It's only Rock 'n Roll but Billy Rowe lives it. After decades as a touring musician and guitar tech, he has shredded guitars and rebuilt them over and over. He came off the road in 2005 and launched Rock 'n Roll Relics to handbuild radical sounding, playing, and looking guitars.
Rock 'n Roll Relics perform like the finest examples of the classics that inspired them. However, they do not exhibit the common issues that plague most vintage guitars. These guitars are ready for making music and hitting the road.
Distortion Brothers are stoked to carry these locally made, handcrafted, Rock 'n Roll machines! Attention-demanding looks, solid construction, and innovative enhancements impress us and the classic tones inspire us.
As with all Rock 'n Roll Relics guitars, this Cherry Thunders SC was handmade and expertly finished in San Francisco, CA with attention to quality that is second to none. Billy Rowe also uses top-notch, locally sourced components, such as Seymour Duncan pickups (Santa Barbara) and TonePros hardware (Oakdale). Billy also uses the Emerson Custom electronics for their stellar tone and reliable operation.
This heavily relic'ed Thunders SC was designed for Distortion Brothers. With its special Seymour Duncan Custom Shop P90 Staple Dog Ear pickup, this guitar plays like cracking a whip! Check out the VIDEOS tab to see this very guitar in action.
|Finish||Cherry Nitrocellulose Lacquer - Heavy Relic|
|Neck Shape||59 - .877" @ First Fret|
|Frets||22 - Jescar 45 x 100 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel|
|Pickups||1 - Seymour Duncan Custom Shop P90 Staple Dog Ear|
|Controls||1 - Emerson Custom Volume & Tone|
|Bridge||TonePros Vintage Style Wraparound with Locking Studs|
|Tuners||TonePros Button on a Plate|