- Owned by
- j sanfilippo
- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Cherry Red
- Ebony with Neo-Classic/Thumbnail inlays
- Vintage "Patent Number" FilterTron
- Master Volume
- Neck pickup volume
- Bridge pickup volume
- Master Tone (knob)
- Pickup selector switch
- G-Arrow knobs
- Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)
I changed the stock Tune O Matic bridge with a Gretsch Space Control Bridge that helps clean up the intonation a bit. Other than that she is still factory stock.
- Unusual factory features
According to the serial number, it appears that this guitar is most likely a factory prototype for production at the Fuji-gen factory. The primary indicator of this is that the sequence number portion of the serial number (last 4 digits) begins with "00". According to Mike Lewis of FMIC, the "00" sequence is indeed reserved for special runs and prototypes. Around 2005/2006 the Tennessean/Tennessee Rose design was going through some changes, and it's likely that this guitar was one of the factory transitional prototypes. A prototype model is still technically more rare than a standard production issue.
It is in mint condition. Patent # 2892371 stamped on pups.
I absolutely am in love with it, made my fingers sore playing it last night.
And of course the Cherry Red is WAY cooler than the orange :)