Conjuring up classic ‘50s American design elements from outsized tail fins to pearloid paint jobs, the Duo Jet has remained among the most sought-after electric guitars ever since its mid ‘50s introduction. Treasured by George Harrison, he recorded and toured extensively with his ‘57 Duo Jet, posing with it for the cover of his solo LP, Cloud Nine.
Guitar Notes from Brian Baggett
Go behind the scenes to see some of today's most extraordinary acoustic and electric guitars being designed and crafted. Learn what makes an exceptional instrument and discover the history and technology behind the most revered vintage guitars. Join Private Reserve Guitar video presenter Brian Baggett on his explorations of the custom shops operated by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Paul Reed Smith and many more. Learn about tone woods, tunings, scale lengths, and much more—all curated by Brian—a remarkable guitarist in his own right.
This week’s featured instrument is an outcome of the ongoing close collaboration between Private Reserve Guitars and the Martin Custom Shop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Our buying team works closely with the shop to find instruments that are especially noteworthy, based on their performance characteristics and appearance.