Okay, we all remember the Avro Arrow, right? Canada's cutting edge jet interceptor was ahead of it's time for the late 1950's...and even though it was never brought to full production, it was a marvel of engineering beauty, and a huge source of pride that still resonates with Canadians to this day.
Frederick's Avro-Sonic harkens back to the dawn of the jet-age, with it's streamlined appearance and angular lines. You almost expect it to take flight of it's own accord!
Designed as a no-nonsense music machine, it is surprisingly comfortable to play, due in part to the sweeping contours of the unique body shape and weight distribution.
Standard pickup options include proprietary offerings from ColMax custom pickups; a pair of Frederick designed P90 sized mini humbucker / gold foils, or ColMax designed overwound lipstick pickups. Custom pickup configurations are absolutely possible, as always. Back-painted pickguards and retro colour palette add to the nostalgic vibe of this guitar.
See below for full specs...
Neck; hard maple
Fretboard; hard maple, rosewood
Scale length; 25 1/2"
Frets; medium/high Cryowire
Tuners; Ratio by GraphTech
Nut; Tusq XL by GraphTech
Pickups; ColMax Mini humbucker / gold foil, ColMax hot-wound Lipstick
Bridge; Rutters chopped Tele
Finish; acrylic base and urethane clear (automotive finish, show car quality) any colour imaginable...
Body wood; mahogany, ash, swamp ash, pine, reclaimed pine, etc.
Figured top; flame maple, quilted maple, walnut, cherry, spruce, etc.
Frets; Stainless steel, jumbo etc.
Pickups; any available make or model can be adapted
Bridge; Hipshot hard-tail, Resomax Wrap by GraphTech, Hipshot trem, Goldo trem with Tune-O-Matic, or?
Body binding, double body binding, fretboard binding, fabric top, colour-matched headstock, etc.