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“Tribute” is a stunning composite of cocobolo, maple, ebony, mother of pearl, sterling silver, and brass and weighs eleven pounds, six ounces with a standard 25 ½” scale.

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The battery cover plate of “Tribute” is 3/8” deep to accommodate a surreal 3D inlay that changes hue when exposed to different lighting.

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3D mother of pearl designs in the headstock: Eight pieces of inlay form the trunk and lie beneath the base and fans of the palm tree. The cocobolo truss rod cover has a dolphin mother of pearl inlay. The peg-head binding is maple. It has a 1 5/8” brass nut.

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The body consists of eight layers of wood.  From the top: cocobolo, another layer of cocobolo, maple, cocobolo, maple, cocobolo, maple, cocobolo.

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  • Three Schaller humbucking pickups (two neck and one bridge) encased in a cocobolo mounting plate with a brass bottom.
  • Schaller bridge with piezo saddles
  • Five way blade pickup selector switch
  • Master volume
  • Master tone
  • Piezo tone control
  • Piezo-magnetic blend control
  • Coil tap switch for neck pickup
  • Coil tap switch for middle pickup
  • On/off effects loop switch
  • Effect loop ¼” jack
  • Output jack 1/4'”

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Encased in acrylic, the 3D sterling silver rings literally surround the planet.

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The ebony fretboard has forty-seven separate pieces of mother of pearl inlay.

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The binding surrounding the 24-fret ebony board is maple. The fretwire measures .011” x .057”.

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Tribute pictured during construction—from Cripe’s files.

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Lightning Bolt, Tribute, and Top Hat—outtake from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Photo Shoot.

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