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 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
Maple, Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple, 25 1/2" Scale,
22 Jumbo Frets, 16" Radius, Center Dot Inlays
Composite 1 5/8"
Tuning Gears: Die Cast Vintage
Bridge: Synchronized Tremolo
FERNANDES SUSTAINER SYSTEM
Controls: 5-Way Lever Switch, SUSTAINER ON/OFF & Mode Switches, 1 Volume,
Pickups: Neck : SUSTAINER, Middle : Vintage Single Coil, Bridge : High Output Humbucker
Black, Vintage Cream, Tobacco Sunburst, Cherry Sunburst
The Edge is using a 2009 Black finish Retro Rocket Elite for "Ultra Violet (Light
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 .