A one-off prototype project between James Russell and Eric Schoenberg to design a more fingerstyle friendly solid body electric.
This tele inspired body is made of light weight Swamp Ash, with Strat-like ergonomic arm bevel and rib cut. The neck pickup is a custom Vintage Vibe Charlie Christian style, and a DiMarzio Aria bridge pickup is mounted in the custom made Callaham cold-rolled steel bridge with a left-handed slant to access a more acoustic-like quality. James made the pickguard and CC Pickup surround out of Japanese celluloid, and a graceful sculpted neck joint. The neck is out of forty year old quartersawn mahogany, the neck plate is twice as thick as a standard neck plate and is made of stainless steel, set flush into the body. Two knobs, volume and stacked tone/pickup blend control, with a three-way selector switch.