The Nocturne ROOSTER Guitar
My ultimate instrument for Nocturne Amps & Pedals, is now Yours!
The Nocturne Rooster Guitar, made here in California w a Sinker Redwood top. Sustainably sourced from rivers n lakes here in our golden state. Complete with an American Bigsby and Tvjones inc. pickups.
Yes I am known to favor certain orange twangy hollowbody guitars and oddball teles in my band performances and testing in the shop, but I always go back to my upbringing playing that Coronado II w DeArmond single coils my Dad built while at Fender in the 60s and the Airline Town & Country he gave me in high school, through his magnat#ne tube amp. Thats where the Nocturne Rooster guitar gets its start even though it ends up a hollowbody w an i beam suspension :)
I've designed a guitar that looks and feels familiar w a 25" scale, and 9.5" radius fretboard.. yet is a breed of its own. As I've teamed up w Barry of Grez guitars, an Acoustic Engineer who's helped me get the sonic footprint of a near full sized hollowbody's acoustic transparency while exhibiting the twang and snarl of a vintage jet w the top end compression and jangle of ricky yet still carrying the honky tonk snap and woody bonk of a tele, in a streamline design that comfortable and fast yet still warm in the hand like the handshake of a good friend. This all american build also boast a bigsby B3 vibrato and tonepros fixed tuneOmatic bridge for positive pitch return across a slippery tusq string nut w sperzel locking tuners.
You have to decide which Tvjones pickups (T-armonds, T-90s as seen in vid below, or Roostertrons) are best for your playing preferences, but the Macasar Ebony fretboard w S.S. frets, honduran mahogany body and neck w a very very California centric guitar top made from Ancient Reclaimed Sinker Redwood, pulled from the rivers and lakes of California. Padded gig bag included. check shipping for your region in the contiguous U.S.A.
Both top and back panel's are at a near acoustic guitar's thickness,
the top is .135” thick and the back .19”,
the body depth in total is 2".
Body length 18.25
Body width 13.5
1pc body, sides, center block and back from one large Honduran Mahogany blank.
1pc Honduran Mahogany neck, 1 11/16" nut
End of fretboard width 2.12"
Fretboard Radius 9.5" w/ 22 stainless steel 6105 frets
Scale is 25"
Nut is Graph Tech TUSQ XL
Tonepros bridge w brass saddles
Bigsby B-3 Vibrato
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Schaller strap locks
Harness is Canare 2 conductor foil shielded L-2B2AT
Paper in Oil .015 tone cap, 500K CTS pushpull Vol & Emerson 500K tone pot. Push/pull activates both pickups in middle position, out of phase.
Switchcraft 3 way pickup selector and 1/4" jack
D'Addario EXP110 coated strings.
Tvjones.com pickups (choice of T-armond.s T-90's or exclusive "roostertron" that is a hybrid raybutts coils w a classics filtertron baseplate. all pickups in dearmond mount only.