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Traditionalist

$3,300.00
Availability:
Current build queue is about 9 months long
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The Traditionalist is the second guitar for RGI. The design goal was a classic shape but reimagined in the aluminum format. This includes the tremolo, tummy carve, and arm carve

Engineered using an aluminum neck-through-body construction and designed around the Mastery tremolo and bridge. The pickups and hardware are joined to the neck spine that runs through the entire guitar by removable couplers, so that swapping to new hardware won’t require an entirely new guitar or drilling the neck directly. The shape was then inspired by the Jazzmaster, but with a shortened horn and deeper fretting cut.

The Traditionalist is built to order with your specifications, so expect at least a nine month wait before receiving your guitar.

NECK SPECS:

  • Material: 6061 Solid Billet Aluminum

  • Nut Width: 1 11/16”

  • Fretboard Radius: 12”

  • Tuners: 3+3 Sperzel Locking

  • Nut: 6061 Aluminum (cut for heavy gauge strings)(0.013", 0.020", 0.024", 0.035", 0.046", and 0.056") or cut to your specific gauges if specified

  • Neck Shape: Very flat U shape, maximum thinness without structural loss, no tapered heel

  • Weight: 3.5 lbs

     

BODY SPECS (FOR ALUMINUM 2 PIECE ONLY):

  • Thickness: 1.25”

  • Weight: Two Piece Aluminum - 5 lbs

  • Pickups: Lollar Senn Model Ones

  • Bridge: Mastery Bridge

  • Tremolo: Mastery Tremolo

  • Potentiometers: PEC

Includes:

  • Pelican Hard Case

  • Microfiber Cloth

  • Aluminum Polish

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  • WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?

New website, once I figure out embedded audio, I will include it here

 

  • SOLID WOOD? WHAT KIND?

My local wood supplier is called Goosebay Lumber, if you would like to look at their selection of possible woods, here: https://goosebaylumber.net/

In general, this option is priced from picking up a single piece (no jointing) of African Mahogany. If you wanted Walnut, for instance, that would have to be jointed, and would cost an additional $100 for the higher cost in wood; or possible to special order a solid slab but would also cost more. Just specify in the additional details part of your order, and I will organize with you for the material. In general, they have access to anything.

  • THE PICKUP SELECTION DOESN'T HAVE WHAT I WANT, WHAT GIVES?

This is just a small selection of pickups I have worked with, or like.  If there is a pickup that you would like, just ask and if I can find it for purchase, it can go in the guitar.  ezpz.

 

  • I WANT IT BOLT ON, GIVE ME BOLT ON

That isn’t a question. But the body is designed that the inside of the heel is the standard 25.5” strat heel position. So, if you wanted this to be a bolt on with these options, it is certainly possible. Just talk about it in the form, and I will do the estimate based on the material you choose.

 

  • WHAT IS THE TRADITIONALIST

The Traditionalist is the second design I’ve made, with the help of John Hilton. It is using the same framework as the Ritualist, but with a new body shape and pickguard design to be more of a classic guitar.

 

  • CAN I GET MINE CHEAPER? FASTER?

no

 

  • AFFIRM ASKED ME TO ADD THIS, IF YOU USE AFFIRM PLEASE READ THIS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

If you finance with Affirm and if one or more items in your order has an extended ship date, your loan payment(s), including interest, may be due before the merchant ships all of the items.  Please note that you may not receive a rebate of any interest that may have already accrued on an amount that later gets refunded.