Tim Reede Apollo

Tim Reede Custom Guitars expand their electric guitar line with the chamberedbody Apollo, featuring Lollar pickups and Bigsby bridge.

Tim Reede Apollo

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This guitar has an interesting design that combines classic semi-hollow elements with sharp shred friendly looks.

With over ten years of experience building custom guitars, Tim Reede Custom Guitars are known for their custom built instruments. The press release says, "Tim Reede Custom Guitars has built a reputation for fine boutique acoustic guitars, but he has always had one foot in the electric guitar arena". It is no secret that the company also has a wide range of electric guitar instruments available.

The latest guitar to come out of their production line has an interesting appeal. The Apollo has the shape of modern guitars combined with the classic appeal of the semi-hollow design. The sharp body design are contrasted by the guitar's archtop like looks, resulting in a distinct yet familiar look.

This guitar has a chambered alder body, that has all the makings of a shred-friendly instrument, including the edgy double cutaway and the lightning shaped f-hole. However, the carved top and back, cream bindings and semi-hollow design adds archtop like elements into the mix.

The rock maple neck is carved into a comfortable "C" profile, and has a strat-like scale length of 25.5". The 22-fret fingerboard is made from rosewood and features straightforward aesthetics with fret markers only appearing at the 12th fret. Like the top and back of the body, the rosewood fretboard is also wrapped by cream binding.

The company equipped the guitar with two Lollar mini humbuckers, which adds to the overall classic appeal. According to the press release, "Lollar mini humbuckers give crisp clarity without any noise at all".

Following the same classic formula is the use of a Bigsby tremolo, which is paired with a Schaller roller bridge and Gotoh 510 tuners on the headstock . Finally, the Tim Reede Apollo guitar currently comes in a honey burst finish.

Like their other instruments, you can order custom features when you get the Apollo. You can opt for a quilted Maple top or gold hardware and other options. The street price for the Tim Reede Apollo starts at $3,129. For more information, head over to Reede Guitars.

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