Up for sale, an Eric Rose custom T-style “Esquire” electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. Crafted by hand in Athens, GA, Rose has been skillfully making guitars since 2010, blending traditional and modern aesthetics with unique tonewoods and handwound pickups. This boutique build features a solid mahogany body that delivers plenty of bark and richness, with a white limba top and neck (perhaps better known by its "Korina" moniker) which adds balance and definition to the sound. The lone Rio Grande Telecaster single coil pickup in the bridge position offers plenty of chewy twang and sparkling cut, with various shades of single coil snap via the three-way Tone switch. Position one offers normal functionality with the Volume and Tone controls, the middle position has a more open sound with the Tone pot bypassed, and position three has a darker quality also with the Tone pot bypassed. Weighing a hefty 8lbs 10oz, this Eric Rose guitar has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and comfortable action.
The korina neck has a chunky U shaped profile with prominent shoulder, measuring .925” deep at the 1st fret and 1.010“ at the 12th. The thick slab ebony fretboard features mahogany dot inlay, a player-friendly 10” radius, and pristine stock jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the carved bone nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The headstock features a round string tree and chrome set of mini Grover Rotomatic tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
On the body, the electronics function as intended, and the Rio Grande pickup is wired to full-size Master Volume and Tone controls capped with witch hat knobs. The chrome plated bridge has plenty of shine, and the hand-rubbed finish highlights the dynamic grain of the white limba top. The guitar is in outstanding condition, and wear is limited to just a few faint finish scratches inthe gloss on the body, while the neck profile finish is flawless.
A hardshell case is included.