RedLine Acoustics Square Neck Guitar #159
This guitar has been built with our Large Body size and shape. That is to say that the body is a slightly modified dreadnought size. If you are familiar with D-18 and D-28 style acoustic guitars, the body of this guitar is very close to that.
The Top, Back, and Sides are made from solid book-matched nicely figured maple. The neck is made of maple as well, and is fit with a beautiful Ebony Fretboard with flush frets. The headstock overlay is also made of Ebony.
If you are looking for a guitar with plenty of volume and overall power, you have found it. The maple construction, coupled with our internal structure, baffling system, and Large Body insure there is plenty of power in this guitar! It offers all the volume you are likely to ever need. It can also be played lightly, when needed, with a tone you are sure to enjoy.
Aesthetically speaking, this is a stunning guitar to look at. Very handsome! The figure of the maple is striking to look at, and the overall look is very much enhanced with the classic vintage sunburst finish. But, looks aren’t everything! Tonally, I think you will be even more impressed. It sounds fantastic and plays great! No matter what playing style you find yourself involved with, this guitar will deliver, in spades! This guitar comes with a Hard Shell Case.
We made this Guitar at our shop in Hendersonville, Tennessee- just outside of Nashville.
Top and Back: Book-Matched Figured Maple
Sides: Book-Matched Figured Maple
Body Depth: 4 1/4″- 4″ (slight taper)
Fretboard and Headstock Overlay: Jet Black Ebony
Binding: Cream colored on top and back of body.
Fret Scale: 25″
Frets: Flush Frets (cream color)
Tuners: Grover #305-C
Cover Plate: Fan, Chrome
Tailpiece: Traditional Resophonic Guitar Style, Chrome
Sound Holes: Screenless Rings, Chrome
Spider: (Our own) Special Alloy RLR Spider
Cone: Vintage Quarterman
Bridge Insert: Ebony capped aged maple
Internal Structure: Open Structure (Cone Support on top, traditional guitar ladder bracing on back, six captive wooden struts between top and back)
Internal Baffle: Yes
Inlays: 1/4″ diameter Mother Of Pearl Dots
Finish: Nitrocellulose gloss lacquer over a beautiful Vintage Sunburst
Cheers to you and your team!! Excellent work! I couldn't be happier with everything. Neck finish looks killer and playability is on another level! Truly inspiring. I cannot thank you enough.TY STEVENS, CUSTOMER FOR LIFE
I cannot say enough good things about The X. It is infinitely playable, easy to look at and very pleasing to the ear. If I ever got any actual playing skill, I could probably take over the world with this thing. Thank You Sir.DON SIMPSON
I have been lucky enough to spend some time at Steve’s shop playing several of his reso’s. Man these guitars are great. The construction is impeccable and the tone and volume are as good as it gets on the custom front. These guitars will surely be flooding the scene as soon as people get to hear them. I own a E model beard but my next purchase will be one of Steve’s guitars. If you get the chance don’t pass them up.TUCK TUCKER
The mandolin came in yesterday and I just got it from the office today. This is an outstanding instrument. The sound is even more than I expected from the videos online. I haven’t gotten a chance to play it a whole lot but the more and more I play, the better I like it. You and your crew are very talented in this art and business you run at making great high quality instruments at a darn good price. Will report back after some much anticipated playing time. Have a good one.JESSE RAMIREZ
Traveler #25 is a masterpiece, truly the “Presidential Model.” It arrived safely via USPS, rested overnight, and awakened today. Where do I begin? The woods are beautiful, and the finish and binding bring out their character. It sparkles. The binding, by the way, is extraordinary. Gold hardware complements the woods and finish, and the scalloped tailpiece lends itself perfectly to the shape of the mandolin. It is an aesthetic celebration. The tone is phenomenal, and the low, easy setup allows me to bring out the tone as if the instrument were already played in, that’s how refined it is already. When you mentioned that it is very easy to play you understated it: the radiused fretboard and setup give it an effortless feel. I love the way that #25 nestles in my hand; I need to look to see that it’s really there. Traveler #25 embodies the Zen of mandolin playing, and you are the Zen Master. Thanks, Steve, for your creation.DR. FRED SAVITZ
The little Traveler has arrived. Wow! It is so small for producing such a GREAT sound. I must say it leaves my Weber Y2K standing in the dust . I tried a couple of dozen different pick weights and materials till I adopted a couple that seem to work best with the Traveler and, as fortune would have it, my old Tone Guard fits her like a glove. Superb job Steve. The frets are quite nice. Top nut to tailpiece. She sings so sweetly. AND I believe you will find a niche with the celtic crowd as the Traveler just loves to play fast and Irish or Scottish. I am so glad I chose the satin finish and the gold clamshell tailpiece. It’s understated and elegant. I am highly happy and my wife likes it too. It was ‘the sound’ that originally drew us to the instrument. Now that I have one, it still is the sound. How wonderful. As we go along I will have some other requests.
I’ll ask you about them later. Thank you for the gift and extra strings. Take care Steve and thanks again. Your friend Bruce.
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