Richmond Dorchester

  • Richmond Dorchester electric guitar
    Richmond Dorchester
  • Richmond Dorchester electric guitar with Bigsby vibrato
    Richmond Dorchester with Bigsby vibrato


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2008 to 2013

The Richmond Dorchester was introduced in 2008 and made until 2013. The Dorchester has retro Mosrite inspired style with a 25 ½” scale, two classic sounding Lace Alumitone humbucker pickups, housed in a double cutaway chambered body with a silver leaf maple center and poplar wings. The pickups are controlled by separate volume and tone knobs, along with a 4-way switch that allows you to select between various sounds, including the first position which enables the neck & bridge to be in-series, giving the player a fatter tone and more output. The Dorchester’s bolt-on rock maple neck features the worn in feel of an Ergocut rosewood or maple fingerboard for a comfortable playing experience. Hardware includes high-ratio tuning machines, a chrome roller bridge with fixed tailpiece, a Nordic white extended pickguard and truss rod cover with matching binding on the back. Available high gloss finishes: Black or Cherry Burst. These were supplied with a Deluxe Gig bag. The Dorchester was also available with a Bigsby Vibrato - these models had a black pickguard and came in natural or cream finish

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Controls shapetop hat controls
Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls4-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelLace Alumitone pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups


Finish colorsblack finish, cream finish, natural finish, red finish
Finish effectsgloss finish, sunburst finish
Made inCanada
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Body materialmaple body, poplar body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard, white pickguard


Bridgeroller bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TailpieceBigsby Vibrato tailpiece, stop tailpiece


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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