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......... .. The Goldwyn 1 CMT

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This 24-fret, semi-hollow body beauty has been custom-designed and master-built by me for the purpose of taking it to the Montreal Guitar Show 2012 where I will be an Exhibitor Electric Section. It is built with the highest quality in mind and is one of only four such designs. The first two were built on October 10, 2002, immediately after building just three guitars as a hobby. I own the prototype (the RDJ 2000 Custom) and the other one (the BRL 001) was built for Budd Royce Lam. I carved each one of these guitar tops completely by hand, like violin makers do and it has been a labour of love into which I poured my very heart and soul. No two are exactly alike. This, in my humble opinion, is what Custom Guitar Building is all about. 

Come! See and hear this powerhouse at the 2012 Montreal Guitar Show.

Technical Specifications

  • 25 inch scale

  • Mahogany centre core, beautifully carved inch, solid 3-piece curly maple top and inch 2-pice, book-matched curly maple back. Body has a solid centre block, with internal sound chambers on either side

  • Bolt-on, satin finished flamed maple neck, built for speed has a 2-way adjustable internal Hot Rod truss rod for maximum stability

  • 12-inch radius rosewood fret board with rounded edges for a smooth broken-in feel and fast action, is inlaid with pearl position dot markers

  • Chrome neck attachment plate engraved with WRJ Custom Guitars logo, displays the model name and adds a professional touch

  • 24 highest quality 18% nickel-silver well dressed, highly polished medium/wide frets will delight great guitar players who enjoy the facility of having an instrument with two full octaves

  • 2 Stewart-MacDonald Golden Age Hot Zebra Humbuckers without covers has Alnico 5 magnets over-wound with AWG43 coil wire to 12K-ohms for higher output and midrange punch. Bridge pickup mounted to a chrome-plated  humbucker bridge with brass base plate to deliver a killer sound

  • Master volume control, master tone control, with push/pull switch for coil tapping and a 3-way pickup toggle switch for pickup selection

  •  Pickup cavities and control cavity thoroughly shielded with 2 coats of conductive shielding paint for noise-free performance

  • Midsize Grover Rotomatic 6-in-line Guitar machine heads with 18:1gear ratio keep this instrument in perfect tune

  • Antique Violin Amber Burst body has been enhanced for maximum grain definition and finished with non-toxic, environmentally friendly Target Emtech Waterbase Brushing Varnish.