Specimen completes custom Tele-Parlour inspired Jacobite guitar

The Jacobite is the latest one-of-a-kind custom to make it's way out of Ian Schneller's Chicago based Specimen Guitars. While it's long, thin body, stubby neck, and thick head may not suit everyones taste, Specimen certainly deserves credit for experimenting.

The Jacobite

"From a structural standpoint, the instrument is a hybrid of elements, some taken from Telecaster-style guitars, others taken from a certain parlour guitar made by Matteo Sellas in 1638" the Specimen website states.

"The twelfth fret body join and the contrasting patchwork of maple and ebony creates an illusion of "over-the-body" frets which were commonly found on instruments dating from this early era."

To personalize the guitar just that little bit more, the fretboard features a wilderness landscape inspired by Schneller's recent cycling trip along Alaska's Denali Highway.

"In keeping with the Telecaster-style, this guitar has a bolt-on neck and slab body construction and it's pickup is a single coil, but it is a specially wound extra long single coil. The frequency response is quite broad due to the pickup's angle, giving it a big bottom and sparkling highs."


- Custom pickup designed by Specimen and wound by Lindy Fralin

- 16:1 high-ratio sealed planetary banjo tuners

- Ebony and Alaskan cedar burl facing on the headstock

- Gotoh Tone Pros wrap-around bridge

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This is truly a Specimen -- how much, and where can I get one (though I'm afraid I can't afford it).

I'm lead to believe there is only one, Bart. Head over to http://www.specimenproducts.com/contact/index.html for Specimen's contact details.


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