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La Grange Updates the ‘Wheel’ Guitar

(Image credit: courtesy of La Grange)

La Grange has updated its Wheel guitar, which the company touts as “the result of founder Benjamin Wasservogel’s long journey in quest of a new ‘classic’ instrument for the blues and rock guitar player.” The new model now boasts Sheptone Heartbreaker humbuckers at the neck and bridge.

Otherwise, the Wheel features a korina body in a dog-hair finish, a C-shape maple neck with a purple-heart stripe, a 22-fret ebony fretboard and a headstock with a faux shell inlay logo on a dark ebony veneer.

Other features include an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic nickel bridge, a vintage-style lightweight aluminum tailpiece, Gotoh tuners and CTS 250K volume and tone pots. There’s also an option to add a Bigsby B5 Vibrato tailpiece.

The Sheptone Heartbreaker humbuckers, inspired by Jimmy Page’s tone, are built with Alnico 5 magnets and 42 plain enamel wire to deliver "Patent Applied For"-type range.

The Wheel is available to order at a base price of $3,480, which includes a hard-shell black case.

For more information or to purchase, head to La Grange Guitars. 

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.