Longtime T.S.O.L. guitarist Ron Emory has infused some truly distinctive Fender acoustic guitars with his years of SoCal-punk cred and expertise. Among the latest and greatest is the new Ron Emory “Loyalty” Parlor model, in which he has combined his favourite features from several guitars in his large collection to create a small-bodied and eminently affordable model.
The Ron Emory “Loyalty” Parlor guitar features the classic parlour body shape and is available in two versions—one with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck and a vintage-style sunburst finish reminiscent of the 1930s; the other with an all-ash body, maple neck and butterscotch-stain finish resembling his ’52 Telecaster. Both versions feature quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing, elegant herringbone body binding and rosette, soft “V” neck profile and aged neck binding, rosewood fingerboard with diamond inlays and 12th-fret “Loyalty” logo, 19 large vintage-style frets, 1970s-style Fender headstock, three-ply pickguard, vintage-style rosewood “Viking" bridge with Graphtech® Nubone™ compensated saddle, and open-gear tuners.
- Model Name: Ron Emory "Loyalty" Parlor, Rosewood Fingerboard, Ash Butterscotch
- Model Number: 0968551999
- Series: Artist Design
- Colour: Ash Butterscotch
- Body Material: Laminated Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Body Shape: Parlour
- Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped "X"
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Herringbone
- Body Back: Laminated Mahogany or Laminated Ash
- Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany or Laminated Ash
- Body Top: Laminated Mahogany or Laminated Ash
- Neck Material: Mahogany or Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Neck Shape: Soft "V"
- Neck Binding: Herringbone
- Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 11.81" (300 mm)
- Number of Frets: 19
- String Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone™
- Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
- Position Inlays: White Diamond-Shaped
- Bridge: Rosewood-Based Vintage-Style Fender® "Viking" Bridge with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone™ Saddle
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold
- Unique Features: Ron Emory signature on truss rod cover, white diamond shaped position inlays with 12th-fret "Loyalty" logo, factory mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, 70s headstock shape, black-with-white-dot bridge pins, dual action truss rod, black headstock overlay on (998), matching ash headstock overlay on (999), three-ply tortoiseshell pickguard on (998), three-ply gold pickguard on (999)