Eastwood Guitars Messenger - Trans Green - Musicraft / Mark Farner -inspired Tribute Model - NEW!
Eastwood Guitars Messenger
Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar!
Vintage Musicraft -inspired Tribute Model
Popularized by Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame, vintage Messenger guitars were built by Musicraft and featured several innovations for the time. They were some of the first electric guitars to feature a Magnesium-Aluminum alloy neck (preceding Travis Bean and Veleno guitars by several years) and also included a built-in “Tone Messer” Fuzztone circuit. The Fuzztone gave a large signal boost and ratty distortion, which would often cause endless feedback in the original, fully hollow body guitars. The new Eastwood Messenger Tribute model retains the unique look and character of the original vintage Messenger guitars while upgrading the playability and functionality by employing a more reliable and feedback resistant semi-hollow wooden construction with a center block and set neck. The unique end of fingerboard neck/body joint has been preserved for unprecedented access to the upper registers, though the built-in Fuzz has been dropped in favor of more practical and reliable electronics with a pair of Mini Humbuckers, dual volume and tone controls, as well as a 3-way pickup selector. Characteristic “Cat’s Eye” sound holes and the Trans Green finish look great.
Features of the Eastwood Guitars Messenger Tribute
- Semi Hollow Construction
- Arched Spruce Top
- Mahogany Back and Sides with Center Block
- Sent Neck Construction
- Bound Fingerboard
- 25.5” Scale Length
- 1 5/8" Nut Width
- New York Mini Humbuckers
- 3-way Switching
- Dual Volume and Tone Controls
- Nickel / Chrome Hardware
- Custom Chrome Tailpiece
- Grover Imperial style tuner buttons
- Case: Sold Separately
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