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Customized with DeArmond Rhythm Chief, Pickguard, and Thumbwheel Volume Control!
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It's so nice having these DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickup reissues!
This is so cool!
I had one installed on my '46 Epi Broadway, and it has pretty much the sound I'd want from that guitar--fat and a bit dark. Interestingly enough, the pickup it replaced is a Rowe-built gold-foil single-coil from the 1960s that I'd had adapted for floating (had its mounting ears cut off). As much as I liked the Rowe, the modern repro sounds better to me. Of course, being 50-ish years younger might help.
We've also similarly modified some Eastman AR805s with a wood pickguard, metal trapeze tailpiece, and DeArmond.
And here's one with a Benedetto pickup: