American Showster "The Biker" electric guitar with a flame finish. This american classic is in excellent condition. There is zero fretwear and the fingerboard looks brand new. It has just been setup with new strings and the frets were polished. There is some typical marks and scuffs throughout with some lights marks in the clear coat in the body and a couple tiny dings here and there as well as a typical finish checking mark near the neck pocket. The back of the neck has one tiny ding. All electronics work great with no scratchiness. The bridge humbucker is wired out of phase with itself and is a little lower output than the neck humbucker, offering some fun tonal possibilities. Does not include a case or any accessories.
Every American Showster guitar is hand constructed in the state of New Jersey by an American Showster certified luthier. The Biker guitar was built in the mid 90’s with the motorcycle enthusiast in mind. This guitar is 100% American Built by local American Showster certified luthiers.
Since then the biker guitar, along with the other remaining stock of the American Showster guitars, has been sitting dormant waiting for an opportunity to reemerge. Nothing goes together quite as well as american guitars, american cars and american bikes, this guitar is in homage to all the biker lovers out there.
This guitar is recommended for guitar lovers of all ages and skill levels, it is light, easy and fun to play!
Guitar Size and Radius – 25 1/2″ scale / 12″ radius
Guitar Fret Size – 22 medium jumbo fret
Maple Neck – Which helps the Biker produce a slightly “Brighter” sound.
Alder Body – This tone wood produce more highs, less mids and pleasant base.
Rosewood Fingerboard – 100% rosewood for fast and comfortable play.
Schaller Tuning Gears – Only the best in tuning gear on this guitar. Enough said.
Schaller Bar Stop – We rock the Schaller Bar Stop, why wouldn’t we?
Schaller Tunamatic Bridge – Schaller again, we’ve got you covered with the parts.
Master Volume/Tone Control – A complicated device that is too hard to explain.
American Showster Custom Wound Pickups – Set and ready to rock by a luthier.
Bill Meeker and David Haines started American Showster in 1986 out of New Jersey by building custom guitars that pull their design language from the world of hot rod motorcycles and classic cars. The company produced custom instruments in the US until 2004. Bill Meeker passed away in 2011 after briefly reviving the company.
The Biker series featured guitars that used motorcycle gas tanks as bodies. Most featured dual humbuckers with a tune-o-matic bridge.
- Alder body shaped like a gas tank on a motorcycle
- Six-bolt maple neck
- 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
- Six-on-one-side Schaller tuners
- Two custom American Showster humbuckers
- Master volume/master treble-cut tone controls
- Three-way selector switch
- Black & Red Flame finish
- 25.5 in. scale length
|Dimension (L x W x H)||50 x 19 x 9 Inch|