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LEFTY FIDDLE AXE
This falls into the category of one of the most unnatural requests. It illustrates the possibilities from our workshops. The highly flamed and sunbursted fiddle axe, with all of its outstanding high-tech features -- Schaller gears, Firebird pickups, and Birdlandesque tailpiece -- was the foundation of this project.
Synthesizer-Ready with RMC Gear
A Southpaw wanted a lefty fiddle axe (new/old stock, 60s body) to be taken a step into the future, interfacing it with his computer and synthesizer with Piezo bridge saddles.
I chose the RMC Powerbridge with individual saddles, powered by the RMC Polydrive I. It offers either a 13-pin connector or a 1/4 inch guitar jack.
The four knobs and mini-toggles serve the following functions:
- A blend between the Piezo and the magnetic pickups
- Master Tone
- Synthesizer Volume
The mini-toggles function with a 3-way switch between the synthesizer and the magnetic pickups and a momentary click switch for the synthesizer. Up on the shoulder there's the traditional Gibson-style 3-way pickup selector. The RMC components are of top quality. Check out their portfolio at RCM PICKUPS.
The amazingthing about the project was the cost. The lefty fiddle axe, with the Firebird pickups and appointments cost $400. The RMC Powerbridge and Polydrive unit list for $600, but we get it to the customer for $400. The custom wiring and installation is another $100.
The voicings just between the Piezos and the Firebird pickups are really dramatic. The synth stuff can take you anywhere.
Basically, we can adapt most instruments -- acoustic, archtop/jazz or solid body -- to this RMC electronic system at a very reasonable cost OR obtain for you any of their portfolio at a very good discount. My standard formula is a 25% commission, on top of the wholesale price.
Barbie Was Here!
Gibson-style SG bass. Schaller bass-bucker pickups. Powerful
bridge and gears. $300
Goya 60s Folk Guitar
German spruce top, X-braced, similar to Martin 000-18. Plays
and sounds GREAT. $400
Deluxe Harmony Sovereign
All solid wood BIG screaming tortoise pickguards and engraved
peghead overlay. Schaller gears. One of six beauties. $400
Classic 60s Harmony Sovereign
All solid wood. Smooth sound from straight braces, like big
Martin D-18. Schaller gears and pin bridge. $400
Doubles as a bass guitar. From Lee's Valley Custom. Long-scale
Phantom with cool green hammertone finish. Toiletseat pickguard, toaster
pickups. Black neck. $500
Long-scale with soapbars. Big early 60s neck. Schaller gears.
Plus Honduras mahogany body and stars bridge makes this a tone MONSTER!
Glued-in set neck. $600
Rocket to the Moon!
Three pickup, Bigsby. 60s Harmony Rocket. Cherryburst. $400
Two Pickup Harmony Rocket
One of 15 in stock. Two-tone burst. Dual pickups, great for
blues and rockabilly. $325
I understand your concerns about buying a guitar over the Internet. You
can't put your hands on it. You don't know what it'll look like, what it'll
sound like, how it will feel. Then there are the issues surrounding shipping
anxiety: "Will it arrive undamaged?" "When will it arrive?"
"WILL it arrive?" The concerns go on and on: "What's the
tracking number?" "Will you ship it today?" "When will
you ship it?" "Can I get it tomorrow?"
Here are five key points to put your mind at ease:
- Your purchase will definitely arrive in good, undamaged condition
AND in a timely manner.
- Your purchase is insured against damage in transit.
- If you don't like what you've ordered, you can return it within two
weeks of purchase.
- You have the option of a full CASH refund or a trade-in for something
else you like. All you pay is the return shipping, which amounts to about
$10 within the Continental United States.
- You just can't lose.
"Experience Ecstacy" for a week with your new guitar. If the instrument
is not what you expected, then expect a full refund on merchandise returned
in the condition of purchase. Fatdog considers this the backbone of good
biz (and happy customers).
NOTE: There is no refund for shipping.
Trade-ins are seriously considered at a high value.
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