Luthier

Rick Turner Guitars

Luthier
Rick Turner
Location
Santa Cruz, California

An acknowledged giant of the modern lutherie scene, Rick Turner has built guitars for some of the greatest names in rock and roll including Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, The Grateful Dead and John Mayer. 

Rick Turner Guitars was born from the design of the Model 1, which was built for Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham in 1979. Lindsey had asked Rick to build him a guitar that combined all that he loved about his Stratocaster and Les Paul guitars, in one instrument. 

Since then, Rick Turner has built a reputation for his acoustic, electric and bass guitar designs, and every instrument is hand built in Santa Cruz, California by Rick and his small team of professional luthiers.

The Guitars

Explore the models offered by Rick Turner below...

Models

Model 1 Deluxe

*Every Rick Turner Model is available in Deluxe, Standard and Special models. The specifications listed below are those within the Deluxe range, please get in touch to find out about the Standard and Special.*


Rick's notes

The Model 1-C-LB is the instrument best known as Lindsey Buckingham’s main stage guitar. The “B” version of this guitar is the model associated with John Mayer.

Standard specifications
Body Finish
Gloss Catalyzed Poly
Finish Colors
Burgundy, Dark Burgundy, Aged, Red & Natural
Body
Mahogany
Body Binding
Fully bound Black, Ivoroid or Tortoise
Neck Wood
5 piece laminated Maple/Purpleheart
Fingerboard
Bound Ipe
Back-Strap Overlay
Multi-layered
Peghead Binding
Black or White
Tuning Machines
Gotoh Delta 510 or Schaller M-6A
Electronics
in-house "hot Humbucker"

Model 1 Featherweight

Every Rick Turner Model is available in Deluxe, Standard and Special models. The specifications listed below are those within the Deluxe range, please get in touch to find out about the Standard and Special.

Rick's Notes

Sonically, the Featheweights have a bit more of an “acoustic” nature to them than most solid body guitars, though you'll have no problem rocking out with the best of them. The Model 1 Featherweight shares the same hardware, pickups, and electronics as the Classic, the difference being in the wood and construction of the body.


Standard specifications
Body Finish
Gloss Catalyzed Poly
Finish Colors
Burgundy, Dark Burgundy, Aged, Red & Natural
Body
5A Flame Maple Caps Over Western Red Cedar
Body Binding
Fully Bound Black, Ivoroid or Tortoise
Neck Wood
5 piece laminated Walnut/Maple
Fingerboard
Bound Ipe
Back-Strap Overlay
Multi-layered
Peghead Binding
Black or White
Tuning Machines
Gotoh Delta 510 or Schaller M-6A
Electronics
in-house-made “hot humbucker”

Renaissance Steel String

Every Rick Turner Model is available in Deluxe, Standard and Special models. The specifications listed below are those within the Deluxe range, please get in touch to find out about the Standard and Special.

Rick's notes

The thinline body is built like a fine acoustic guitar, but with an added cedar center block to cut feedback. A Turner Timberline piezo bridge pickup feeds full-spectrum signals to an 18-volt D-TAR Wavelength pre-amp.

Standard specifications
Finish
Full Gloss
Top
Best grade Cedar, Walnut, Cherry or Redwood tops
Back & Sides
icer Walnut, Cherry, Acacia or Figured Maple
Binding
Rope or Hemp purfling around top
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Peghead
Veneer matches back and sides if Cedar or Redwood, top if a hardwood
Tuning Machines
Gotoh Delta 510
Electronics
D-TAR Timberline pickup

Renaissance Deuce

Every Rick Turner Model is available in Deluxe, Standard and Special models. The specifications listed below are those within the Deluxe range, please get in touch to find out about the Standard and Special.

Rick's notes

The thinline body is built like a fine acoustic guitar, but with an added cedar center block to cut feedback. A Turner Timberline piezo bridge pickup feeds full-spectrum signals to an 18-volt D-TAR Wavelength pre-amp.

Standard specifications
Finish
Full Gloss
Top
Best grade Cedar, Walnut, Cherry or Redwood tops
Back & Sides
Nicer Walnut, Cherry, Acacia or Figured Maple
Binding
Rope or Hemp purfling around top
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Peghead
Veneer matches back and sides if Cedar or Redwood, top if a hardwood
Tuning Machines
Gotoh Delta 510
Electronics
D-TAR Timberline pickup

Renaissance Nylon

Every Rick Turner Model is available in Deluxe, Standard and Special models. The specifications listed below are those within the Deluxe range, please get in touch to find out about the Standard and Special.

Rick's notes

The thinline body is built like a fine acoustic guitar, but with an added cedar center block to cut feedback. A Turner Timberline piezo bridge pickup feeds full-spectrum signals to an 18-volt D-TAR Wavelength pre-amp.

Standard specifications
Finish
Full gloss
Top
Best grade Cedar, Walnut, Cherry or Redwood tops
Back & Sides
Nicer Walnut, Cherry, Acacia or Figured Maple
Binding
Rope or Hemp purfling around top
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Peghead
Veneer matches back and sides if Cedar or Redwood, top if a hardwood
Tuning Machines
Gotoh Delta 510
Electronics
D-TAR Timberline picku

Renaissance 12-String

Every Rick Turner Model is available in Deluxe, Standard and Special models. The specifications listed below are those within the Deluxe range, please get in touch to find out about the Standard and Special.

Rick's notes

The thinline body is built like a fine acoustic guitar, but with an added cedar center block to cut feedback. A Turner Timberline piezo bridge pickup feeds full-spectrum signals to an 18-volt D-TAR Wavelength pre-amp.

Standard specifications
Finish
Full Gloss
Top
Best grade Cedar, Walnut, Cherry or Redwood tops
Back & Sides
Nicer Walnut, Cherry, Acacia or Figured Maple
Body Binding
Rope or Hemp purfling around top
Neck Wood
Maple with Carbon Fiber
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Peghead
Veneer matches back and sides if Cedar or Redwood, top if a hardwood
Tuning Machines
Gotoh Delta 510
Electronics
D-TAR Timberline pickup system

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All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied