The .:: SINGLECOIL Guitars ::. raw, boorish and loutish Rockabilly machine – built for those who are born to be wild! No matter if we are talking about the optical appearance of this guitar or it´s tone, both are unmistakably renegade style. We combined the twangy spank of a Telecaster with the typical Gretsch rockabilly tone, mixed with some fat P-90 attitudes and spiced with some old style DeArmond tone from yesteryears rock´n roll records. We put this into a nice and crazy looking guitar and the Rockabilly Willy was born. You can cover a wide range of music styles with this axe: from rockabilly, bebop and swing to rock´n roll and everything in between.

If you want to find out more about the concept behind this guitar and its wiring, please read my column about it on Premier Guitar here and here.



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Here are the main specs of the Rockabilly Willy guitar:

– two piece alder or ash body, highly figured
– locally harvested, selected thermo-treated tone wood
– opaque, super-hard and ultrathin satin finish
– highly contoured for maximum playing comfort
– no finish at the contact points in the neck pocket
– super-tight fit neck pocket

– maple cap neck with double truss rod, highly figured
– locally harvested, selected thermo-treated tone wood
– 12″ radius
– 21 frets (Dunlop 6140) hardened and high polished
– three-dimensional headstock, body matching color
– vintage amber finished
– truss rod accessible from the headstock
– black dots on the fretboard and side dots
– hand shaped bone nut
– Deluxe 6L locking tuners
– two roller string trees
– no finish at the contact points at the heel
– 10´s nickel plated TWANGTONE strings

– Deluxe 6L locking tuners
– hand shaped bone nut
– two roller string trees
– four-hole metal neck plate
– Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola vibrato
– two locking-ready strap pins
– rectangular metal output jack plate
– hand shaped celluloid pickguard
– roller metal bridge with six individual saddles
– metal control plate
– dice knobs on the controls, custom metal tip on the 4-way switch

– custom made DeArmond pickups
– mil.grade pots with 60:40 audio taper
– treble loss free master volume control
– mil.grade 4-way pickup selector switch
– mil.grade 2-way toggle switch
– mil.grade, extra strong output jack
– mil.spec silver-/teflon wire for maximum transparency
– selected NOS tone caps
– shielded wire for all output connections


The mil.grade 4-way pickup selector switch is wired to provide all possible combinations out of the two pickups: bridge pickup alone / both pickups together in parallel / neck pickup alone / both pickups together in series. The mil.grade 2-way toggle switch provides a true-bypass setting, routing the pickup or pickup combination you choose with the 4-way pickup selector switch directly to the output jack, bypassing all controls. All this options together with the treble loss free volume control and the very effective and even tone control will provide a galore of different possible tones to cover a wide range of musical styles.