Coil Split HHH With FR** Floating Tremolo Double Locking System

The new Bootlegger Guitar called the Royal is a concept conceived by two Steve’s and Chuck. The first Steve or Reno is a custom guitar builder, the second Steve (Steve Stine of GuitarZoom) is an amazing inspirational online guitar instructor / musician and Chuck or Mr. Bootlegger Guitar is the founder and visionary behind the boutique guitar brand and concepts. We wanted to create a versatile “modern” style guitar to compliment the awesome vintage guitars Bootlegger Guitars currently offer.

We spent a year designing, building, and refining the guitar into a working prototype for all of us to approve. The result was a modern style guitar that is comfortable to play, versatile for many different styles, and has many tonal options.

The Royal has a poplar body with a flamed maple top to give it a great tone. This is the flamed maple clear honey finish version, The neck is maple with a Brazilian Cherry Jatoba fingerboard to maintain that great rich tone. It has a shallow “C’ shape that is as comfortable to strum as it is to shred with diamond whiskey fret markers. It has a full 2 octave 24 fret neck so you always have all the notes available for you to use on any song you want to play. It has a 25.5” scale length for easy navigation up and down the fretboard and a Floyd Rose double locking tremolo system to keep it in tune even when attempting those “dive bomb” Van Halen style riffs.

The electronics consist of a 5-way switch, a volume and tone control. It has a very comfortable belly carve and chamfer for your arm to make it effortless to play all day long. The hardware is chrome with Grover tuners. It has a dual action truss rod to give you “your” perfect setup options. The pickup arrangement is a hybrid H-S-H that gives you many tonal options to choose from.

This guitar was built with purpose, thought, and inspiration. We wanted a guitar built for the “regular” player as well as the “performing” artist. We wanted it to have all the useful options needed for all skill levels and tonal desires to cover most genres of music. We wanted it to look, feel, and play like your “go-to” guitar should. We wanted it balanced and lightweight but still have that solid well built feel to it. Many versions were tried and many failed to live up to our expectations but the Royal rose to the top and met the objective.

This is truly a modern, versatile, and great playing guitar. The factory prototype was debuted at NAMM 2019 and then again at a private event during this year’s Gearfest. It was widely praised by the diverse group of players that attended both events. The Royal guitar has travelled across the country several times to Luthier’s, Artist’s, and industry Expert’s gaining their approval. The Royal stood true to its name and past the road test and is now available to the public thanks to Bootlegger Guitars and all involved.

Royal Specs:


Popular with Flamed Burgundy Deep Red top with comfort curves front and back


Canadian Maple with Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) fingerboard

Neck - Bolt-on, Medium shallow "C" shape, dual action truss rod

Scale - 25.5", 24 Fret with a 16" radius

Natural Satin with whiskey Diamond fret markers

14 inch radius


3x3 Grover tuners, locking nut (Finish matches body)


1 Volume and tone.

Pickups & Coil Split

Hybrid HSH setup with Custom matched* Alnico 5 humbuckers BMK (Bootlegger Guitar spec) for the Neck and Bridge positions and a Custom matched* Ceramic single coil sized Dual Rail humbucker BMK (Bootlegger Guitar spec) in the Middle position. Coil Split two Humbuckers not rail.


Chrome Grover tuners.

FR Style Floating Tremolo double locking system.

Metal Chrome Speed knobs.

Black cover plates, truss rod cover, and switch tip.


9 D’Addario


Body Clear Deep Burgundy Red Burst Gloss over quilted maple top,

Back gloss Deep Burgundy Red, Natural binding

Neck Natural Satin


Bootlegger Guitar Royal 2020 Blue Clear Flame Stine/Paulson/Wilson Design Custom Hard Case & Flask

Wow. What a guitar!

March 03, 2020 by Aaron's Gear Bazaar

Bootlegger Guitar Royal 2020 Blue Clear Flame Stine/Paulson/Wilson Design Custom Hard Case & Flask

Thank you Bootlegger! My guitar arrived as beautifully as I expected.

The quality of this instrument makes itself know as soon as you have it in your hands!

The “shallow C” neck. is absolutely love! And the sound from the HSH Tesla pickups, 5 way switch and push pull pots give you versatility to jam your way!

This guitar is obviously labor of love. Thank you Chuck and the collaborative work from Steve Stine and Reno Paulson!

I glad I bought from Bootlegger and proud to own a Royal!

by Christopher's Gear Bazaar

**This is a Floyd Rose style dual locking tremolo system. Our tremolo bridge is built by the same Korean factory that builds licensed FR. It is the same system. The patient for FR has expired. It is not unusual for builders to use the name. The name Floyd Rose is trademarked. We warranty our system and have all replacement parts if needed.

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