Probett Rocket II Hardtail


"I've always made things. I can't remember a time when I didn't. I've worked as a saddlemaker, carpenter, joiner, aircraft toolmaker, racing motorcycle chassis maker, racing motorcycle engine builder and tuner, guitar repairer and maker. I've also always played guitar which led to several years working for one of London's leading repair shops. Spending time with vintage instruments and their unique and quirky nature, like the motorcycles of the same era, has been a source of inspiration for my own designs." -Damian Probett

If you follow our website on a fairly regular basis, you'll probably remember seeing Damian Probett's "Rocket" model for the first time not too long ago. "What, is that?" was likely your reaction. One part Strat, one part Tele, one part Gibson, Damian's brilliant guitars meld these three icons into something unique, interesting, and utterly mind-blowing. Translation: you want this. 

In our experience with the holy trinity of electric guitars - Strat, Tele, Les Paul - there are things we absolutely love about each guitar / design. Our motto tends to fall into the camp of, "if you can't get it done with those three, you can't get it done." Now of course there are other guitars that are more appropriate at times for what you're after (shredders, jazz boxes, etc...) but these three models cover a staggering amount of ground as evidenced by the last 60 some odd years of music. 

Imagine taking your favorite bits of each model, because let's face it, there are times when you love your Strat but wish it had a bit more power, or that your LP was more defined, or your Tele...well, Tele's can kind of do it all can't they? Back to the point - imagine taking your favorite aspects of each of these guitar and rolling it, very successfully we might add, into one guitar? Now imagine that guitar is flawlessly built, has tons of soul and vibe, is different than anything out there, practically plays itself, and sounds incredible...

Sound to good to be true? Normally we'd be skeptical as well, but we've learned that when it has Probett on the headstock you can rest assured it's not. Phenomenal guitars, the end. Priced with hardshell case. 

  • 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
  • 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: Probett spec, Bulldog wound A5 (unoriented), humbucker bridge A2 P90 neck unpotted
  • Switching: 5 way 
  • ​Nickel Hardware
  • Bridge: Faber Vintage Wraparound 
  • Tuners: Gotoh “Kluson” type
  • Lightly aged unplasticised nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Hiscox “Liteflite” hardcase
  • 7lbs 15oz
  • SN: 331718

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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