RedLineAcoustics R-Body Pro Model Square Neck Guitar #162
This guitar has been built with the traditional classic R-Body size and shape. The Top is made from aged book-matched Adirondack Spruce. The Back and Sides are made from solid book-matched East Indian Rosewood. The Neck is made of Honduras Mahogany and is fit with an East Indian Rosewood Fretboard with flush frets. The headstock overlay is also made of East Indian Rosewood.
We chose to finish this guitar in a natural finish. This gives it a rather timeless look, and allows the natural beauty of the woods we used to shine through. Our “recipe” for building assures that it sounds great and is fun and easy to play, along with our meticulous set-up work during the final assembly stages of these guitars.
Our simple, yet efficient baffling system, along with our modern internal bracing indeed add to the overall performance of this guitar. It is likely this guitar will throw out all the volume you will ever need, yet the tone is sweet when that is what you need.
If you are looking for a quality built, American-made square-neck guitar, this one may be all you will ever need.
Top: Book-Matched Aged Adirondack Spruce (also known as Red Spruce)
Back and Sides: Book-Matched East Indian Rosewood
Body Depth: 3 5/8″
Fretboard and Headstock Overlay: East Indian Rosewood
Binding: Cream colored on top of body and Fretboard.
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, five captive wooden struts between top and back)
Internal Baffles: Yes
Inlays: 1/4″ diameter Mother Of Pearl Dots
Finish: Nitrocellulose gloss lacquer
This guitar was made by us at our shop in Hendersonville, Tennessee- just outside of Nashville.
It comes with a hard shell case.
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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