Carny/Drifter

50 years later, it’s back and better than ever!

This unique package combines the ISLAND “Carny”, an evolved redux of the Silvertone 1448 and the Benson Amps “Drifter” 5w all-tube amp-in-case combo.

Specs

  • One-Piece ultralight Solid Red Cedar body, natural or Milk Paint finish
  • Quartersawn Poplar neck with static reinforcement
  • “Bolt-thru” attachment: The neck is extended deep into the body” The bridge is bolted through the neck into an insert in the body
  • Black Locust fretboard
  • 23.5″ scale length
  • Machined aluminum nut
  • Custom bridge by CJ Tooling. Rosewood, brass or steel saddles available
  • Body-mounted lipstick pickup by MOJO Pickups wound to vintage spec
  • Italian Celluloid, or grained Ivoroid pickguard and bindings.

Benson Amps Drifter

  • Entirely handwired, point-to-point in Portland, OR by Chris Benson
  • 5W, all tube, with tremolo
  • Speaker-out (4 ohm)
  • 8″ Jensen speaker (other options available upon request)

Pricing

ISLAND Carny and Benson Drifter Amp-in-Case Combo: $4000 USD

Please inquire for custom options and pricing.

All prices are subject to change without prior notice. A non-refundable $900 USD deposit is required to start the build. The balance and shipping are due upon completion of the instrument.

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