Sonnet RawDawg III


2021 will mark 10 years of collaboration between Eric GALES and MAGNETO® Guitars but it will also be a turning point for one of the most gifted guitar players of our time. A new album produced by Joe BONAMASSA is about to be released in January 2022. The new album will feature original songs written by Eric GALES, LaDonna GALES, James HOUSE, Tom HAMBRIDGE, Keb MO, Josh SMITH, Joe BONAMMASSA. And, as we speak the Eric GALES band is already back on stage touring through the USA and hopefully soon all over the world.

MAGNETO® guitars has produced several custom versions of the Eric GALES “RawDawg” guitar in the past years, we have always worked on the same type of body and neck combinations but we have tried to add a new feature at every new rendition making it a high grade instrument with a solid price tag.

In early 2020, we started to talk about the idea of producing a new Signature guitar that would be made available to a broader audience. We kept on talking with Eric and tried many options and we have also developed specific parts for that guitar. An important part of the plan was to develop a specific range of single coil pickups that would have the dynamics and great midrange response which play an important role in Eric’s guitar tone.

 

The MAGNETO Eric GALES RD3 will feature a basswood body as well as a 3-piece maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The first models will be available in Sunset Gold finish and will sport a Gold mirror pickguard and backplate, a Gotoh tremolo, Gotoh tuners as well as the new Magneto Metro-Poles EG1 pickups.

 

The first models will be available by October 2021 and the the first 12 models will exclusively be available in the USA through the Eric Gales Website, go to:

https://www.ericgales.com/store

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COLOR OPTIONS

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SPECIFICATIONS

 
BODY
Body Wood:
Finish:
Pickguard:
 
NECK
Neck Wood:
Headstock:
Finish:
Fingerboard:
Scale length:
Nut Material:
Nut Width:
Frets:
Nr.of Frets:
Neck Profile:
Radius:
Neck Heel:
Truss Rod:
Truss Rod Nut:
 
HARDWARE
Bridge:
Tuners:
String Retainer:
Neckplate:
Hardware Finish:
 
ELECTRONIC PARTS
Pickups:
Pickup Switch:
Switching:
Controls:
Pots:
Output Jack:
 
STRINGS:
 
Bag:
 
ACCESSORIES:
 
 
Basswood, 2-Piece
Polyurethane Finish
Gold Mirror
 
 
Hard Rock Maple
Eric Gales Signature
Satin Urethane
East Indian Rosewood with Inlayed Eric Gales Signature
648mm / 25 ½”
Oiled Bone
42 mm / 1.650”
.096” X .047” Narrow Jumbo Style Frets (6105 Style)
22 frets
Medium C Shape
12” / 305mm Radius
Tapered
Double Truss Rod
Setting at headstock with Allen key
 
 
Gold Gotoh” Custom Vintage Style Tremolo with Steel Plate Saddles and Steel Block
SG-360-07, Gear Ratio 14:1, Made by Gotoh
Vintage Style, made by Gotoh
Custom engraved "RawDawg" Neckplate
Gold
 
 
Magneto Metro-Poles Custom EG1 Set
Standard Position Switch
Standard 5-way
Master Volume, Master Tone
Audio Taper Pots
Mono Jack
 
010-046 Standard Tuning
 
Magneto Bag included
 
Tremolo Arm
Allen Wrench for Bridge Adjustments, Allen Key for Neck adjustment