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Mercury 120-526 (Korina)

SOLD! (with fitted hard case)

I did a limited run of Mercurys made of korina (white limba), and this is the last one I have left.    (Update: The last one is sold. Get in touch to be part of the next limited run).

My inspiration for this limited run was simply “what if the Mercury was the missing member of the Flying-V, Explorer, Moderne family”?  It has an open pore (no grain filler) oil finish which not only feels fantastic, it has a nice honey/amber colour that seems to be intensifying slowly over time.

Lollar Imperial humbuckers with independent volumes and master tone provide the sounds. From the minute you pop open the custom fit faux-alligator case, you’ll wonder if this Mercury really was tucked safely under someones’ bed since the ’50s.  If vintage korina is your thing, get in touch with me.  You won’t be disappointed.

The waiting list for a Mercury is 5 months. Contact me about ordering a Mercury.


  • Body: Korina (white limba)
  • Neck: Korina
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Frets: 22 medium
  • Scale length: 24-5/8″
  • Pickups: Lollar Imperial Humbuckers
  • Controls: volume, volume, tone
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic and tailpiece
  • Nut: bone
  • Tuners: Grover vintage
  • Other: strap locks, paper in oil capacitor, cloth wiring, wenge cavity covers