2nd January 2013 -- The stunning new RETROMATIC is the latest release from PEERLESS, in the exciting new range of smaller body, thinline guitars.
The RETROMATIC’s stylish and distinctive headstock, truss-rod cover, and pick guard design, oozes ultra-cool, retro-rock appeal, which makes a bold, confident, standout statement from Peerless. As a crowning touch the quirky Peerless logo has been die-cast, set, and attached onto the headstock.
The 628mm scaled neck is maple, with rosewood fret board, and angled Mother of Pearl inlay, consisting of 22 polished frets. Neck width at nut is 43mm, and 57mm at end fret, with black binding to match the headstock, giving not only a slick, sophisticated appearance, but also, a comfortable playing profile.
The RETROMATIC comes with a variety of options, either a single humbucker, or a combination of humbucker and P90 pickups, with or without the 6-way varitone. The Peerless branded pickups are de- signed by Matt Gleeson, of Monty’s Pickups London, and were specifically created for the RETROMATIC body shape and its acoustic characteristics.
The bridge humbucker is Alnico II wound at 3.9k / 4.0k to give you that ‘vintage crunch’ when required. The neck is P90 Alnico V wound at 7.1k / 7.3k which pro- vides clarity with plenty of good strong rock. All of which is what we set out to achieve.
The laminated maple archtop contoured body, consists of a mahogany sustain block and single ‘F’ hole to retain that lively, dynamic vibe while facilitating effort- less performance, at high volume. Several retro finishes are available. These in- clude natural, teal green, honey sun- burst, ivory, black, red, finished off with gold, and candy apple a combination of either black or aged white/ black binding and nickel hardware.
With the professional build quality you have come to expect from the legendary Peerless plant, the new RETROMATIC range is a, ’must have' for any guitarist who wishes to add diversity to their repertoire of inspired sounds!
Experience the new RETROMATIC at the winter NAMM show in Los Angeles, 24th – 27th January, Hall E, Stand 1464 or contact your local Peerless dealer to place your order now!
Left handed models are available in natural, teal green, honey sunburst, ivory, black, gold, and candy apple red by special order.