Ghetto bird fg

Non Reverse

Only Korina wood and natural finish available.

Ghetto Bird Non Reverse

Maybe they were too unique or too fancy for the era, Dating back to 65' the last great era of instrument design in Kalamazoo, Michigan famed car designer Ray Dietrich took on the lines of mid-50s car tailfins, the more standard double-cutaway design with the bass horn is longer than the treble horn and the headstock having the tuners mounted on the treble side that also features a much more resonant Full tenon ("set") neck rather than the old neck-through construction. Noted guitar authority and author Tom Wheeler once compared the original designs pronouncing the non-reverse versions the "fretted-instrument equivalent of Elmer Fudd". Most collectors agree with (and laugh at!) the assessment. But for some legendary artists like Johnny Winter, Joe Perry, Gatemouth Brown and others the Non-Reverse are nonetheless a toneful, balanced, comfortable, easy-to-play instrument and defiantly way ahead of its time.

Every detail is hand selected for vintage accuracy.

Old stock timbers and real nitrocellulose lacquer.

Vintage spec hardware and electronics.

Technical Specs

Body Type: Solid two piece body

Left-/Right-handed: Either 

Number of Strings:

Body Material: Old Stock African White Limba

Color: Natural

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer 

Neck Material: Old Stock African White Limba

Neck Shape: '58 C (.095 - .098)

Radius: 16" 

Fingerboard Material: Old Stock Indian or Brazilian Rosewood

Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots 

Number of Frets: 22

Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo (Dunlop 6105) 

Scale Length: 24 5/8"

Nut Width: 1 11/32"

Nut Material: Aged Bovine Bone

Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Spec ABR-1 & Stop bar with steel bushings

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Spec

Pickups: Arcane Inc/ EPG '57 PAF

Electronics: Vintage Paper & Oil caps and CTS pots

Strings: D'addario NYXL 10-46

Case Included: Hardshell Case

Ghetto Bird  FG Non Reverse base price is $ 6,000.

Additional charge for fingerboard and for aging.

Explorer options: Fingerboard







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