Ida Red - traditional "t-61" 

This is my version of a traditional t61. Lacquer in Raspberry w/ small metalflake, vintage tinted maple neck and fingerboard. Lovely Budz Tall T in the neck position and his newest 42 in the bridge, the combination is perfect, singing lead tones from the neck PU, better than blackguard from the bridge, bold and chunky, not ice picky at all, and both pickups together is pure country blues,.. Muscle Shoals. Driving the swamp ash body are a Glendale cold rolled steel bridge plate w/ Glendale brass saddles. My soft V neck profile, deeply rolled fingerboard edges, medium chunky thickness with a wide nut and wide string spacing and a 12 inch radius on the fingerboard. Gloss lacquer on the fingerboard and headstock, satin lacquer on the back of the neck for a broken in, silky feel.

To top it all off, a nice thick stainless steel neck plate, heavy knurled aluminum knobs and a reversed control plate with the volume close to one's pinky.

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