rosewood neck

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Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent

Okay, I post a lot about guitars that I used to own, but here’s one of my current ones. I bought this St. Vincent in January after playing a couple in Guitar Center and instantly falling in love. The 1-5/8″ width rounded, waxed Rosewood neck is just otherworldly. The hardware is all top notch - Schaller locking tuners, an Earvana compensated nut, and Music Man’s fantastic 2 point trem design. I love the small, light body (total guitar is under 7 lbs) that means that, unlike a Gibson Firebird, you’re not stretching to reach the neck.

The pickups are DiMarzio Firebird pickups, which are quite nice, but the guitar is wired with 250k pots that kind of stifle the treble a bit - typically, pickups of this sort would be wired with 300k or 500k pots, which would allow the top end to shine more. I’ll be changing that.

The Ferrington guitar is distinguished by several
features. It has heart-shaped fretboard “dot” inlays,
a stylized “f”(for Ferrington) on the peghead, three pickups
(which look like single coil neck and middle pickup, and
a humbucker bridge-position pickup), and an almost-Mustang
pickguard where the plastic continues right down to the
control knobs (this section is chrome on actual Mustangs).
The Mustang slide switches are replaced with a toggle switch
where the input jack would be. The actual input jack is a
Stratocaster-style jack mounted below the pickguard.
The body is basswood, with a maple neck and rosewood
fretboard. Its finished in what Fender calls sonic blue,
with a red-swirl mother-of-bowling-ball pickguard. I don’t
know of any pictures or footage of Kurt playing this guitar,
but this could be because it was used only as a
“recording guitar”

MARCH OF THE SAINT

They call her St. Vincent, and she exists among the forward-thinking, boundary-pushing art-pop elite–here, as we look ahead to the upcoming year in music, Guitar World digs in deep with Annie Clark, a modern day guitar hero.

[By Brad Angle, photos by Travis Shinn]

Annie Clark is officially one step ahead of us. We’ve always suspected as much, but this fact was confirmed the moment she emerged from hair and makeup for her inaugural Guitar World cover shoot holding a guitar… and wearing a dress that featured a print of a bikini body, just like the kind you’d find hanging in the window of a kitschy beach shop.

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“There we go! A thing of beauty! And in case if you´re wondering… Yes, EverTune will be installed on this, a must!

26,5" scale
Tuning - Drop Bb
24 frets, last four scalloped
Jescar Gold-Evo FW57110 frets
EMG 57/66
Body Lightweight Basswood
Dark Rosewood Fretboard
Neck-Through
LOXX Strap Locks
Gotoh tuning keys, 1:21 ratio

Simple and elegant! “

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Fender HMT (Late 1980’s/Early 90’S)

Transparent cherry finish on lightly flamed maple top and alder semi-hollow body, one f-hole, P-bass shape, bolt on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, radical inlays and headstock shape, strings anchor through body, acoustic style rosewood bridge, Lace Sensor split coil pickup plus piezo bridge transducer, controls for volume, blend and tone, 9v active preamp, chrome diecast tuners, made in Japan, 1-½" nut, 34" scale, with gigbag, EC except needs work (replace missing knob insert, heat press neck to straighten, dress frets, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS) (SN:K006533) $500

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“My all rosewood neck American Standard Strat. Limited production exclusively for Guitar Center.”

Look, I have an absolute weakness for all rosewood necks. This is wonderful and I need to drive to Guitar Center tomorrow to play one.

Submitted by @metalrocker80