The solid body construction paired with Throbak's wonderful '52/'54 P90s delivers punchy, midrange drenched, and articulate tones that excel at clean, jazzier playing all the way through fuzz-laden lead work. This guitar can cover a wide range of genres with authority - such a fun and rewarding playing experience to be sure. 

What can we say? We're in love. Check this one out, we're sure you will be too. Priced with hardshell case. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Eastern Hard Maple Top w/gloss Vintage Goldtop finish
  • Genuine Mahogany Body w/satin Light Brown finish 
  • Genuine mahogany neck w/quarter sawn Macassar Ebony fretboard, satin finish
  • Single Ply Bone White Top/Back/Neck Binding
  • Split parallelogram fretboard markers and black side dots
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Bone nut
  • Jescar 51108 18% Nickel Silver frets
  • Bridge: Vintage-correct zinc ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Frank Brothers' trademark floating tailpiece 
  • Strap Buttons: Frank Brothers' custom, chrome
  • Pickguard: Frank Brothers' signature "broken heart"
  • Pickups: Throbak '52/'54 P90s
  • 500K Master Volume & Tone
  • D'Addario 10-46 Strings
  • Case: Custom retro-styled hardshell 
  • 7lbs 11oz

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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