Longtime T.S.O.L. guitarist Ron Emory has infused some truly distinctive Fender acoustic guitars with his years of SoCal-punk cred and expertise. Among the latest and greatest is the new Ron Emory "Loyalty" Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought, in which he has combined his favorite features from several guitars in his large collection to create a stylish and eminently affordable model.
The Ron Emory "Loyalty" Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought is available in two versions—one with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck and a vintage-style sunburst finish reminiscent of the 1930s; the other with an all-ash body, maple neck and butterscotch-stain finish resembling his '52 Telecaster. Both versions feature quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing, elegant herringbone body binding and rosette, soft "V" neck profile and aged neck binding, rosewood fingerboard with diamond inlays and 12th-fret "Loyalty" logo, 20 large vintage-style frets, 1970s-style Fender headstock, three-ply pickguard, vintage-style rosewood "Viking" bridge with Graphtech® Nubone™ compensated saddle, open-gear tuners, and Fishman® Isys III pickup/active preamp system with built-in chromatic tuner, on/off switch, three-band EQ and volume control.
Body Shape: Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
Body Back: Laminated Mahogany or Laminated Ash
Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany or Laminated Ash
Body Top: Laminated Spruce or Laminated Ash
Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
Body Depth: 3.75" (Front) to 4.75" (Rear)
Body Binding: Herringbone
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Number of Frets: 20
Position Inlays: White Diamond-Shaped
Fingerboard Radius: 11.81" (300 mm)
Neck Material: Mahogany or Maple
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
Neck Binding: Herringbone
Special Electronics: Fishman® Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
Unique Features: Ron Emory signature on truss rod cover, white diamond-shaped position inlays with 12th-fret "Loyalty" logo, factory-mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, '70s headstock shape, black-with-white-dot bridge pins, dual-action truss rod, black headstock overlay on (998), matching ash headstock overlay on (999), three-ply tortoiseshell pickguard on (998), three-ply gold pickguard on (999)