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Tuesday, 01 July 2008 21:46
ronnyntreg.jpgBy Jim Basara - GJD
It was a great pleasure to see GJD's own Ronny North showing off his soon-to-be-released signature guitar. Maufactured by Tregan Guitars, the Ronny North Signature model sports a small, light, single cutaway contoured mahogany body (about 7 lbs.); a carved flamed maple top; a curly maple slim fast neck; maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets (24 ¾" scale); original gold Floyd Rose tremolo; original Seymour Duncan pickups directly mounted to the body (no pickup rings); and the Buzz Feiten tuning system for perfect intonation.

Ronny tells us that he had a great deal of input into the design of the guitar, basically taking the best aspects from all of his guitars to essentially create his dream guitar. "It's made for the player with smaller hands, like myself. (We) made the body smaller with a very deep cutaway that goes up to the 22nd fret. The neck is a little wider and thin in depth with a flat radius with jumbo frets to make bends easy. I even put a kill switch on it that only kills the neck pickup, so you can do stuttering effects and, of course, my favorite-the DJ scratching thing!"

The instrument will only come in PSYKO green, with cream binding and a matte green finish on the back. Ronny's "signature" is represented by the North logo on the 12th fret and Ronny's "Happy Face" skull logo on the headstock.

Controls consist of one volume knob, one 3-way (Gibson style ) pickup selector, and the kill switch. The volume pot has a capacitor that keeps maintains singing highs when the volume is turned down.

The price for the Ronny North Signature model is yet to be announced.

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