Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this custom assemblage MIJ vintage electric guitar is dialed in and ready to go. Created by our friend and master luthier, Nate Wood, on a framework of MIJ parts. Lots of nicks, dents, scratches, tarnish, and other signs of being played. This guitar has so much mojo you'll never run out. If you're a fan of '60s and '70s MIJ guitars and don't give a hoot whether they're "all-original" but just want to enjoy the vibe on a nice playing and cool sounding guitar, this one could be for you.
See below for more details and specifications, plus some words from Nate about his philosophy on vintage guitars. Rock on, Nate.
FROM NATE WOOD/STAHMAN GUITARS:
In our little corner of the universe, there’s a lot of talk about keeping things “true to vintage” or “all original.” Working for various collectors and dealers, I’ve heard enough of that chatter to last multiple lifetimes.
Opinions regarding current market value are of no importance here. These things have intrinsic value. They’ve paid their dues. They’ve written songs. They were there when friendships formed or fell apart. A well-used, and perhaps altered instrument is as beautiful as one’s oldest item of clothing. Somehow, that jacket or shirt contains within it a multitude of experiences and emotions. Through the unique events anything endures, it becomes the only one like it. The only one.
We’ve allowed some pretty unreasonable standards to be placed on our instruments. If a guitar is played, it changes. If you like a guitar, you’ll play it. There’s no way around it. You are going to change the guitar. It could be pick wear, dents, scratches, a bent tuner, worn frets, replacement pickups, a bone nut, or any number of things. Some changes are improvements. Some aren’t. These changes happen, though, when we allow our instruments to really be a part of our lives.
Like our instruments, we age and change. All sorts of experiences leave marks, scars, and alterations. In the end, we’ve each got our story. Your guitar can be a part of that story. And it’ll be the only one like it. The only one.
Grover Mini-Rotomatic Tuners
1 11/16" Bone Nut
Mahogany (We Think) Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length
Neck Depth .83" at First Fret and 1.03" at Twelfth Fret
20 Medium Tall Frets (Professional Refret)
New Rosewood Fingerboard with Dot Inlays
Original MIJ Single-Coil (Neck) and Modern Dano Double Lipstick Tube Pickup (Bridge)
Tune-o-Matic Bridge on Elongated Trapezoidal Rosewood Base and MIJ Tailpiece with Chrome Cover
Laminate Body with Tobacco Sunburst Finish and Swoopy Pearloid Pickguard
Super Cool "Make Your Fate" Decal on Back of the Body
Weight 5 lb 12 oz
No Case or Bag
No Serial Number
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