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The second Clarendon solid body, built in 2019 and used at home by me to test various pickups, so has picked up a few small dings and scratches. The pickup I settled on is a Golden Age vintage style P90, modified with alnico 3 magnets and copper shielding around the coil for a smoother top end than the regular alnico 5s.

This model has some slightly unusual features:

The string holders (or hitch pins) behind the bridge are derived from the Doolin/Elliot design more often seen on high end steel string acoustic bridges, and combine excellent coupling to the body with a slightly more relaxed feel to the string tension than through-body stringing tends to give. At the headstock the end of the fretboard serves as a nut behind the zero fret, and the retainer bar keeps the break angle (and thus the perceived tension) the same for all six strings.

Please be aware that this instrument has NO string ground, but the pickup, pickup cavity and control cavity are well shielded, and the guitar is no noisier than my Tele or Jazzmaster. I probably wouldn't recommend it for very high gain situations, though...

Scale length - 650mm
Body -  American black walnut, 2-piece (300mm across lower bout)
Neck - American cherry, bolt-on (20mm deep at 1st fret, 24mm at 12th)
Fretboard - East Indian rosewood, compound radius, 2 way truss rod, side dots
Bridge - East Indian rosewood
Tuners - Grover Sta-tite
Pickup - Golden Age P90 (alnico 3 magnets)
Controls - Volume & Tone (push/push 'blower' switch on tone), Daka-ware knobs
Hardware - nickel, with stainless steel hitch pins and neck screws
Fretwire - Jescar 47095, nickel silver
Finish - Tru-oil
Weight - 3.45kg

Strings - 11-48
Ritter RGP-5 gig bag included

Please feel free to ask any questions or visit my website for more information on this instrument or custom builds

Please note I do not currently ship outside the UK and EU; Shipping will be via UPS.

Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
  • Woodsville
  • Clarendon
  • Walnut
  • 2019
Made in
  • United Kingdom
Body type
  • Solid body


St Mary Church, United Kingdom
Joined Reverb:2017

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