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Model R16 Semi Hollow

The Model R16-SH is the Semi Hollow version of the R16. It has a 1/4" top made of your choice of hardwood. A 4" centerblock runs the length of the body while the rest is hollow. This design creates beautiful semi hollow tones that sound great clean or heavily overdriven and everywhere in between. It is a beautifully handcrafted, rugged and utilitarian, yet refined, instrument.

Ships in a Mono M80 Sleeve.

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Base price of $3450.

There is an outline of specs with many options listed below. We can of course also gladly consider options not listed. Just ask and more than likely we'll be able to make it happen! To get an exact price and build time, email directly at

Specs and Options:
  • Body Wood:
    • Alder

  • Body Construction:
    • No F-Holes. Chambered body only.
    • Semi Hollow Body with single F-Hole
    • Semi Hollow Body with two F-Holes (Add $50)

  • Scarf Jointed Neck Wood:
    • Hard Maple

  • Top Material: All Redwood, Koa, Claro Walnut and Big Leaf Maple tops come from Oregon Wild Wood and much of it is salvaged old growth lumber. All of the Redwood in particular is harvested from 1500+ year old downed Redwood trees which once stood 20' or more in diameter and towered over 400' tall.

    Plain maple is great for adding a solid color, semi transparent color or sunburst. All of the others work very well with a dark sunburst or left completely natural.

    • Bookmatched Plain Maple
    • Bookmatched Black Walnut (Add $50)
    • Bookmatched Figured Big Leaf Maple (Add $75)
    • Bookmatched Figured Old Growth Redwood (Add $125)
    • Bookmatched Figured Koa (Add $125)
    • Bookmatched Figured Claro Walnut (Add $125)

  • Body Binding:
    • Black
    • White
    • Cream
    • Laminated White/Black/White
    • Laminated Black/White/Black
    • Tortoise
    • Red Tortoise
    • Checkerboard Black/White (Add $25)

    • Add $50 for double binding (top and back of guitar)
      Add $50 for herringbone purfling (top of guitar)
      Add $50 for double herringbone purfling (top+back)

  • Fretboard Binding: Fretboard binding matching body binding. (Add $100)

  • Headstock Binding: Headstock binding matching body binding. (Add $100)

  • Pickguard Shape:

    • No Pickguard

    • Pickguard 1

    • Pickguard 2

    • Pickguard 3

  • Pickguard Material:
    • Gloss Black
    • Matte Black
    • Gloss Black 3 Ply: Black/White/Black
    • White
    • White 3 Ply White/Black/White
    • Cream
    • Mirror
    • Tortoise 3 Ply: Tortoise/White/Black

    • Red Tortoise 3 Ply: Red Tortoise/White/Black

    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise. Thick single ply (Add $60)

    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise. Thick single ply "Autumn Sunset" (Add $60)

  • Fretboard Wood:
    • Indian Rosewood
    • Pau Ferro
    • Hard Maple
    • Figured Birdseye Hard Maple (Add $50)

  • Fretboard Radius: 12"

  • Neck Carve: There are five neck carve options listed below. The measurements listed are thickness specs from the top of the fretboard to the backside of the neck at both the first fret and the 12th fret. These necks, like most all guitar necks, gradually taper to a thicker profile as you approach the 12th fret. All of these necks are traditional C profiles. Ask about any other shape such as a D, V, etc or any custom measurements and it shouldn't be a problem to carve for you!

    • Fattest Vintage No Taper C Profile: 1.00" thick
    • Extra Fat Vintage C Profile: .920" at the 1st fret to 1.00" at the 12th
    • 59' C Profle: .860" at 1st fret tapered to .960" at 12th
    • Medium C Profile: .830" at 1st fret tapered to .920" at 12th
    • SlimTaper C Profile: .800" at 1st fret tapered to .875" at 12th

  • Bridge: Any combination of the following bridges and tailpieces from Schroeder, ABM Germany, Mastery, Bigsby and TonePros.

  • Nut Width:
    • 1.700" standard. Or nut width of your choice.

  • Nut Material:
    • GraphTech TUSQ XL. I highly recommend this GraphTech material as it improves tuning stability and has fantastic tone. It is more expensive than bone. I use it because I believe it to be superior than bone and worth the cost.

  • Scale Length:
    • 24.75" is my standard and is found widely in the guitar industry. We can of course also do any other scale length such as the popular longer 25.5", etc. We can also do baritone scale lengths or anything custom.

  • Finish: Below are two nitrocellulose lacquer finish options followed by color choices.

    • Open Grain Satin
      This is a thin satin nitrocellulose finish that has a very natural, beautiful and minimalist look/feel and is well protective. The natural wood grain is left unfilled and can be felt by hand. No extra charge for this finish.

    • Closed Top Grain Satin
      This finish is very much like the above listed "Open Grain Satin" finish with the exception that the top wood and headstock face are mirror flat with filled grain. The back, sides and neck remain open grain satin. Add $100 for this finish.

    • Color options: Any of the following colors are possible!

      Natural, Sunburst, Vintage Amber, Cherry Red, TV Yellow, Arctic White, Candy Apple Red, Blonde, Butterscotch Blonde, Butterscotch, Black, Copper Tone Metallic, Daphne Blue, Dakota Red, Desert Tan '55, Desert Tan '59, Fiesta Red, Ice Blue Metallic, Inca Silver, Lake Placid Blue Metallic, Mary Kaye White, Ocean Turquoise, Olympic White, Shell Pink, Sea Foam Green, Sherwood Green, Shoreline Gold Metallic, Sonic Blue, Surf Green, Vintage Cream, Midnight Wine, Gold Top Gold, Pelham Blue, Cadillac Green, ReRanch Coral, Gorilla Vanilla, ReRanch Orange, Orang Orange, Crown Royal Purple, Smoke Green

  • Tuning Keys: Kluson Diecast Locking Tuners 19:1 Ratio

  • Pickups: Your choice from McNelly, Mojo, Lollar, Novak, and TV Jones.

    • Dual Pickup
    • Three Pickup (Add $100)

  • Electronics: Standard layout of 1 master volume control, 2 independent tone controls and 3 way toggle switch. Switchcraft and CTS components. Orange Drop tone capacitors. We can also accomodate virtually any other control setup aside from this standard layout. Often for no extra cost.

  • Control Knobs: Telecaster barrel knobs standard. Or any knob of your choice.

  • Inlay: 3/32" white or black face dots standard

  • Fretwire: Jescar FW47095 standard. Or your choice of any Jescar fretwire from their lineup found here:

  • Truss Rod: Double action

  • Neck to Body Joint: Set Neck