Robben Ford is busy preparing for the release of Pure, his first instrumental studio album since 1997, but that new record might not be the only project the virtuoso guitarist has been working on lately.
A new signature model? We're not entirely sure (Ford did partially caption the video "sneak peek") but one-off or not, the guitar boasts a number of notable features, among them an oversized headstock inspired by those found on the CBS-era Strats of the late ‘60s – early ‘70s.
A spin of Ford's video below also reveals the guitar's custom chrome pickup covers, beautiful black finish, and "Robben Ford" truss rod cover. The guitar also boasts two toggle switches – a three-way pickup selector and a smaller switch, for coil-splitting purposes.
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Elsewhere, the guitar features a 22-fret fingerboard with PRS's trademark bird inlays, a PRS SE Stoptail bridge, and vintage-style tuning machines.
If we hear anything else about this gorgeous custom build, we'll be the first to let you know. In the meantime, if this tease gives you Robben Ford rig fever, take a guided tour of his pedalboard.
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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