Are you a piney? Do you hail from a simple shack nestled deep in the pines? Do you simply love the look, feel, and sound of a pine-bodied instrument? If so, Rocco and I made Piney for you!
Piney is a custom Strat-style guitar. Check out these features:
- Pine body
- Vintage maple neck with “red” rosewood fretboard (Real clay dot inlays!)
- Seymour Duncan pickups in a unique configuration
- Laser engraved headstock
- Fully shielded interior cavity
- Maple pickguard
- Classic-style tremolo bar
Pine is an interesting wood. It’s got amazingly detailed grain patterns, it’s lightweight, and has a great tone. But it doesn’t take stain very well. You can see our less-than-stellar staining efforts all over Piney. There are dark sections, light sections, and everything in between. It all works together, contributing to Piney’s distinct look and character.
Top Shelf Pickups In A Unique Configuration
Piney is powered by a set of Seymour Duncan pickups, SSL-2s in the neck and bridge, and an SSL-6 Custom Staggered in the middle position. We switched the positions of the middle and bridge pickups to give Piney some unique tonal characteristics. In the fourth position, you get the bridge and neck pickups working together to deliver Telecaster-type tones you won’t normally find coming from a Strat. Also, the higher output SSL-6 bridge pickup is now located in the middle position. No boring middle position on this Strat-style axe – Piney’s middle pickup delivers meat and bite!
Piney Five-Way Pickup Selector Switch
- Position 1 – Middle
- Position 2 – Middle and Bridge
- Position 3 – Bridge
- Position 4 – Bridge and Neck
- Position 5 – Neck
Piney’s neck, body, and pickups were generously donated by Nash Guitars. Rocco and I first put Piney together in April 2021, but it has taken until now to get everything adjusted just right. The pickguard is real wood — maple — so we needed to line it with shielding to block unwanted noise (damn you, single coils)! We shielded the interior cavity too, and now Piney is about as quiet as a Strat can get.