MODEL 1
CLASSIC

Incredibly acoustic and detailed... screams louder and longer than any guitar you’ve played.
Pictured: M1-C-LB
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.

HIGHLY DETAILED

All of the LB Series Model 1s are highly detailed instruments, featuring a 5 piece laminated maple and purple heart neck.
*Upgrade options for the Stage Standard & Studio Special.
Pegheads with Rick’s signature 5 layer veneered backstrap overlay and neck joints with multi-layer purfling.

HAND-CRAFTED
AESTHETICS

The LB Series are fully bound, top & back, accenting the Model 1s highly contoured ergonomic body.* All models feature black fiber binding around the fingerboard & peghead.
*Upgrade options for the Stage Standard (top bound) & Studio Special (unbound).

our in-house
“hot humbucker”

In a word, the Model 1 is all about versatility. Whether you’re playing the passive model running straight out with volume and tone control (push-pull coil cut) or the high-headroom 18-volt D-TAR Eclipse preamp with Turner Parametric EQ, both options allow for blending of a piezo or second magnetic pickup.

COMPARE MODELS

 
DELUXE
STANDARD
SPECIAL
Body Finish
DELUXE
Gloss Catalyzed Poly
STANDARD
Gloss Catalyzed Poly
SPECIAL
Closed Pore Satin Nitro Lacquer over Polyester
Finish Colors*
Upgrade options from custom colors to multi-tone sunbursts etc...
DELUXE
Burgundy, Dark Burgundy, Aged, Red & Natural
STANDARD
Natural
SPECIAL
Natural
Body
DELUXE
Mahogany
STANDARD
Mahogany
SPECIAL
Mahogany
Body Binding
DELUXE
Fully bound Black, Ivoroid or Tortoise
STANDARD
Top bound Black
SPECIAL
None
Neck Wood
DELUXE
5 piece laminated Maple/Purpleheart
STANDARD
Select solid Rock Maple
SPECIAL
Select solid Mahogany
Fingerboard
DELUXE
Bound Rosewood
STANDARD
Bound Rosewood
SPECIAL
Rosewood
Back-Strap Overlay
DELUXE
Multi-layered
STANDARD
None
SPECIAL
None
Peghead Binding
DELUXE
Bound hardwood veneered
STANDARD
None, Black peghead face overlay
SPECIAL
None, Black peghead face overlay
Tuning Machines
DELUXE
Gotoh Delta 510 or Schaller M-6A
STANDARD
Planet Waves AutoTrim
SPECIAL
Planet Waves AutoTrim
Electronics - The Model 1’s have our in-house-made “hot humbucker”, the passive models “A” run just straight out with a volume and tone control with a push-pull coil cut switch on the tone control. Option “B” uses the same pickup but with a high-headroom 18 volt preamp (the D-TAR Eclipse) that has trim potentiometer adjustable gain which allows anywhere from 3 to 12 dB of additional gain and a buffered output. Both options “B” & “C” allow for blending of a piezo pickup “P” suffix or a second magnetic pickup.
*Finishes - The earliest Model 1 guitars and basses from the late 1970s and early '80s were all finished natural, but they have aged to a warm tan color, so if you are seeking to achieve that early look, you should ask for the tan stain which is done directly on the wood to enhance the natural look of the wood. In more recent years we have done a lot of Model 1s in a deep maroon or dark brown. We have a wider color pallet on the FeatherWeight series where many of the lighter colored woods can en given various forms of sunburst and transluscent stains. Call if you're interested in custom colors.

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