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And another 6210 Custom Shop Jr. Jet, but this time finished in Aged White with a lacquer finish. This one is appointed much the same as the one in Tahitian Coral. Check out the rosewood pickguards on these Jr. Jets. Very sharp looking!


This next one is a G6134-GCS15 1959 Penguin with Trans Ruby red top with white back and sides. Stephen has commissioned 15 pieces of this limited edition model to be made. With a ruby being the gem stone that designates reaching a 15-year milestone, that explains the “Ruby red” finish to the top.


This model has a curly maple top with mahogany back and sides, trimmed in red sparkle binding. The guitar is finished in a NOS lacquer. It has a mahogany neck with ebony fretboard featuring mother of pearl neo-classic thumbnail inlays and the tuners are the Grover Imperials. The pickups are the Ray Butts Ful Fidelity Filter’Tron pups. The guitar has an Adjust-O-Matic bridge with a “G” Cadillac tailpiece.


And another Custom Shop G6134 Penguin, this one a ‘59 Penguin in a Tiger Eye stain, with a gorgeous flame maple top with dark mahogany back and sides. Stephen Stern has described this one as having a ‘59 Penguin interior, but a ‘55 back route with 50% less depth. The model is a full center block. The mahogany neck has a special set angle of .625, which I believe is a reference to a 1" thick neck set in a .625" deep neck pocket. The fretboard is of ebony with flame maple thumbnail inlays and a flame maple headcap, and Grover Imperial tuners. The mahogany body has flame maple binding with black purfling. And in interesting choice in pickups – Bare Knuckle Emerald pickups. The guitar hardware is finished off with an Adjust-O-Matic bridge and the V-stop tailpiece. This one also has a flame maple pickguard.


And a G6120-61 Custom Shop ‘61 Nashville in black. This one has a curly maple top, back, and sides with white moto binding. The neck is also of curly maple with an ebony fingerboard and mother-of-pearl “Classic Rocker” inlays. Note the inlays in the headstock of this model. Equipped with the TVJ Ray Butts Ful-Fidelity Filter’Tron pickups, a Tru-Arc™ rocking bar bridge (oh yeah! That was the name of that guy’s company in southern Indiana) and a B6C Bigsby tailpiece.


Here is another 6210 Jr. Jet – this time relic’d -- in an orange stain. This one has a lacquer finish on a solid knotty pine top, with dark mahogany back and sides. The body has tortoise shell binding, always a classy look in my opinion yet the binding seems to get a bit lost in the mahogany sides. The rosewood neck again has a black fiber stringer with a ‘54 Duo Jet headstock with a script logo. Another interesting choice of pickups here – these are Seymour Duncan P-90 soapbars. This model also has a Tru-Arc™ rocking bar bridge and a B5 Bigsby. Finally, it has a tortoise shell “steerhead” pickguard.


Now, a somewhat stealthy-looking satin black G6248G Double Jet. This one has a maple top, with mahogany back and sides. The binding is in black with cream purfling. The chambering in this one has been reduced a bit and it also features a neck pocket that provides the .625 neck angle. The mahogany neck has a 12" to 16" compound radius and is fitted with an ebony fretboard that has a mother-of-pearl inlay at the 12th fret. This one also features a black TUSQ nut and has a single Bare Knuckle “Juggernaut” pickup. Locking Schaller tuners and strap buttons, with an AOM bridge with the V-stop tailpiece.

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