Rocket '59

True vintage construction and detailing.


The Rocket `59 is voiced after the classic, late 1950`s twin humbucker guitars. Comfort and ergonomics take after another late `50s favourite with deep body contours.


The mass of the one piece Mahogany body and the thickness and carve of the flamed Eastern Maple top are carefully chosen to work with the Traditional Long tenon neck joint and one piece Mahogany neck to give the classic, full toned response of those classic instruments.  


We use carefully voiced pickups which give a clear bass, sweet midrange and clear treble response. 

We are proud of the Rocket `59. We put a lot into it and we're confident players will get a lot out of it. 

It works!

Rocket ’59 – 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 flamed Eastern Maple

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

Contours:………..Deep “belly” cut

Bevelled “drop 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 PAF type humbucker

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:………………Gloss unplasticised nitrocellulose lacquer

Colour:…………….Sunburst

Accessories

Case:………Hiscox “Liteflite” hardcase

Options

“Vintage” non contoured body.

“Vintage” stepped heel neck joint.

“FC” fully contoured heel/cutaway.

“New old stock” lightly aged finish