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JAG Retrovibe "Rose" solid electric special
This is a special solid version, bespoke pickups (totally unique) bigsby style trem and bags of personality!
Features a super low action, 15" radius board, brass frets and Bubinga fretboard with MOP inlays and full binding.
The nut has a little more space at 45mm and birds eye maple with fairly heavy profile and dual adjust truss rod.
The scratchplate has been hand engraved using hammer and engraving chisels, then, buffed and polished to highlight.
The body is aged pine (at least 40 years old and quite dense), one piece, contoured and bound with striped Maple.
Finish is satin, applied lightly with the grain visible under the laquer.
Pickups are fairly hot, solid steel and brass and give an enormous but vintage tone with the sought after natural "bloom" as notes mature.
Unique, beautiful and bags of cudos/personality. Simply nothing else like it!
The Retrovibe is built using Masonite front and rear panels with a plywood frame to fill the sandwich. The neck is Maple and features a steel truss rod and Carbon Fibre reinforcement.
This one is the very first and equipped with genuine contemporary Danelectro pickups and a three way selector switch. There is a toggle switch to engage both pickups in series to give a very fat sound. Machine heads are quality Gotoh mini type.
The Body is bound in white plastic, front and back. The colour is peppermint green. I use std car colours with a two pack clear laquer to finish.
You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYbesp9a3a0
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