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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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