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Bartlett Retrospec (Burst)

Bartlett

  • $ 7,80000


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT (512) 243.6036 OR sales@austinguitarhouse.com

From Bartlett Guitar's Website:

"The Retrospec's design is the brainchild of the esteemed and talented Swedish industrial designer Magnus Malkersson, Kim Lafleur of Historic Makeovers and Tom Bartlett.

The guitar features all of the same qualities you would find in the most collectable and coveted of electric guitars, the 1959 Gibson Les Paul. The Retrospec is the same size and weight, same scale length and made from the same materials as they were in the 1950's down to the plastic compounds in the binding and inlays. 

The Retrospec is made from old growth Honduras Mahogany, Eastern Maple and CITES certified Brazilian Rosewood.

The guitar is hand made win our shop in small batches using tried and true methods of construction. Hot hide glue and Urea formaldehyde is used to join the parts together insuring a tone response unrivalled by modern instruments.

The plastic used in the fingerboard inlays comes from the same factory that made it for Gibson in the late 50;s, and is the same recipe. The same applies to the fingerboard binding, and the body binding.

The Retrospec is finished with true Nitro Cellulose Lacquer made specially for us without the added plasticizer used in modern Nitro Cellulose.

Much of the hardware is made in our shop, and it too is made from the same materials that were used in the late 50's. 

We select our pickups from a number of boutique winders who employ the same philosophies that we do. We try several sets in each guitar to find its own unique voice, and settle on the best match for each particular instrument.

The Retrospec ships in a custom fitted locking flight case with our logo silkscreened on the outside.

This guitar is all about hand made uncompromising quality as it was in the middle of the last century." - BartlettGuitars.com

  • Model: Retrospec
  • Body Wood: One-Piece Honduran Mahogany (Back), Eastern Maple Carved Top
  • Neck Wood: Genuine Mahogany Single Piece Neck With ‘Ears’
  • Neck Profile: Rounded ’59 profile (.905" @ 1st Fret, 1.005" @12th Fret)
  • Fingerboard: CITES Certified Brazilian Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24 ¾"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Frets: Medium (.095" x .045"), 22
  • Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Inlays
  • Nut: Nylon 1.708"
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Bridge: Faber® Tune-o-Matic Bridge and Stop-Bar Tailpiece with 1"- Long Steel Studs
  • Pickguard: Cream
  • Pickups:  ThroBak SLE-101 MXV bridge and neck
  • Controls: 2-Tone, 2-Volume Controls With 3-Way Selector Switch
  • Finish: Burst, Super Thin Non-Plasticized Nitrocellulose
  • Case: G&G Custom Hardshell Case
  • Weight:  8 lbs 9.5 oz
  • Observations: Cream "Royalite" Binding, Single Action Vintage Style Truss Rod, Set Neck, Hide Glue Construction, Bartlett Cab M-69 Pickup Rings, 500K Volume And Tone Pots, Hand Made Bumblebee Caps, Gold Silkscreen, Aniline Dye
  • Handmade In Toronto - Canada

"Bartlett Guitars is a small boutique electric guitar company based outside of Toronto, Canada. Our goal is to bring the finest hand made instruments to players from around the world

We build our guitars in very limited batches ensuring each unique instrument gets the attention it deserves, from lumber selection to buffing out the finish – each task is treated as a unique circumstance requiring special attention. These guitars are everything but production instruments."

 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT (512) 243.6036 OR sales@austinguitarhouse.com


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