$2795 including Mono Vertigo Case
The Switchback City Boy is an unapologetic tribute to my favorite guitar of all time. In its classic form, with three pickups, a 5-way switch, and tremolo, it is arguably the most versatile of the classic guitar designs. A City Boy can handle any style of music with ease.
Body Woods: Roasted Swamp Ash, Roasted Alder, Roasted Pine, Mahogany, Korina
Pickguard: Choice of Material
Bridges: Gotoh Tremolo, Gotoh Hardtail
Electronics: CTS Pots, CRL Switches, Switchcraft Jacks, Cloth-covered Wire Throughout
Body Finish: Ultra-Thin Distressed Nitro (Light, Medium, Heavy), Choice of Color; Sparkle or Full Gloss “Factory” Finishes are an additional $200
Pickups: Lollar, Fralin, Bare Knuckle, Manlius, McNelly, or Mojotone
Case: Mono Vertigo
Other Options: Matching Headstock, Straplocks, Top Binding
Neck Woods: Roasted Flat/Riftsawn Maple, Roasted Quartersawn Maple, Roasted Flame Maple, Roasted Birdseye Maple
Neck Carve: Medium C, approximately .82” at the 1st Fret, .9” at the 12th Fret
Fingerboard Woods: Matching Maple, Indian Rosewood, Pau Ferro
Fretboard Radius: 10” or 12″
Dot Inlay: Choice of Material
Nut: Bone, Graphtech Tusq
Frets: 21 or 22, Medium-Tall Stainless (Nickel-Silver also available)
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Staggered Vintage, Hipshot or Sperzel Locking
Neck Finish: Oil and Wax Blend
I use only carefully-sourced, lightweight tonewoods for the body and neck. Where available, roasted (torrefied) woods are used for their enhanced resonance, stability, and exquisite appearance. Raw wood blanks are milled, sanded, and shaped by me in my shop – I don’t use any outsourced bodies or necks.
Mono Vertigo Included
I wanted a case that would protect the guitar during shipping and during everyday use, and the Vertigo does that as well or better than anything available. On top of that, it fits all three of my guitar models and probably fits most of the other guitars you own. So when you buy a Switchback, not only do you get a great new guitar but you get a great new case that you can use with your Switchback and your other guitars, too!