The Gaskell RETRO is all "jingle jangle." It is the ultimate 1960s guitar. But it is also the perfect guitar for Surf Rock/Pop, folk music, 1980s Indie music, and Australian Dolewave. Think The Searchers, Everly Brothers, Beatles, The Byrds, R.E.M, and The Smiths.  

Essentially, the Gaskell Retro is a less pointy, slightly more curvier version of the old Rickenbacker 330 series of semi electric guitars, and of course left handed only. The 330 dates back to 1958. Rickenbacker ceased all production of left handed instruments in 2007 so there is no way you'll ever get a new original anymore. 

It's unique sound is achieved by a combination of the semi hollow body plus the low output vintage pickups. Even then, it also sounds good on overdrive!


I experimented with tail pieces and pickups when this model. This was not an easy guitar to make. My factory in China did a great job of turning my templates into a high quality product (built to a price point) but we still had to do finishing work on each one here at the workshop in Sydney or in San Diego.


For more information CLICK HERE (Legacy Gaskell FAQ) 

Update 2021 THIS MODEL IS DISCONTINUED and is now a Legacy model. Available only on the second-hand market.