Description
There are good guitars and there are great guitars. Much of the time the difference is subtle; but in the details of the materials, workmanship and overall design.
Chris Swope of Swope guitars has certainly gotten building an exceptionally great guitar down to a science.
From an ergonomic standpoint this guitar balances effortlessly, seated or standing. The fretwork and feel of the beautiful and heavily Figured, Birds Eye Maple neck w/ a Rosewood board is hard to beat. The actual neck profile is an extremely comfortable medium-thick C with graceful shoulders, giving it a more substantial feel. The neck thickness is .85” at the first fret and .95” at the 12th fret.
The GTO's body is built out of 2-piece center-seam cut lightweight Swamp Ash, for resonance and consistent results each time. This is the first White Blonde GTO, to be adorned with a beautiful 1-ply tort guard with a tremendously figured Birdseye Maple neck.

Besides for this being one of the nicest looking and feeling solid body guitars we’ve come across, which is a bold statement as we’ve been fortunate enough to have played nearly everything; from the holy grail of vintage guitar collections to instruments built by the highest-end European and American Guitar builders/Luthiers. This Swope GTO Custom just sings and sounds unbelievable. Its tone certainly matches its looks and feel. Before even plugging this GTO in, the guitar just vibrates in your hands for days, as if it were alive. Just wild. It's also incredibly loud acoustically. Possibly a result of the super thin Nitro finish, as well as the very snug neck pocket.

This guitar features Swopes own top of the line, handwound GTO pickups; which are like a Lap-Steel, Tele and P-90 pickup all mashed-up together to create some of the most pleasing electric guitar tones one could hope for. They certainly lean more towards the Fullerton CA (AKA Fender) type of tonality, yet still have an aggressive attack,with just the right amount of mid-range to them, while always sounding crystalline and laser focused to the ear, with great (but never overbearing) twang and a fullness found usually only in PAF style Humbucker equipped guitars. However, if you do want a full Humbucker type sound just pull the nifty push/pull tone knob up and your two single coil pickups are now in series (wired like one large humbucker) with each other, rather than your typical parallel middle position tone. It’s all up to how you want the guitar to behave.
Specs: Body: Ash Neck: Flame Maple Fingerboard: Rosewood Radius: 9.5” Nut Width: 1.656" Neck Dimensions: .85"-.95" 1st & 12th Fret Neck Profile: Medium-thick C Finish Blonde Nitro Lacquer Descendant Vibrato Staytrem Bridge (9.5” radius) 25 1/2" Scale Bone Nut Push/Pull Tone Pot (Series/Parallel) Swope "Knock Around" Relic Finish (This is Swopes version of a light relic finish with slight checking and light wear on the body)

Specs: Body: Ash
Neck: Heavily Figure Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5”
Nut Width: 1.656"
Neck Dimensions: 0.85"-0.95" 1st & 12th Fret
Neck Profile: Medium-thick C
Finish: Blonde Nitro Lacquer
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Nut width: 1.656" or 1 & 21/32"
Push/Pull Tone Pot (Series/Parallel)
Swope "Knock Around" Finish (light relic, intentional finish checking on the body, matte Nitro neck finish, gloss Nitro on the headstock.
HSC: Included
Weight: 7lbs on the dot.

Call, write or come see us in person; to try this one out, ask for more specs. Or to make an offer.
South Shore Guitar Boutique

South Shore Guitar Boutique

2020
Swope
Brand New
White Blonde
$3,890
South Shore Guitar Boutique
Mike Termini
631-482-3313
North Babylon, NY
7:51 AM
Monday,Tuesday By Appointment Only Wednesday-Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Sunday: Closed

Items purchased must be paid within 24hr.

We offer free shipping on selected products within the continental U.S. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. Our primary shipping vendor is Fedex ground with insurance. For small accessories, P.O. boxes, or non-continental US customers, we may use the United States Postal Service. Expedited Orders We will upgrade the shipping delivery method to 2-day, or overnight (if applicable) upon request (charges will apply). Consignment Items Consignment Items do not qualify for free shipping, Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Sales Tax 8.625% sales tax will be added to all orders within New York State.

Returns on New items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 4 days from when you receive the item. (buyer must notify us that they will be returning the item within 4 days of receiving the item, or return will be void) Buyer pays for shipping cost , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged, we can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. We reserve the right to refuse refund if item is not returned in the same condition it was originally shipped to the buyer. Returns on Used items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 2 days after receiving the item. (buyer must notify us within 72 hours of receiving the item if they plan to return the item or return will be void. Buyer pays for return shipping , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged. We can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. Used effects pedals and accessories are not returnable. All items must be complete including all original packaging, accessories and documentation. With the exception of defective and/or “damaged during shipping” items, all shipping charges will be charged to the customer, even if the order was shipped free. Items will be inspected before issuing a credit. S.S.G.B. reserves the right to refuse items that were not returned to us in the same condition as when they were delivered to the customer. Certain items are non-returnable (effect pedals, tubes, strings etc.). Consignment Items are not returnable.