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Sonnet RawDawg III

2021 marked 10 years of collaboration between grammy nominated artist Eric GALES and MAGNETO® Guitars. The 2022 released "Crown" album produced by Joe BONAMASSA has hit record sales in the Blues album cathegory.

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 roasted maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The new signature model is 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.


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Body Wood: Basswood, 2-Piece
Finish: Polyurethane Finish
Pickguard: Gold Mirror
Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple / Roasted
Headstock: Eric Gales Signature
Finish: Satin Urethane
Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood with Inlayed Eric Gales Signature
Scale length: 648mm / 25 ½”
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 42 mm / 1.650”
Frets: .096” X .047” Narrow Jumbo Style Frets (6105 Style)
Nr.of Frets: 22 frets
Neck Profile: Medium C Shape
Radius: 12” / 305mm Radius
Neck Heel: Tapered
Truss Rod: Double Truss Rod
Truss Rod Nut: Setting at headstock with Allen key
Bridge: Gold Gotoh” Custom Vintage Style Tremolo with Steel Plate Saddles and Steel Block, 56mm pitch
Tuners: SG-360-07, Gear Ratio 14:1, Made by Gotoh
String Retainer: Vintage Style, made by Gotoh
Neckplate: Custom engraved "RawDawg" Neckplate
Hardware Finish: Gold
Pickups: Magneto Metro-Poles Custom EG1 Set
Pickup Switch: Standard Position Switch
Switching: Standard 5-way
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pots: Audio Taper Pots
Output Jack: Mono Jack
STRINGS: 010-046 Standard Tuning
Bag: Magneto Bag included
  Allen Wrench for Bridge Adjustments, Allen Key for Neck adjustment


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