Rocket '54

Mixing elements from our favourite early 1950s guitar designs. 


The one piece slab mahogany body, carved maple top and vintage set neck construction give a fat yet clear voice.  


Coupled with our custom voiced, vintage style P90 pickups, the `54 tone has beef and bite, chime and clarity.

We build these with a lightly aged finish as std. A gloss finish is available but we really like the way the lightly worn, played in feel helps the guitar to “disappear”. It`s one less obstacle between the player and the playing. Less time blowing dust off it and more time making music!

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Rocket ’54 – Detailed Specifications

Construction

Set neck with 1950`s LP style long tenon

Scale length:……….24.625”

Body

Back:……………..Premium grade 1 piece 1.75″ Mahogany

Top:………………..Premium grade 9/16” carved Eastern Maple

Binding:…………..Single ply Vintage spec ABS

Contours:………..”Vintage non-contoured back 

                          "Vintage” stepped heel neck joint.

Neck

Material:……………..One piece quartersawn Mahogany with Holly headstock veneer

Fretboard:……………First grade Rosewood

Binding:……………….Single ply vintage spec “Royalite"

Inlays:………………….Vintage spec Trap inlays Fretboard Radius: 12″

Side dots:…………….Tortoiseshell

Nut Width:……………1.693″ (43mm)

Trussrod:……………..Vintage style 3/16 single acting rod.

Nut:……………………..Bone

Frets:…………………..Nickel Silver (.100” x .050”)

Headstock inlay:……Pearl “Sunbeam” logo

Headstock angle:….10 degrees

Electronics

Pickups:………………2 x Custom voiced P90

Switching:……………. 3 way toggle

Controls:……………… Neck volume, Neck tone, Bridge volume, Bridge tone controls
(Custom taper CTS potentiometers with selected vintage capacitors)

Hardware

Finish:……………..Nickel

Bridge:…………….Pigtail intonatable wraparound bridge with locking posts fitted to 1 1/4”steel studs

Tuners:…………….Gotoh “Kluson” type 

Finish

Type:………………Lightly aged unplasticised nitrocellulose lacquer

Colour:…………….Gold top with natural or dark back

Accessories

Case:………Hiscox “Liteflite” hardcase

Options

Deep “belly” cut

Bevelled “drop heel” neck joint.“FC” fully contoured heel/cutaway.Gloss finish