Vintage Inspired Guitar Equipment
Vintage guitar tone is magic -- it transports you to another place where the music is pure and the experience unforgettable.
Capturing that elusive quality is our mission. For our fellow enthusiasts intent on infusing their beloved instruments with authentic vintage vibe, RETROSPEC delivers the very best, most authentic vintage-inspired guitar products available today. We invite you to check out our collection and feel the hum as we relentlessly pursue vintage guitar tone.
Complete the authentic vintage look of of your otherwise exceptionally accurate model from the Gibson Custom Shop. Available now through Retrospec a limited run 58 / 59 Les Paul Junior Tortoise pickguard. These were traced from a 2007 Gibson Historic Les Paul Junior doublecut pickguard and precision cut from the most accurate vintage tortoise-shell patterned material available.
Because of the limited amount of this accurate material, we can only offer these until this material runs out.
RETROSPEC has manufactured vintage-correct thin ABR Thumbwheels and Posts. Based on our collection of vintage originals, RETROSPEC Wheels & Posts are made to exacting vintage specs, in the correct material (nickel-plated brass) for identical performance as vintage bursts.
String vibrations work their way down into the wood in 3 places: studs, posts, and nut. RETROSPEC set out to tackle each of these points, one by one, to provide vintage tone enthusiasts the most authentic playing experience. RETROSPEC Wheels & Posts are a cost effect, quickly installed mod. Unscrew your modern tone-sucking posts, screw in these vintage-correct posts and you’re one step closer to vintage tone! RETROSPEC Wheels & Posts are the only vintage-correct reproductions on the market today. Available only at RETROSPEC
MojoAxe compensated wraparound tailpiece for Gibson Les Paul Juniors,
Specials, Early Goldtops, and Melody Makers.
Designed to correct the intonation issue associated with Gibson’s 1950’s style wraparound tailpiece while maintaining the aesthetics of the original part.
An offset ridge allows for near-perfect compensation and a crisp radius at the break point ensures that the sitar-like buzz common to many original wraptails is not a problem. CNC machined from 7075 (aircraft) aluminum bar stock, the tailpiece weighs in at 33 grams, just like the originals.
New for 2012 Introducing the:
For 2012 we have discontinue Package "B" and "C". We are now offering the 'Standard'
- Complete refinish with correct aniline dyes and nitro-cellulose lacquer (sunburst or goldtop)
- Authentic fading, distressing and genuine weather checking of finish
- Restamp original COA serial number with correct 50s typeface
- Neck reshaped to correct "C" shape with roll-off at binding
- 50s style Cellulose Nitrate Inlays
- Top Carve
The 'Standard' is everything our Package "B" offered with the addition of the 50's style Top Carve and Cellulose Nitrate Inlay installation.
Priced at $2012.00 This package comes in with over a $200.00 savings.
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We have a high end line of replacement parts from Retrospec
Available now through Retrospec a limited run 58 / 59 Les Paul Junior Tortoise pickguard.These were traced from a 2007 Gibson Historic Les Paul Junior doublecut pickguard and precision cut from the most accurate vintage tortoise-shell patterned material available.
Complete the authentic vintage look of of your otherwise exceptionally accurate model from the Gibson Custom Shop. Because of the limited amount of this accurate material, we can only offer these until this material runs out.
Introducing a first of its kind: the RETROSPEC offset tailpiece stud set. A specially engineered offset stud allows your tailpiece to sit at the correct vintage angle, on the plane between your volume knobs. Vintage enthusiasts have bemoaned the "straight" tailpiece for years. Some have gone so far as to perform irreversible work, plugging and redrilling the hole in the correct location. Now, for the first time, vintage enthusiasts can simply screw in our offset stud set and achieve a vintage correct look without expensive work and permanent modifications. Offset stud set includes one traditional stud and one offset stud, finished either New Old Stock or Lightly Aged. Achieve the sought-after vintage-correct tailpiece angle the easy way!