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Geronimo is the debut model from Swope Guitars. A seasoned builder and veteran of two well regarded guitar institutions; Gibson Custom Shop and Sadowsky Guitars, Chris Swope has now branched out on his own with this very unique first offering.

What is a “Knock-Around” finish?

A Knock-Around is essentially a slight relic. The lacquer on the body is checked. There may be a bump or bruise here or there. The solid colors have a white undercoat which shows nicely when dinged. The bodies are glossy and the plastics are clean. While the headstock has a deep gloss the back of the neck is a thinner, satin finish. There is no lacquer above the fret tangs of the rosewood fingerboard. The edges of the fingerboard are blended nicely into the sides.

Brand: Swope Guitars
Model: Geronimo
Finish Color: Honey Burst
Finish Type: Knock-Around
Weight: 7.58 lbs
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck Shape: Open "C"
Neck Dimensions: .850 1st - .940 12th
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Dot
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width at Nut: 1 21/32"
Nut Material: Bone
Frets: Jescar Medium/High (This is a bit lower and a bit wider than a Dunlop 6105)
Pickups: Original Geronimo
Controls: Volume and Tone Control, 5-Way plus “FUNK BUMP”
Hardware : Chrome
Bridge: Tremolo
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Style
Case: Black Hardshell Case