"The challenge is not to be different, but to be different and great sounding. To be unique, yet still have so much of what makes those classics classic." ~ Chris Swope
Another incredible guitar from Chris Swope - this time a Butterscotch "Drag Around" finished MG. Incredibly resonant, this guitar invites you to dig in for hours. Visually, it reminds us a bit of a T-style guitar for the modern age. While there is indeed plenty of twang and snap on hand, Chris has managed to truly bring something new to the table. The fit, finish, and playability are exactly what you'd expect for a builder who's logged many years working for Gibson's Custom Shop and legendary builder, Roger Sadowsky. The neck carve is reminiscent of a 60s Fender carve and simply feels great to play. The pickups, however, are where this guitar really shows its unique character. To our ears, it's a perfect marriage of Jazzmaster-meets-Tele-meets-PAF humbucker tones - lots of versatility on tap. If you're looking to stand out from the crowd, reduce the number of guitars you have to bring to the gig (this guitar is brilliant in trio settings), or simply want to treat yourself to something new and original...look no further. An outstanding guitar in every regard! Priced with hardshell case.
2-piece Ash body
Swope MG pickups
Push/Pull tone control - turns pups into a humbucker
Staggered Gotoh vintage tuners
C neck carve
25.5" scale length
Neck Dimensions: .840 1st - .930 12th
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