Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of September, 16 2002 through September, 23 2002


Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Cajun Magenta with Binding

Cryptozoology is the study of animals that may or may not be real. One such creature is the mysterious, giant primate known around the world by a myriad of different names such as Bigfoot, Yeti and Sasquatch—just to name a few. Sightings have been reported for at least two centuries worldwide yet no tangible evidence exists to corroborate their actual existence. Many point to this lack of verifiable data as proof that the accounts of encounters and intangible evidence are mere folklore.

As children, one of the biggest thrills of going to the zoo is the stop at the gorilla area. While gazing with awe and wonder at the enormity of the majestic mountain gorillas, it is prudent to keep in mind that the very existence of these rather elusive animals was not known until Captain von Beringe’s East African expedition up Mt. Sabinyo happened upon a small group of them on October 17, 1902. In keeping with the mindset of the day, they were able to bring back tangible proof and the scientific community had no doubt that a new subspecies of great ape had been discovered. Since most gorillas live in the dense, inaccessible tropical forest regions of Africa, it has only been in the last 30 years that researchers have learned the details of their life in the wild.

Cryptoelectroguitarology is the study of electric guitars that may or may not be real. Great skepticism and controversy have arisen around the alleged existence of a Drop Top of the subspecies Cajun Magenta. Many claim to have heard tales of Drop Tops of this gorgeously hued mythical genus told at night around a campfire or in the recording studio but no one has had substantial proof as to their existence—until now!

As a highly trained team of cryptoelectroguitarologists were surveying the forests of the United States Pacific Northwest, they became aware of a curious sound wafting on the breezes of a particularly densely foliated area. Crawling on their bellies along the forest floor they gained a visual vantage point and peered out into a small clearing. There through the mist what they saw finally put an end to the controversy that has raged for the last two centuries. Fortunately, the scientists had the presence of mind to snap a photo which has now become an accepted and documented fact, proving once and for all the unequivocal existence and accurate coloration of a Cajun Magenta adorned Drop Top. What once was only legend has now become fact. This was truly a joyous day for the cryptoelectroguitarological community.

One of the most notable features of this particular Cajun Magenta specimen is the use of a “Specialized Selection” tubular quilted maple top, denoted by the elongated, three-dimensional, linear grain pattern present throughout the body surface area—a rumored favorite of many sasquatch.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

• MODEL: – Drop Top

• FINISH: – Cajun Magenta with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – “Personalized Selection” Tubular Quilt Maple Top on Basswood Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Black

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard—no front dot inlay

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Black

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – n/a

• NECK PICKUP: – H1-

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo—for almost unlimited sonic combinations

• PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

• PICKUP RINGS: – Black

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .009-.042 Elixir Nanoweb

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Electric City Music/Kaukauna Wisconsin

• 09-04-02A




Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Cajun Magenta with Binding






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