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Rob Ickes signature resonator guitar by Wechter Scheerhorn for sale: I purchased this guitar recently and had it set up as a state of
the art "plug-in" resonator guitar by noted luthier Kent Schoonover. This guitar is in near mint condition: there are a couple of minor
surface scratches, but that's it. No dings. Comes with deluxe tweed TKL
case which is mint condition. Features Schoonover Modular Spider, Fishman Nashville series resophonic guitar pickup,
and Scheerhorn cone. Just to clarify, the Fishman Nashville series
spider style pickup is the one used by/endorsed by Jerry Douglas (and
others) and is designed to be used with the Jerry Douglas signature series Aura imaging pedal. The Aura pedal is not included with this guitar and must be purchased separately.
hate to sell this guitar, but I need the cash! From a pure acoustic
sound perspective, this guitar sounded better, significantly better in a
side-by-side comparison of a Rob Ickes guitar with a Quarterman cone
(this was an older model, before Tim was making his own cones. That particular guitar was set up by Tim Scheerhorn however). I attribute that difference
largely to the Scheerhorn cone. From a plugged-in perspective, the
guitar sounds wonderful - no balance issues with one string ringing out
more loudly than the others, etc. I attribute that both to the
Schoonover modular spider and the set up by Kent Schoonover. If you are new to the square neck resonator guitar and want to learn more about these things I recommend looking at the blog - www.reso-nation.org for more detailed information.
Here's a link to a YouTube video which
demonstrates how the guitar sounds Not my greatest playing, mind you,
but at least you can hear how the guitar sounds acoustically
I encourage you to compare this offering with anything else available in this price range on eBay or elsewhere. This guitar is basically brand new, sounds wonderful acoustically and features state of the art electronics with Kent Schoonover's modular spider. Feel free to e-mail me if you want/need additional photos or information.
The Scheerhorn Resonator Rob Ickes Signature guitar benefits directly
from the resonator designs Abraham Wechter learned from master resonator
designer Tim Scheerhorn. In 1988, Tim Scheerhorn began experimenting
with the design of resonator guitars to see if he could get a more
expressive tone. Two of the key elements that Scheerhorn focused on were
the resonator cones and the overall body structure of his resonators.
Most off-the-shelf resonator cones are machine stamped, which results in
a lifeless tone. Scheerhorn improved the quality of his instruments by
hand-spinning his own resonator cones. To match the performance of these
resonating elements, Scheerhorn had to build a better resonator guitar.
Through his close association with Tim Scheerhorn, Abraham Wechter
gained both the fine details of this advanced body design and access to
Scheerhorn's hand-spun resonator cones — and the Scheerhorn Resonator
Rob Ickes Signature guitar features both! In fact, Tim Scheerhorn
himself still routinely reviews Wechter's resonator guitars to make sure
that they meet his build specifications.
Just as the incredible
tone of Tim Scheerhorn's hand-spun resonator cone and precision design
are at the heart of Wechter's Scheerhorn Resonator Rob Ickes Signature
guitar, the selection of tonewoods also plays an important role in this
fine instrument. The Scheerhorn Resonator Rob Ickes Signature guitar
features a spruce top, rosewood back and sides, nato square-style neck, a
rosewood fingerboard, and flush maple fret markers (it also includes
dot fingerboard inlays and Ikes' signature). The Scheerhorn Resonator
Rob Ickes Signature also has beautiful ivoroid/herringbone body binding
and a tortoise shell pickguard. If you want to get that true country
vibe from the same kind of tool Ikes uses to back up some of the biggest
names in the business, pick up a Scheerhorn Resonator Rob Ickes
Wechter Scheerhorn Resonator Rob Ickes Signature Acoustic Resonator Guitar Features:
- Color: Natural
- Top: Spruce
- Back and sides: Rosewood
- Neck: Nato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with flush maple fret markers and dot inlay; Rob Ikes' name inlay
- Binding: Ivoroid/herringbone
- Soundholes: Round with screenless rings
- Hand-spun Tim Scheerhorn cone
- Pickguard: Tortoise shell
- Strings: GHS TS1600 Tim Scheerhorn resonator strings
- Case: Elite hardshell
- Scale length: 25"
- Upper bout: 10.4"
- Waist: 9"
- Lower bout: 14.25"
- Body length: 19.3"
- Body depth at headblock: 3.5"
- Body depth at tailblock: 4"
- Fingerboard width at nut: 1.875"