Rock n Roll Relics Thunders Cherry Red with ThroBak Humbuckers #19816
Custom ordered by us! Billy has installed the amazing ThroBak 101 Humbuckers (RRP over £500) with Emerson Electronics. Has the wraparound bridge and 60’s neck profile. Lovely and light too at under 7lb.
With Certificate and Hard Case.
Whether it’s playing them or building them, Billy Rowe’s love for guitars always shines through. The Rock N Roll Relics founder has spent his whole life thinking about how to make guitars sound great, feel great, play great.
Billy knows a thing or two about what makes a killer guitar. Well he would, wouldn’t he? After growing up and learning his licks from the classic rock of the ‘70s, the San Francisco native ended up right there in the middle of the 1980s rock explosion that first lit up Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, then blew out the entire world’s speakers. Billy played rhythm and slide guitar in Jetboy, one of the pioneer acts of the incredible scene that spawned Guns N’Roses and Poison. Jetboy were tight with all of them, and were equal darlings of the Hollywood scene. But there always has to be a hard luck tale in any rock’n’roll saga – and Jetboy was it. Bad timing and plain bad luck meant that despite major label albums, Jetboy never scaled the heights of their peers. But stadium rock’s loss is the guitar player’s gain. After decades as a touring musician and tech, Billy Rowe had shredded guitars and rebuilt them over and over. Recognizing that he had plenty to offer the world of guitar making, Billy launched Rock N Roll Relics in 2005, driven by a passion to hand-build nothing less than all-round amazing guitars. Starting with his usual hands-on, DIY mentality, Billy started out in a garage. With a basic website and a little black book of contacts, he started to network his way through an underground market of boutique guitars, amps, pedals and pick ups that he already knew well because of his own guitar obsession. Billy’s particular guitar fetish leaned towards what became known as ‘relic’ – the look and feel of guitars that have been worn-in and even a little bit beat-up by years of hard work on the road. So Billy began building guitars with that cool vintage look, but guitars that were also defined by great craftsmanship and the finest materials.Things have gone well for Billy and Rock N Roll Relics. He has a really fun time making guitars that look, feel and play just the way you’d want them to. But Billy would say that, wouldn’t he? Luckily, he can also point to a long list of top guitar players who own one of his Rock N Roll Relics creations. Glen Campbell, Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses/Kings Of Chaos), Bruce Kulick (Kiss/Grand Funk Railroad), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Bob Rock (Metallica and The Cult Producer), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) are all verysatisfied customers. Why wouldn’t they be? All Rock N Roll relics guitars are built from the ground up, and get the detailed attention that any great guitar deserves from start to finish. All you’ll need to do when you get your hands on your amazing Rock N Roll Relics guitar is start making music – and hit that road!
- Colour: Cherry Red
- Body: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fretboard Wood: Maccassar Ebony
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 60's
Number of Frets
Aged Wraparound Stoptail
3 Way with Emerson Electronics
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We have been hand-selecting, photographing, setting up and selling high end guitars for over 30 years. In this time we have always understood just how important it is to get the setup right. The best guitar in the world can feel very average if it's not setup properly. We have always made this a priority on every single guitar that leaves World Guitars.
The guitar arrived today WOW!! It's fantastic and has exceeded my expectations in all respects. The build quality and finish are outstanding as is the feel and the sound. I only had an hour to play with it but I can't wait to get it plugged in again. Please pass on my thanks to Patrick Eggle who I hope to see at the London Acoustic guitar show again this year when I can thank him in person. Thanks also to you and the team at World Guitars, you really showed a personal interest in my order from start to finish including the delivery which went totally to plan. I would certainly recommend you to my friends. A cut above other major guitar stores I have visited and used.