• Rick Turner Model 1-C electric guitar
    Rick Turner Model 1-C
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    Rick Turner Model 1 Electric Guitar
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    Rick Turner Model 1 Electric Guitar Gold Top


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Rick Turner's Model 1-C was first built for Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. The unique Turner rotating humbucker, used with the bass side rotated closer to the bridge and finger-style playing, can deliver the tone heard on the Tusk album.

The body is mahogany with a carved top and back (cylindrical profile), bound with black forbon (like Fender used for their pickup bobbins!).It has a soundhole pickup mounted in a rotating black high-impact plexiglas plate. The "soundhole" is just for show.

It has a graphite-reinforced set neck built of five-layer laminate, alternating hard rock maple with rosewood, walnut or purplehaeart.Scale lenth is 24.75". The two octave (24 fret) rosewood fingerboard with black binding. Abalone headstock and side dot marker inlays.

The MODEL 1-C was first made in 1979 but went out of production in 1981.  The model was re-introduced by Rick Turner Guitars in 1990. 

For an illustrated guide on the construction of this model read Making The Turner Guitar by Barry Price.

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Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelRick Turner pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 humbucker pickup


Finish colorsred finish
Finish effectsgloss finish
Finish materialpolyurethane finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Body back materialmahogany body back
Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresarchtop, single cutaway
Body stylearchtop
Body top materialmahogany body top


Bridgeroller bridge
Hardware colornickel hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece
TunersSchaller tuners


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard


Number of frets24 fret
Peghead (headstock)veneer headstock

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