The Model 101 is the flagship instrument produced by Downes Guitars.  This particular guitar features a bookmatched figured maple top, a 3-piece walnut body, DiMarzio pickups, a JCustom XSII headless tremolo, and a Downes Guitars headpiece and string lock.  Please see the video below for an introduction to the Model 101.  Handmade in Portland, OR!  Full specs are below, and please let me know if you have any questions!

  • Body wood: Walnut
  • Neck wood: 5-ply laminate (figured maple, cherry, walnut)
  • Fingerboard: Bubinga
  • Frets: 24, jumbo 
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Fingerboard radius: 20″
  • Neck thickness: ~20.5mm @ 1st fret; ~22mm @12th fret
  • Pickups: DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues (neck & middle); Virtual Vintage Solo (bridge)
  • Electronics configuration:
    • Chris Buono Gadget Package
      • Volume Fader
      • Arcade-style kill switch
      • Schaller Megaswitch M 5-position blade switch (neck; neck, parallel coils; neck + bridge; neck + bridge, out of phase; bridge)
    • StellarTone ToneStyler 11-position passive tone control
  • Bridge: JCustom XSII Tremolo
  • Finish: Clear
  • Weight: 7lbs., .5oz.
  • Includes Gruv Gear GigBlade gig bag

Free shipping inside the continental US!  Please note: there is NO international shipping available for this guitar — due to updates in the CITES treaty that took effect in 2017, certain woods can no longer be freely exported outside of the US, including the fingerboard wood used in this guitar.

More information available at downesguitars DOT com

Product Specs

Brand New (New)
Downes Guitars
Model 101ST
Solid Body
Made In
United States


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Downes Guitars
Joined Mar 2017
Portland, OR, United States

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Downes Guitars

Portland, OR, United States
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