Prairiewood’s Rob Dixon was on hand to launch his new Prairiecasters—guitars that wrap elements of Tele, Ricky, and LP Junior designs into a cool, sonically gratifying package.
The $1535 Prairiecaster on the left has a one-piece Eastern maple set neck with a 12" radius and a 25.5" scale length, medium Jescar frets, a two-piece swamp ash body, a Marc Rutters bridge with brass saddles, and Gotoh open-back tuners. A Fralin neck pickup and Budz Purebred bridge pickup round out the package.
The second Prairiecaster boasts an Eastern maple set neck topped with a 12" radius, a 25.5"-scale Indian rosewood fretboard, medium Jescar frets, a one-piece alder body, a custom Marc Rutters reverse-angle bridge, and Gotoh Delta 510 tuners. Like its sibling, this $1575 guitar has Fralin and Budz Purebred pickups in the neck and bridge positions, respectively.
The Marc Rutters reverse-angle bridge simply flips a Tele-style pickup’s orientation to the neck and saddles. And speaking of saddles: The 6th and 5th strings sit on an aluminum saddle, while the others ride on brass. Pretty cool.