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RS Guitarworks of Winchester, Kentucky, has been making guitars for the likes of Marty Stuart and his band, Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters, Joe Perry, and so many more. Sadly, one of their employees, Chris Mayo, passed away last Friday.
From RS Guitarworks:
We are saddened to announce the passing of a member of the RS Guitarworks family. Chris Mayo who worked for RS for almost two years passed away last Friday (November 21st). The prayers of everyone here at RS go out to his family. We are auctioning off this Rockabilly Custom ($3295.99 retail) to help with his final expenses. If you are not able to bid on the guitar, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so from the donation link below.
The link for the Ebay auction is here – http://www.ebay.com/itm/RS-Guitarworks-Rockabilly-Custom-/301409488625
The guitar is being offered internationally and shipping is Free to the winner. Our only request is that the payment be made as soon as the auction ends. Here are the specs for this guitar.
Donations can also be made via paypal in Chris’s memory. The direct link to make a donation is here.
Guitar Specs for the Rockabilly Custom:
MODEL: OLD FRIEND ROCKABILLY CUSTOM
SERIAL #: RS1114-1
CONDITION: UNDER THE BED
COLOR: TRANSPARENT RED
BODY WOOD: BOUND PINE BODY WITH FLAMED MAPLE TOP
NECK WOOD: MAPLE/ ROSEWOOD
NECK SHAPE: BOAT
PICKUPS: TV JONES CLASSIC NECK AND FRALIN CUSTOM BROADCASTER BRIDGE
ELECTRONICS: RS SUPERPOT, CTS AUDIO TONE, CRL SWITCH, SWITCHCRAFT JACK AND RS GUITARCAP
BRIDGE: RS VINTAGE WITH RS SADDLES
TUNERS: TONEPROS KLUSONS
STRINGS: ERNIE BALL .010-.046
CASE: CUSTOM G&G