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MotorAve McQueen Prototype Electric Guitar  From Other

A rockin' original prototype from a Durham builder!


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Manufacturer's Description from Other

I had a good friend in LA who needed a LP style guitar 'cos he was auditioning for a band that insisted he use one. He was not interested in buying one- and I was never going to make a maple-capped guitar, but it was an interesting opportunity. So, I set out to try to come up with something that he I and could both live with.
I decided the basic sound elements had to be there..  mahogany body & neck, eastern maple cap, TOM bridge and stud tail, humbuckers, and the same control layout as the classic.  Of course I had to screw with the look, so I incorporated an old design of mine and melded it with the basic LP shape, adding a 6-in-line headstock just to enrage the purists.  (I'm like that.)  And surprisingly..  it worked!  
The McQueen is not a carbon copy of the originals, but it sounds quite a bit like them when the right pickups are used.  It's a smaller, more focused sound, which is great for playing blistering solos and low register riffs.  Because you're essentially 'muting' the guitar by laminating it, the result is often a less resonant, more controllable sound.  I added tone chambers to my design, because I wanted a touch more resonance than I was getting, but it's still a very recognizable sound.  

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


- Chambered Mahogany body.
- Carved Maple top. 
- Quartersawn mahogany neck, scarf-jointed for strength and increased stability.
- Carbon fiber reinforcement rails
- Hot hide glue construction.
- Rosewood or Ebony 12” radius fingerboard with aluminum dot inlays. 
- Width at nut is 1.68”, 2.19” at end of fingerboard.
- 24.625” scale length, 22 frets.
- Tapered, straight mortise neck joint with extended tenon.
- Medium fretwire .100” wide and .050” tall. “painted in” bone nut.
- Single ply white binding on neck and top.
- Average weight 7.5 – 8.5 lbs.

Choice of neck carve:
- Standard neck carve (.830” at 1rst fret, .880” at 12th, slim profile)
- '59 neck carve (.875" at 1st fret, 1.00" at 12th, soft V profile)
- Or supply the deminsions from your favorite neck

Standard Hardware:

- Custom, brushed aluminum pickguard, T-rod cover, and jackplate.
- Kluson tuners, TonePros AVR ll bridge and tailpiece, reflector cap knobs.
- Wolfetone Dr. Vintage pickups, 3 way toggle switch, 2 volume/2 tone control layout with switchcraft & CTS components.
- Custom fit hardshell case

Standard Finishes:

- GoldTop or BlackTop, nitrocellulose lacquer finish.