As we've no doubt mentioned before, we are really excited to be working with the extraordinarily talented Thomas Rodriguez. Based in Virginia, Thomas has been building guitars, including highly regarded nylon strings, for the last 35 years alongside fellow VA-based contemporaries Lindy Fralin and Bill Callaham.
So you dig vintage Gibson Jr's, eh? Love how a wraptail, single P90, slab bodied, set-neck guitar sounds, feels, plays, looks.....pretty sexy, right? We are right there with you, friend. In many ways, you could argue that you really don't need much else - well - on the guitar end at least. Plug this Rodriguez Double Cut Korina-bodied beauty into an old Marshall head with a 4x12 cab? Fuggedaboutit. :-)
There's not a ton to say here as this model is quite well-known. This Rodriguez take on it is exactly what it appears to be - a rock n roll machine, and a mighty fine looking one at that! Brazilian board, korina body, Fralin P90 (hum-cancelling), tort guard, traditional wraptail bridge, white button tuners....we'll say it again: a rock n roll machine, period.
How does it feel, play, and sound you ask? Very much like a late 50s Gibson Junior. Thomas Rodriguez knows how to build 'em, and this is a brilliant example of his "all by hand" ethos. It has soul, vibe, character....makes you want to play, crank the amp, write that tune, maybe dive off the stage...okay, let's not get carried away here.
What we're really trying to convey is that this guitar embodies "it" - just like a great, late 50s Jr. You know, like the one you should've never sold?
Condition: Excellent w/light signs of prior ownership. This was a well-cared for guitar that is probably a decade or two old already (we're unclear of the year, unfortunately).
- Korina body and neck
- Brazilian rosewood fingerboard w/ medium jumbo frets
- Fralin hum-cancelling P90
- Vintage style 3-on-a-plate tuners with white buttons
- Late 50s neck profile: approx. .84" @ 1st fret / .97" @ 12th fret
- Wraptail bridge
- Hardshell case
- Weight: 7lb 6oz