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4R-4  The Junior

The StoryWood 4R-4 is the only set-neck model in our lineup, and our Jr-inspired flat-top design includes modern elements in keeping with the needs of modern players. With a very slightly enlarged body, we’ve added an all-access neck joint and finished it off with a 14 degree angled headstock with much straighter string pull over the nut. We currently have a limited stock of reclaimed and very old mahogany taken from the Vaughan Furniture factory in Galax, VA that will work exceptionally well with this design.

The 4R-4 comes standard with a single P-90 in the bridge position, with volume and tone controls and a 3-way switch that adds both straight-to-output jack and cocked-wah tones. We’ve chosen the Resomax Sonic 1 wraparound bridge from Graphtech as standard.

Pictured above is a variant of the 4R-4 with the Graphtech piezo system installed, providing electric and acoustic tones. This guitar has a chambered Duke Ellington School of the Arts reclaimed cypress body, and a top and neck made from salvaged Port Orford Cedar, chosen to enhance the acoustic nature of this instrument. This specific guitar was built with a focus on the acoustic side, with the neck joining the body in a way that provides a wider strumming and picking area. The neck joins the body closer to the 20th fret on standard models.

4R-4 Standard Specs:

  • Body - Reclaimed mahogany, heart pine or similar singlecut Jr.-style with bookmatched figured top and easy-access neck heel
  • Neck - Reclaimed mahogany, maple or Port Orford Cedar with reclaimed tropical wood fingerboard, 22 frets (Jescar), 12" radius, 24.75" scale
  • Bridge - Graphtech Resomax wraparound bridge
  • Pickups - Single P90 bridge pickup 
  • Tuning Machines - Hipshot open gear
  • Controls - 3-way toggle to select standard/cocked wah/straight to output, Volume & Tone with electrosocket output jack

Options include:

Figured fingerboard – Options here include a variety of figured dark tropical woods, when available.

Bound fingerboard – Fingerboards can be bound with a choice of white or black traditional binding or contrasting reclaimed wood.

Semi-hollow construction - The 4R-4 can be built with body chambering for weight reduction.

Graphtech Ghost piezo system – The piezo option is configured with the GraphTech Resomax wraparound bridge with Ghost piezo saddles and the Ghost pre-amp system.

Laser engraved artwork

Call us at 919-946-4700 or email us at sales@storywoodmusic.com and hit us up with all the questions you have! 

 
 
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its all in the details

StoryWood guitars are designed with magnetic control cavity covers, using tiny neodymium magnets, instead of screws. Standard cavity covers match the body wood.

The Easy-Access neck heel is also shown here, allowing greater access to upper frets.

 

 
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Asymmetric headstock

The 4R-4 headstock shape is slightly asymmetric in design (just for fun) and creates a straighter string path across the nut to the tuning keys. This reduces opportunity for string binding at the nut during bends, which can create tuning problems.

 
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bound fingerboards

For a visual step up, consider a bound fingerboard. This can be done in white or black traditional binding or using contrasting reclaimed wood.

Pictured here, this neck is a mixture of water-recovered Panamanian Rock Walnut for the fingerboard, salvaged Port Orford Cedar for the core neck, and traditional white binding.

As a custom request, dots were eliminated from the face of the neck.