Wildwood Guitars • Gretsch G6136T-CSTRR Rich Robinson Magpie • SN: UC19101873
The Black Crowes have contributed numerous earworms to the American popular music canon, and Rich Robinson's stellar guitar work is at the center of all of them. His riffs mix classic gutbucket blues with pop hooks in the best possible way, and his inimitable style is instantly recognizable. So, it's only fair that the Gretsch Custom Shop recognized him by releasing an awesome super-limited signature guitar. Wildwoodians, meet the Rich Robinson Magpie! The Rich Robinson Magpie uses the Falcon body shape as its building block, but there are few notable differences between the two birds. Like the Falcon, it has a 3-ply maple body, but it has a solid spruce top, which boosts resonance and ups the guitar's punching power. To that end, it also sports 1959-style trestle bracing, and it has an extra centerblock under the bridge to cut down on feedback. It's a good thing they put that center block in there because you are going to want to play this guitar loudly! It has a TV Jones Classic Plus in the bridge, which is a marvelous pickup. The high-end is lush and jangly, the midrange is biting, the low-end is woody and warm, and you can get that classic Gretsch twang when you dig in. The neck pickup is a Broad'Tron, and it sounds glorious. It has broad, throaty, warm, midrange that punches through a mix like the incredible Hulk's fist, and it has fat, round lows to go with smooth, singing highs. We're proud to showcase the Rich Robinson Magpie because it's one of the prettiest birds in the sky. We know it will inspire you to reach new heights on your fretboard journey!
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child Signature Stratocaster • SN: VC0566
We can talk until we're blue in the face about the plethora of reasons why Jimi Hendrix was the greatest player to ever strap on a Strat. No one has ever matched his blend of virtuosic instrumental prowess, intense emotional expression, Picasso-level attention to the colors and hues in his music, and masterful songwriting, but what really puts him head and shoulders above the rest of every other six-string slinger is his universal appeal. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, loves Jimi Hendrix. Case in point: Ian Mackaye and Stevie Ray Vaughan could not be more different as people or guitarists. Mackaye was the singer and guitarist in legendary post-hardcore band Fugazi (a group about as far removed from the psychedelic rock of the seventies as humanly possible) while SRV was perhaps the greatest master of electric blues since Hendrix himself. Despite their immense musical, philosophical, geographic, and stylistic differences, both listed Hendrix as their favorite guitarist of all time by a wide margin. So, it doesn't matter if you're a punk in a leather jacket laden with safety pins, a metalhead in a Motorhead shirt, a jazz cat with an expensive hat, a classic rocker with a closet full of vintage concert tees, or a regular 'ol non-musician who listens to whatever's on the radio: chances are, if someone asks you who your favorite guitarist is, Hendrix is going to be one of the first names out of your mouth. If you ever ask someone this question and they DON'T drop Jimi's name, report them to the authorities immediately, because they are not to be trusted, and are probably a lizard person or alien in disguise. Facetiousness aside, Hendrix's music seems to resonate with every single human being on a molecular level, and it is hard to quantify how or why. His singular style of guitar playing has a way of forcibly grabbing you by the heart and making you feel all sorts of emotions that don't really have names, and that's the sort of voodoo that defies complete explanation. The reason that no one can replicate his guitar style is simple: more so than any amp or guitar, the contents of his spirit were the key to his magic Spanish castle of sound.
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1951 Nocaster • SN: R99240
In 1951, Leo Fender changed the world of music forever by introducing the first-ever mass-produced solidbody electric guitar. Leo was going to call it the Broadcaster, but the threat of a lawsuit from Gretsch (who produced a drum set called the Broadkaster) forced him to abandon that plan. Ever the resourceful (and frugal) businessman, Leo simply snipped the word “Broadcaster” off the headstock decal and shipped his nameless guitars out. Since the guitars had no model name, musicians dubbed them “Nocasters.” Because of their incredible rarity, original Nocasters have become some of the most desirable vintage pieces out there. So, we decided to team up with our friends at the Fender Custom Shop and issue a Wildwood 10 version that marries the vibe of the originals with modern ergonomics. The Wildwood-exclusive 10″ radius and 6105 frets are a perfect pairing with the chunky Nocaster U-shaped neck profile, and the Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele pickups deliver spectacular sounds. We’re sure you’ll find a Nocaster here that will grab you by your heart strings, so we invite you to browse away–just make sure your keyboard drool shield is in place!
Wildwood Guitars • Gibson Custom Shop Lee Roy Parnell 1959 Les Paul Standard • SN: LRP9031
Lee Roy's signature model is a sight to behold. It features a custom finish dubbed "Abilene Burst" (an homage to his hometown), and it highlights the beautiful grain on the figured maple top. Two underwound '57 classic pickups produce sweet vintage PAF sounds that will inspire you to play for hours and hours. Speaking of sweet sounds, Lee Roy asked Gibson Custom to do something a little different for his signature model: would they put a bit of extra wood in the pickup cavities to give it a bit of extra vintage-style woodiness? They said yes, and it paid incredible dividends. Because of the extra wood, the pickups capture more of the guitar's acoustic character, the guitar feels more responsive, and it has glorious woody midrange that will take you back in time to 1959. The Lee Roy Parnell 1959 Les Paul doesn't skimp on the ergonomic side of things, either. It has a contoured cutaway to allow for maximum access to the upper frets and beyond, which is a godsend for slide players. As fun as it is to take slide solos up past the 22nd fret, you won't want to because the neck is so comfortable. It's a custom '59 profile that Leroy worked with the Custom Shop to create, and it has a lovely chunky feel that makes you want to cancel all your appointments for the day and adventure across the fretboard. We're proud to showcase such an inspiring signature model from our friends at Gibson Custom. We invite you to take one for a spin and experience the sound of Abilene. Once you do, we're sure the Lee Roy Parnell 1959 Les Paul Standard will help you make joyous noise for a long time.
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1955 Telecaster SN • R99697
By 1955, things were hopping at Fender, and the Telecaster was hottest new electric guitar in all the land. Rock and roll, rockabilly, and country music were all taking off, and the Fender Telecaster was at the epicenter of it all. Our Wildwood 10 1955 Telecasters are an homage to the Telecasters that rolled off the line and into the hands of thousands of guitar players during the mid-1950s. They feature resonant ash bodies, period-correct neck shapes, hand-wound Custom Shop electronics, and maple necks. But they also feature our dealer-exclusive 10" radius and narrow-tall 6105 frets for comfortable modern handfeel. So, you get the best of both worlds: all the fabulous fifties Fender tone you can handle AND modern playability. Please keep drooling to a minimum as you browse our many Wildwood 10 1955 Telecasters. We have lots of colors, neck profiles, and relic'd finishes, so we're sure you'll find something to make you salivate!
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1959 Jazzmaster • SN: R103760
Though the Jazzmaster was originally designed to appeal to jazz guitarists, it has found a much broader appeal across many genres and eras. In everything from surf music to shoegaze to new wave to indie music, the Jazzmaster has formed the sonic backbone of many classic records, and its offset body is the picture of cool. Our Wildwood 10 Jazzmasters from the Fender Custom Shop capture the inimitable vibe of their vintage forebears while providing incredible modern playability. They feature ridiculously resonant, high-quality tonewoods wearing fifties-style nitrocellulose lacquer finishes that allow the guitar to breathe and resonate like nobody's business. They also have pickups with real flatpole magnets to capture that classic Jazzmaster sound. The wizard-like luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop have also outfitted these guitars with a Wildwood-exclusive 10" radius and narrow-tall 6105 frets, a configuration that facilitates just about every style and technique under the sun. So, these Wildwood 10 Jazzmasters blend comfortable ergonomics with vintage vibe in a truly inspiring way. We invite you to browse through our offset offerings and see what colors, neck shapes, and relic'd finishes inspire you. We're sure you'll find one that tickles your eardrums!
Wildwood Guitars • PRS Guitars Wildwood 35th Anniversary Wood Library Custom 24 Fatback • SN 190291805
The last time we flew up to Maryland to visit our friends at PRS, they blew our minds with an incredible anniversary gift. To celebrate Wildwood's thirty-fifth year of existence, they offered to build us a run of Custom 24 Fatbacks in two of our favorite nitrocellulose lacquer Private Stock finishes, Northern Lights and Frost Bite. This is rather unprecedented in the history of the Wood Library, and we are overcome with gratitude towards the fine folks at PRS for giving us such a special present. Of course, we couldn't just stop at the finish--we had to pick out some stunning tonewoods, too! Again, PRS rolled out the red carpet for us, and we picked some of the finest East coast maple and Brazilian rosewood for the tops and fingerboards. Of course, beautiful wood is exciting, but the finish on top of it might be even cooler. These Custom 24s all come equipped with a vintage-style nitrocellulose lacquer finish that allows these exceptional tonewoods to breathe and resonate like a vintage guitar from the fifties. Our friends at PRS have also tweaked the pickups to amplify the spectacular voices of these instruments. These new pickups, called 58/15LT+ humbuckers, replace the old 58/15LTs and refine their sonic formula even further through the magic of TCI tuning. They blend the richness and the full harmonic response we expect from PRS with a healthy dash of vintage character, and the resulting mix is quite inspiring. We're proud to present one of the coolest anniversary gifts ever, the Wildwood Guitars 35th Anniversary Wood Library Custom 24 Fatback. The only downside is that we're left wondering how we're going to top these guitars for our subsequent anniversaries down the road. Well, we'll cross the bridge when we get to it. For now, we hope these Custom 24s inspire you as much as they inspire us!
Wildwood Guitars Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1961 Stratocaster - Heavy Relic • SN R102531
By 1961, the Stratocaster was fast on its way to becoming a cultural mainstay after Strat-slingers like Hank Marvin took the airwaves by storm. The sixties were also an exciting time for Stratocaster design, as Leo and company outfitted them with rosewood fretboards for the first time. The rosewood produced a sweet attack that spoke to everyone from Hendrix to SRV! Our Wildwood 10 1961 Stratocasters pay tribute to the great Strat boom of the sixties, and we think they embody the sweet sounds of that era to a T. We have a wide variety of colors, relic'd finishes, and neck profiles on tap, so we invite you to browse away and find a Strat that plucks your heartstrings. Once you do, we're sure you'll fall under the spell of the Wildwood 1961 Stratocaster.
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1955 Telecaster • SN: R102448
By 1955, things were hopping at Fender, and the Telecaster was the hottest new electric guitar in all the land. Rock and roll, rockabilly, and country music were all taking off, and the Fender Telecaster was at the epicenter of it all. Our Wildwood 10 1955 Telecasters are an homage to the Telecasters that rolled off the line and into the hands of thousands of guitar players during the mid-1950s. They feature resonant ash bodies, period-correct neck shapes, hand-wound Custom Shop electronics, and maple necks. But they also feature our dealer-exclusive 10" radius and narrow-tall 6105 frets for comfortable modern handfeel. So, you get the best of both worlds: all the fabulous fifties Fender tone you can handle AND modern playability. Please keep drooling to a minimum as you browse our many Wildwood 10 1955 Telecasters. We have lots of colors, neck profiles, and relic'd finishes, so we're sure you'll find something to make you salivate!
Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1955 Stratocaster • SN: R101229
Fender first introduced the Stratocaster in 1954, but they didn't really hit their stride until 1955 when they locked in the perfect formula for optimum sonic horsepower and good looks. The Wildwood 10 1955 Stratocasters pay homage to these legendary original Strats by replicating crucial details like the one-ply pickguard, dot inlays, resonant ash bodies, and maple necks. Many have also been lovingly relic'd by the masterful Custom Shop team, so they have oodles of vintage vibe. Nevertheless, they feel every bit as good as any modern guitar thanks to their Wildwood-exclusive 10" radius and 6105 frets. We invite you to experience the new-age comfort and fifties mojo of the Wildwood 10 1955 Stratocaster. Once you do, we're sure you'll fall head over heels in love.
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1958 Jazzmaster • SN: R102041
Though the Jazzmaster was originally designed to appeal to jazz guitarists, it has found a much broader appeal across many genres and eras. In everything from surf music to shoegaze to new wave to indie music, the Jazzmaster has formed the sonic backbone of many classic records, and its offset body is the picture of cool. Our Wildwood 10 Jazzmasters from the Fender Custom Shop capture the inimitable vibe of their vintage forebears while providing incredible modern playability. They feature ridiculously resonant, high-quality tonewoods wearing fifties-style nitrocellulose lacquer finishes that allow the guitar to breathe and resonate like nobody's business. They also have pickups with real flatpole magnets to capture that classic Jazzmaster sound. The wizard-like luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop have also outfitted these guitars with a Wildwood-exclusive 10" radius and narrow-tall 6105 frets, a configuration that facilitates just about every style and technique under the sun. So, these Wildwood 10 Jazzmasters blend comfortable ergonomics with vintage vibe in a truly inspiring way. We invite you to browse through our offset offerings and see what colors, neck shapes, and relic'd finishes inspire you. We're sure you'll find one that tickles your ear drums!
Wildwood Guitars • Vintage 1957 Fender Stratocaster
There’s nothing quite like a great vintage guitar. They’re more than just instruments–they’re amazing pieces of history! These are the guitars that inspired generations and cemented the iconic sound of rock ‘n roll. We can still feel the undeniable impact these instruments have made on our industry, and players still gravitate towards these iconic instruments for their expressive voices and phenomenal feel. Wynton Marsalis is fond of saying that truly great music evokes emotions that we don’t necessarily have a name for, and these vintage guitars do something similar. Old guitars have all sorts of subtle shades and hues within them, and they expand the artistic palette of any musician who picks them up. Truly exceptional instruments go a step beyond even that by creating those unspoken emotions Mr. Marsalis was talking about during the act of creation. It’s hard to quantify “mojo,” but the Wildwood team knows it when we see it, and we have sought out vintage instruments that have “it:” the rare sorts of timbres that evoke nameless feelings. We have accomplished this by sourcing the best of the best from loving owners who have treated their guitars the way they deserve to be treated, and once they arrive they receive the exact same love and care that our new instruments do. We invite you to browse our inventory and unlock the legend for yourself.
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1955 Roasted Stratocaster • SN R100516
Years ago, we approached our friends at the Fender Custom Shop with a proposal: would they build us guitars that combined the mojo of a true-to-vintage reissue with modern handfeel and comfy modern ergonomics? They were enthused about the idea, and the Wildwood 10 was born. Thanks to the Custom Shop’s incredible craftsmanship and artistry, these guitars look gorgeous, sound killer, and play like butter. Each of these Custom Shop creations features a thin fifties-style nitrocellulose finish, which allows the voice of the resonant hand-selected tonewoods to shine through. They also have hand-wound Custom Shop pickups that are sure to inspire you to reach new heights on your sonic journey. Wildwood 10s feel great in your hands, too. Their modern 10” radius is suitable for a wide variety of styles and techniques, and their 6105 narrow-tall frets allow you to expend less energy with your left hand, especially when bending strings. To top it all off, they come with a limited edition Dealer Select Wildwood 10 hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity.
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