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GALLERY: Nashville Amp Expo 2011

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GALLERY: Nashville Amp Expo 2011
Joseph Zaukus 6224TD and 6224TD3
Joseph Zaukus showed his new single-cut models in both dual- and triple-pickup configurations. These 24.75"-scale Zaukus guitars have a solid lightweight mahogany back and a deeply carved Eastern curly maple top, a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, a one-piece quartersawn mahogany neck with a slight asymmetrical profile, a 10"-radius Madagascar rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, a Tone Pros locking bridge and aluminum tailpiece, Kluson tuners, and custom handwound Motor City pickups. Options include a green abalone center-strip body inlay and an ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl arched trapezoid inlays. Zaukus guitars come with a handcrafted Cedar Creek hardshell case or a SKB flight case.

The guitars pictured here are a 6224TD (left) in Faded Burst with optional Abalone body inlay ($3595, as shown), a 6224TD3 (center) in Antiquated Black with optional arched trapezoid inlays and aged hardware package ($3870), and a 6224TD (right) in Transparent Dolphin
with an optional Ultra Curl A+ top ($4050).

“Each of my instruments is meticulously handcrafted—no CNC machines—using only the finest materials and traditional construction techniques,” says Zaukus. “I strive to build guitars that rise to the level of a playable work of art.”
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