Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Elvis Nixon, Feb 25, 2012.
a '48 Roswell?
Jackson Roswell Rhodes....if you want want ,Chuck levin's may bstill have one they want to move...
I've wanted one of those since I first saw a picture of one. Too bad they're so dang expensive lol.
I've seen pictures before, but I'd never noticed the odd tuner arrangement.
Certainly a distinctive profile.
There's actually been a guy on the local CL that has a cheaper one for sale off and on for the last year... something along the lines of $700.
Sure, it looks cool from across the room... but when you pick one up, it's obvious that it's just a weather balloon.
Thanks MC5, you are correct, it's a Roswell Rhodes. I was just being silly with the "identify" thread title as a lame play on UFO, it's my guitar.
It's funny you mention Chuck Levin's, I used to work there when these came out and I HAD to have it so I bought one.
As far as I know, the one that's hung on the wall at Chuck's for years isn't for sale. At least I hope it isn't, because that would mean something has happened to Paul Schein who's a TRUE BELIEVER that worships it and won't let it be sold...
Here's another pic of it in it's habitat of my wall of weirdness....
This is different than the wood bodied Roswells. These were a small run made in the mid-90's and were made out of a body of billet aluminum and a carbon fiber neck. The tuners are LSR rollers and the PU is an aged Tom Holmes humbucker.
But than again....If you can get me another one like mine for $700, I'll pay you a $100 finders fee!
It's Rhoads not Rhodes..
What a GREAT room! Wish I was there.
Oh, I'm aware of the differences. That is an awesome room, by the way.
I wasn't trying to be insulting or anything by pointing out the differences, I'm surprised that there is one of the original aluminum ones on Craigslist for $700.
If that is true and you can find me an original aluminum version like mine for $700, I'm serious that I'll pay you a $100 finder's fee. I would like to have another one to actually play rather than hang on the wall!
No... the one on my local CL is definitely a wood one and the lower end of the wood version at that.
Man I was sure it was the Buck Rogers model.