The Royal Guitar is tinged with old roadhouse smoke, whiskey and molten medal.  The Perfect blend of a Fender Super Strat and Gibson Les Paul

First, if you want another clone metal guitar this ain’t it..

The Royal is a modern style shredder that can clean up well. It has our hybrid HSH coil split pickup system. Two hot humbuckers and a matched middle dual rail humbucker, “it Rocks”. Further with the onboard coil split (all 3 pickups) push pull tone knob you can go from tonal Zeppelin to the heaviest molten metal.

The neck is maple with a Brazilian Cherry Jatoba fingerboard to maintain that great rich tone. It has a shallow “C’ shape that is as comfortable to strum as it is to shred with diamond whiskey fret markers. The body is popular with a quilt maple top with exposed wide natural wood binding that flows into the neck. It has a full 2 octave 24 fret bolt on  neck so you always have all the notes available for you to use on any song you want to play. It has a 25.5” scale length for easy navigation up and down the fretboard and a Floyd Rose double locking tremolo system to keep it in tune even when attempting those “dive bomb” Van Halen style riffs.  

The electronics consist of a 5-way switch, a volume and tone control. It has a very comfortable belly carve and chamfer for your arm to make it effortless to play all day long. The hardware is chrome Grover tuners. It has a dual action truss rod to give you “your” perfect setup options. The pickup arrangement is a hybrid H-S-H that gives you many tonal options to choose from and having the option to split the coils on all 3 pickups gives you twice as many options.

Our Bootlegger head design is as much function as it is form. As a race car builder, driver I understand that any angle or bend can be a point of weakness under stress. We run brake lines and fuel lines with as little bending as possible. The same works with guitar strings the straighter from the tuning post to the nut means less stress on strings and strings hold tuning and resonate better.

Our Bootlegger neck is best compared to a PRS JM shape, Fender modern C shape or a Gibson Slim Taper D shape for feel and playability. It is by far the most easy and recognizable shape for guitar players across the board. It delivers that vintage feel with a modern twist to keep it relevant and functional for guitar players playing any genre of music.

We build with graphite nuts, along with our head and neck design this is best possible pro setup for your guitar. This guitar was built with purpose, thought, and inspiration. We wanted a guitar built for the “regular” player as well as the “performing” artist.

We wanted it to have all the useful options needed for all skill levels and tonal desires to cover most genres of music. We wanted it to look, feel, and play like your “go-to” guitar should. We wanted it balanced and lightweight but still have that solid, well built feel to it. Many versions were tried and many failed to live up to our expectations, but the Royal rose to the top and met the objective. This is truly a modern, versatile, and a great playing guitar.

The factory prototype was debuted at NAMM 2020 and then again at a private event during this year’s Gearfest. It was widely praised by the diverse group of players that attended both events.

The Royal guitar has traveled across the country several times to Luther’s, Artist’s, and industry Expert’s gaining their approval. The Royal stood true to its name and past the road test and is now available to the public thanks to Bootlegger Guitars and all involved. Reno Paulson.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Royal
  • Blue Flame
  • 2021
Made In
  • Korea, Republic of
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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Hermosa Beach, CA, United States
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