Murph Squire

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We've had this one on the radar for years, but the recent rise in vintage values put it into the crosshairs of Eastwood Custom Shop. For a little background, here is an excerpt from Michael Wright in VG Magazine. "In 1965, CBS took over Fender. And along the periphery, many smaller guitar hopefuls sprang up, from Alamo to Kapa to La Baye to Micro-Frets to Wurlitzer. To Murph. Patrick Murphy began designing guitars (with help from his wife, Mary Jane) and enlisted the help of engineer Rick Geiger who knew something about building guitars. In February 1965, they opened Murphy Music Industries in a small factory located at 1817 First Street in San Fernando". (read the rest here). Unfortunately, this venture did not last long, very few were made and that's why they are so expensive and rare today. 

This time we're going to do something a little different offering it in two options for the same price; a 6-string with tremolo or a 12 string with the hardtail. Why not get both??! We're going to make some modern improvements such as a Jazzmaster style tremolo and a proper roller tun-o-matic bridge for the 6 string. A wider more comfortable nut and neck for the 12 string.  Here are the planned specs:

  • BODY: Solid Basswood

  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple

  • FINGERBOARD: Pao Ferro, Dot Markers

  • SCALE LENGTH:24 3/4 "

  • WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8 " (6-string) 1 7/8" (12-string)

  • PICKUPS: Dual P-90's

  • SWITCHING: Bridge p/u always on, switch turns on Neck p/u

  • CONTROLS: 1 Volume, 1 Tone

  • BRIDGE: Tune-o-matic roller with Jazzmaster tremolo

  • HARDWARE: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome

  • Custom Gig Bag included

Your $150 deposit gets you on board, the final price will be $649 (less deposit) + shipping in July 2019.

PS. Some of you might recognize this guitar from the cult movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Check it out here:

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