Jeff Senn is releasing another of his retro/future designs through Eastwood Guitars. These are being manufactured in the same plant as Duesenberg and Reverend, and so are a bit more expensive than the Model One https://www.guitarmoderne.com/gear-2/senn-by-eastwood-model-one. Also, unlike the Model One, Senn will not be offering a hand built version, so pre-ordering direct through Eastwood is the only way to get The Continental. This pearloid beauty is a limited release so, if it appeals, act now.
When I posted about the Senn Model One guitar back in July, I said the only two things stopping me from getting one were the near three grand price tag and the lack of a vibrato arm. The gods listened. For a limited time Jeff Senn is offering, through the Eastwood Custom Shop, a version of the Model One for $679 USD—and it sports a Jazzmaster/Jaguar-style vibrato system! Gone are the Lollar/Senn pickups, but the basic vibe remains the same and it sounds great when Jeff plays it. Now I just have to get one in for review and possible possession. Yes, Senn’s playing, though terrific, is retro rather than modern, but the guitar’s look remains class A retro-moderne.
Guitar Moderne was recently invited to the unveiling of the Senn Model One in Nashville. Jeff Senn Guitars is a name well known in Music City. Jeff Senn builds instruments and does repairs for some of the top session players in town. What made the Model One interesting to Guitar Moderne was first and foremost its original retro-future appearance. Sure, it is reminiscent of pawnshop prizes like old Silvertones and Senn’s beloved Guyatones, but has a “moderne” look as well.