Scheerhorn unveils new Rob Ickes guitar

Scheerhorn/Nation Rob Ickes modelTim Scheerhorn and Rob Ickes have announced a new resonator guitar, designed by Tim to Rob’s specs, and manufactured in the US by National Reso-Phonic Guitars.

It is made using Scheerhorn’s L-body design, built larger than the guitar dreadnaught profile for greater volume and projection. The Ickes model has a bound spruce top with bound Indian rosewood back and sides, and a square mahogany neck. Its ebony, 25” scale fingerboard has mother-of-pearl dots and the Scheerhorn logo in the top fret.

The resonator uses a hand spun Scheerhorn cone, a cast spider bridge with a capped maple bridge, and a fan cover. A tortoise-look pick guard has Rob’s name etched in the material.

Rob has long favored a Scheerhorn guitar made of spruce and mahogany, and this new National built model makes one available in a picker’s price range, without months of waiting.

This guitar is offered for $3900 with a hard shell case and free US shipping directly from Rob. Full details are available on his web site.

New Scheerhorn/National bodies in the whiteYou can also find information there about two other squareneck, L-body Scheerhorn/National models. These feature the same resonator as the Ickes, one made of figured maple for $3,000, and the other of Honduras mahogany for $2600. Both include a hard shell case.

All three of these new models are available from Rob’s web site, and from selected dealers.

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