With this superb Stratocaster-like, MB Guitars offers us a breathtaking replica of the original '60 to '62 models.
This custom order model is entirely handcrafted by Mike Bowes. Here, no digital machine, the processes are identical to those of the time with manual work pushed to the maximum.
In terms of the wood species used, these are ultra-selected to make perfect replicas. Weight, appearance, drying, nothing is left to chance. Indian rosewood fingerboards (250 years old) are treated to achieve the same look as the original Rio rosewood. It is so to be mistaken.
The cellulosic finishes are extremely worked for maximum finesse and a touch and look totally similar to vintage models.
As for the attention to detail, this one is simply off the charts.
- Fixing plate identical to the vintage models of the 60s
- Hand-dressed frets, hand-saw cut slots
- Hardware and buttons reproduced to perfection. Even the screws and the holes made in the pickguards are identical to those of the period.
- Pickguards made entirely by hand, as in the era, with discoloration and deformations
- RadioShop microphones restoring all the nuances of the game to perfection. Mellow, twang and warmth are there with this characteristic "bloomy" attack and a precise bridge pickup, without being aggressive.
Mike Bowes guitars are true "counterfeit" guitars. All the magic of the guitars of the time is present in his creations. The sound, the feel of the game, the look. We believe it!
Want more information to design your own model? Do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help you.
MB Guitars '62-S 3 Tone Burst (80345)
Body Shape: S-Type
Body Wood: Selected Alder with correct 60's routing
Body Top Wood: None
Body Finish: 3 Tone Burst - Heavy Relic
* 100% Nitrocellulose
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Super dark reclaimed 250 years old Indian Rosewood
Neck Back Shape: Vintage chunky C - '62
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
Frets: Jescar '6105' Nickel, 21 frets
Nut: Tusq (bone, 42mm)
No Matching Headstock
Bridge Pickup: Radio Shop MB-60's (Aged White Cover)
Middle Pickup: Radio Shop MB-60's ( Aged White Cover)
Neck Pickup: Radio Shop MB-60's ( Aged White Cover)
1x Volume, 2x Tone, 5P CRL, CTS True Vintage, Luxe Orange
Pickguard: Correct specs, Aged Parchment
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Vintage Klusons type
Bridge: Callaham Vintage Premium Repro
Case: Gator Vintage Deluxe Hard Case