Classic Six Jazzmaster
Classic Six Jazzmaster

Classic Six

$2295 including Mono Vertigo Case

Bringing design elements of the classic offset guitar into a more ergonomic platform, the Switchback Classic Six makes a great rock or blues workhorse. In my preferred configuration – two humbuckers and a tremolo – it combines the best of Kalamazoo and Fullerton.

Classic Six Jazzmaster
Classic Six Jazzmaster


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

Premium Woods

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.

Roasted Flamed Maple

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!

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