Steel String Guitar Specifications

Wright Guitar Technology is retiring our Jazz and our DragonFly Electric SoloEttes. We will also retire the Rhody once the last one is sold. Rossco Wright, the inventor of the SoloEtte and the owner of Wright Guitar Technology, is ready to focus on building his solid body Wright Electric Guitars. These are fantastic performance electric guitars that feature our trademarked straight pull pegbox. Here is Rossco playing his very own Santa Fe Electric Guitar. The Santa Fe and the NightCat utilize all the strengths of the SoloEtte travel guitars-only without the frame.

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The Rhody

The Rhody SoloEtte

The Rhody is our most recent addition to our innovative line of lightweight, disassembling frame design guitars. The Rhody is a fantastic travel companion for anyone who wants to practice every day while on the road. Since SoloEtte guitars are accepted by airlines as a carry-on, this portable, full-scale guitar will allow you to leave your favorite acoustic or electric guitar at home. The Rhody's silent practice feature allows you to play a few scales or a quick tune while waiting for a flight. You can also work on your technique quietly at a hotel or at home without disturbing neighbors or loved ones. The mono output will plug into any amp for either solo or ensemble performance. Weighing in at only 3.5lbs, this guitar is great for backpacking, bicycle trips, or for a daily commute by bus, train, or ferry. We have carried our single piece design over to the Rhody for added stability during travel across climates. We have chosen the hard tonewood Padauk for the striking color and stability. The brilliant cinnamon red reminds us of our favorite Pacific Northwest flowering shrub, the rhododendron or "Rhody." The Rhody has a 1.75" nut width, a full 25.5" scale length, and a 16" radiused fingerboard that continues onto the body. There are 22 jumbo frets and a full set of abalone side and face dots. We have used our SongBird frame that includes a lower cutaway for easy access to the upper frets. Our normal set up includes 12 gauge strings, but heavier or lighter string gauges are available upon request. We have provided easy access to the truss rod as well as a customized truss rod wrench for action adjustments. The Rhody utilizes our straight-pull pegbox design that improves tuning and string alignment. With a true stereo headphone jack for silent practice and a mono jack for performance, this is the ideal guitar for any acoustic or electric player who needs the exceptional playability of a full size, handmade guitar that will also stand up to the rugged abuse of an active lifestyle.

The Price: $1045.00 plus shipping. Click Here to purchase The Rhody factory direct

The Pickup is of our own design. It consists of a hollow tube with electronics and baffles inside. This tube forms the saddle. The strings vibrate the air inside the tube which gives it a rounder sweeter sound than piezo style pickups. It is stereo for the headphone usage and can go out to a guitar amp or sound system in mono or stereo. The pickup and electronics cavity have been shielded for playing in public places heavy with electronic devices. You can plug your computer speakers into the guitar. Just unplug them from the back of the sound card and plug them directly into the guitar with the use of the jack adapter provided. This will allow low level, personal amplification that will bring the guitar up enough to play with another acoustic guitar.


While Playing

In Case


33 inches 36 inches


6 3/16 inches at widest body point

Full Size w/ frame

11 inches


1" inch thick at thickest point 4 to 5 inches


4 1/2 pounds (1.9Kg) 6 1/8 pounds (2.78Kg), w/ extra strings,
battery, and headphones in case

Scale Length

25 1/2 inches

Nut Width

1-3/4 inches


At Saddle

2 3/16 inches

Available Factory Direct only


Wright Guitar Technology, Inc.
P.O. Box 2704
Eugene, OR 97402

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