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SPOTLIGHT | FERNANDES| Retro Rocket Pro (Customized) | 2009 | Black


MODEL: Retro Rocekt Pro (Customized)
FINISH: Black w/white pearloid pickguard
While appearing to be an Retro Rocket Elite (at first glance) due to the Duncan "Hot Rail" pickups but it seems more likely that it is a modified Retro Rocket Pro.
The evidence?
- The PRO has a bolt-on neck. Post 2007 Retro Rocket's have set necks. Edge's appears to be a bolt-on neck; like the PRO
- The ELITE has a black triangle truss rod cover (featured on the Elite and Pro RetroRockets - those that have set necks). Edge's (PRO) doesn't have the black truss rod cover.
- The ELITE doesn't have a string tree on the headstock. The PRO (and The Edge's) does have a string tree.
- The Elite has Wilkinson Tremolo. The Pro (and the one Edge is playing) has the Synchronized Tremolo.
- The ELITE has HOT RAIL pickups. The PRO has Sustainer, Vintage Single Coil and Hi-Output Humbucker. This is where it appears that The Edge has had a PRO customized, in that The Edge's DOES have HOT RAILS.
- The PRO has two knobs, (1) Volume, (1) tone. Edge's guitar has three knobs but this is as he's the sustainer and HOT RAILS, once again suggesting a modified / customized PRO.
VERDICT: It appears that the guitar has far more PRO appointments / characteristics than an ELITE. Other than the HOT RAILS, and EDGE's guitar looks like a PRO. In that, I am guessing that Dallas called Fernandes and had them make a PRO and customize it with the HOT RAIL pickups.
SPECS fior STOCK - Retrorocket ®Pro
Body: Ash
Neck: Maple, Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple, 25 1/2" Scale,
22 Jumbo Frets, 16" Radius, Center Dot Inlays
Nut: Composite 1 5/8"
Tuning Gears: Die Cast Vintage
Bridge: Synchronized Tremolo
Controls: 5-Way Lever Switch, SUSTAINER ON/OFF & Mode Switches, 1 Volume, 1 Tone
Pickups: Neck : SUSTAINER, Middle : Vintage Single Coil, Bridge : High Output Humbucker
Colors: Black, Vintage Cream, Tobacco Sunburst, Cherry Sunburst
The Edge is using a 2009 Black finish Retro Rocket Elite for "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)".
Edge also used a tobacco finish Retro Rocket Elite for a performance of "Unchained Melody" during the  "Stand Up To Cancer" show -- 9/10/2010 .

He's been using a 2003 (vintage to be confirmed) Black finish Retro Rocket Elite w/grey pearl pickguard, black pickups and ebony fretboard for "With Or WIthout You". The specs to this earlier model are different. It has a bolt-on vs. set neck.
The ONLY custom aspect of this guitar was that black finish, as the Retro Rocket Elite was not available in black at the time that The Edge got the Elite.
Retrorocket ® Elite SPECS

Body: 5A Quilted Maple Top + Ash Back
Neck: Maple, Set Neck Through
Fingerboard: Maple, 25 1/2" Scale,
22 Jumbo Frets, 14" Radius, Abalone Dot Inlays
Nut: Graphtech TREM NUT
Tuning Gears: Lock Type
Bridge: Wilkinson Tremolo
Controls: 5-Way Lever Switch, SUSTAINER ON/OFF &
Mode Switches, 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 1 Sustainer Intensity
Pickups: Neck : SUSTAINER, Middle : Seymour Duncan SHR-1N, Bridge: Seymour Duncan SHR-1B
Colors: Black, See-Thru Blue Burst, 2 Tone Sunburst