Rob Ickes and his Ickes model guitar

Wechter Guitars has posted two new videos on YouTube, both of which show reso-master Rob Ickes test driving a new 6535R Wechter/Scheerhorn resonator guitar – the Rob Ickes signature model. The video was shot in a hotel room at last month’s IBMA convention in Nashville, and has Rob playing a new guitar, while discussing it with Abe Wechter and Tim Scheerhorn, who jointly designed and build these instruments.

The Ickes model is based on Rob’s custom Scheerhorn with the bodies and necks made in China, and then assembled with Scheerhorn components at the Wechter shop in Michigan. While the heralded Scheerhorn guitars sell for several thousand dollars and require waiting periods of two to three years, the Wechter/Scheerhorn hybrids can be had for less than $1000 and shipped right away.

Here is the first of the two YouTube clips, the other found on the Wechter site.

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