Bill Alston

Deluxe Roadhouse



The latest model in Classic Copper Red


The Roadhouse Deluxe is a guitar that has 3 incarnations and the changes each time have been significant. So much so that they are really three different guitars. The first version was launched in 2008 the second in 2014 and the last one in 2016. A brief comparison of the specifications shows what I mean.

Dates 2016 onwards 2014 to 15 2008 to 2013
Headstock Large with Gold spaghetti logo and 2 string trees Large with Gold spaghetti logo and 2 string trees Small 1 string tree Silver logo 
Pickguard 3 ply white, black if Classic copper red 3 ply pearloid 3 ply brown tortoiseshell
Neck Maple, modern C 12" radius Maple Modern C 9.5" radius Maple Modern c 9.5" radius
Frets 22 Narrow Tall 22 Medium Jumbo 21 Medium Jumbo
Body Alder Gloss Poly Alder Gloss Poly Alder Gloss Poly
Pickups 3 Vintage Noiseless 3 Texas Specials 3 Texas Specials
Controls Aged White 1 Volume 2 Tone Aged White 1 Volume 2 Tone Aged White 1 Volume 2 Tone
Switches 5 way plus S1 and V6* 5 way plus S1 and V6* 5 way
Bridge Vintage Style 2 point trem Vintage Style 2 point trem Vintage Style 6 point trem
Tuners Locking Non locking Non locking
Neckplate Asymetrical with Fender written on Rectangle Plain Rectangle with Fender on
Colours Olympic White or Classic Copper Red with Maple Board. Mystic Ice Blue or 3 colour Sunburst with Rosewood board Vintage White or Candy Apple Red with Maple Board. Sonic Blue Blue or 3 colour Sunburst with Rosewood board Black, Brown Sunburst or Arctic White all with Rosewood only.

* From 2014 onwards this guitar had an onboard pre-amp and a V6 control on the Tone knob, this gives 6 distinct tonal sounds the S1 switch on the other tone knob bypasses the pre-amp and the V6.

Pictures
   
A version 1 from 2008


 
A Version 2 from 2014

 
A Version 3

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