Model R16 Junior

The Model R16 Junior is a stripped down and streamlined single pickup "Junior" version of the Model R16. Standard specs include: A solid Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Pau Ferro fretboard with dot inlay, contoured body edges with forearm contour, handcarved bone nut, Jescar fretwire, ABM featherweight wraparound bridge, satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, Grover tuning keys, and CTS + Switchcraft components with an Emerson Custom paper in oil tone capacitor. Your options include: Choice of finish color, choice of pickguard material, choice of neck carve, choice of control knob style and choice of any pickup from TV Jones, Lollar, Porter, Arcane, Fralin or McNelly pickups.

Upgrade options include: Body binding on the top, an adjustable Schroeder wraparound bridge, an Esquire style 3 way switch, and selection of solid colors or sunburst for the top+headstock.

If you'd like to customize a Junior guitar beyond the options listed here that is fantastic. In this case please refer to the options and pricing for the standard Model R16 or Model R16 Semi Hollow.

Ships in a Mono M80 Sleeve in Ash.

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Starting at $1850.


  • Neck Carve: There are five neck carve options listed below. The measurements listed are thickness specs from the top of the fretboard to the backside of the neck at both the first fret and the 12th fret.

    • Fattest Vintage No Taper C Profile: 1.00" thick
    • Extra Fat Vintage C Profile: .920" at the 1st fret to 1.00" at the 12th
    • 59' C Profle: .860" at 1st fret tapered to .960" at 12th
    • Medium C Profile: .830" at 1st fret tapered to .920" at 12th
    • SlimTaper C Profile: .800" at 1st fret tapered to .875" at 12th

  • Pickup: Your choice from McNelly, Mojo, Lollar, Novak, and TV Jones.

  • Pickguard:
    • Gloss Black
    • Matte Black
    • Gloss Black 3 Ply: Black/White/Black
    • White
    • White 3 Ply White/Black/White
    • Cream
    • Mirror
    • Tortoise 3 Ply: Tortoise/White/Black

    • Red Tortoise 3 Ply: Red Tortoise/White Black

    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise 4 Ply: Tort/Parchment/Blk/Parchment (Add $40)

    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise. Thick single ply (Add $60)

    • Genuine Celluloid Nitrate Tortoise. Thick single ply "Autumn Sunset" (Add $60)

  • Control Knob Style: Below are some classic options. We can alternatively get hold of any other knob style you may have in mind.

    • Metal Dome Knobs in Black, Gold, Nickel or Chrome

    • Metal Barrel Knobs in Black, Gold, Nickel or Chrome

    • Reflector Cap Knobs in Black or Gold

    • Mustang/MXR style

  • Bridge:
    • ABM 3021n featherweight aluminum compensated vintage style wraparound. Nickel finish. Made in Germany.

    • Schroeder straight back lightweight aluminum wraparound bridge with brass saddles. Choice of Nickel (Add $75), Chrome (Add $75), Aged Nickel (Add $100), Gold (Add $115) or Gun Black (Add 125).

  • Body Binding:
    • No binding. Rounded edges.
    • Black (Add $50)
    • White (Add $50)
    • Cream (Add $50)
    • Laminated White/Black/White (Add $50)
    • Laminated Black/White/Black (Add $50)
    • Tortoise (Add $50)
    • Red Tortoise (Add $50)
    • Checkerboard Black/White (Add $75)

  • Esquire style 3 way switching (Add $100): This 3 way switch is much like the 3 way switching found on many vintage Esquires. Position one omits the tone control, position 2 includes the tone control, and position 3 selects a preset fixed tone what is much like a half set wah pedal.

  • Finish: Below are two nitrocellulose lacquer finish options followed by color choices.

    • Open Grain Satin
      This is a thin satin nitrocellulose finish that has a very natural, beautiful and minimalist look/feel and is well protective. The natural wood grain is left unfilled and can be felt by hand. No extra charge for this finish. Add $100 additional for any sunburst, semi-transparent or solid color of your choice.

    • Closed Top Grain Satin
      This finish is very much like the above listed "Open Grain Satin" finish with the exception that the top wood and headstock face are mirror flat with filled grain. The back, sides and neck remain open grain satin. Add $100 for this finish. Add $100 additional for any sunburst, semi-transparent or solid color of your choice.

    • Color options:

      Dark sunburst optional on any top.

      Solid color options: Olive Green, Black, Blood Red, Copper Metallic, Silver Metallic, Blackened Forest Green, Vintage Cream, Burnt Yellow or Tobacco Sunburst.

      Semi-Transparent color options: Heritage Cherry Red, Burnt Cherry Red, TV Yellow, Dark Vintage Amber or Butterscotch Blonde


  • Body Wood: Mahogany

  • Body Construction: Solid Body

  • Scarf Jointed Neck Wood: Hard Maple

  • Fretboard Wood: Pau Ferro

  • Nut Width/Material: 1 11/16" Bone

  • Fretboard Radius: 12"

  • Scale Length: 24.75" standard.

  • Tuning Keys: Grover open gear. 18:1 ratio.

  • Electronics: 1 Volume Control and 1 Tone Control. Switchcraft and CTS components with Emerson Custom paper in oil tone capacitor

  • Inlay: 3/32" white or black face dots

  • Fretwire: Jescar FW47095 standard.

  • Truss Rod: Double action

  • Neck to Body Joint: Set Neck