Joe Doe Lucky Betty with Case, Gloss Red
Vintage Joe Doe Lucky Betty with Case, Gloss Red
With a super resonant, double cut American Alder body, the Joe Doe Lucky Betty feels tight, comfortable, and instantly playable. A Hard rock Maple neck, shaped into a classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile, adds to this comfort and positive feel, while a 22 medium profile fret Lignum Rosa™ 10" radius fingerboard completes the ensemble to make an incredibly sounding, and playing, guitar.
A single Joe Doe designed humbucker can take you from 0 to around 8k in the twist of the volume pot, and can be further manipulated via the single Tone control and variable coil tap to provide a huge range of tones from soulful to scorching hot. A reliable Wilkinson WVC Vibrato bridge keeps things in tune, while Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z-Lok machine heads provide simple, effective action, which when combined with the smooth and friction free Graphtech nut, provide reliable and effective tuning stability. Custom “Lucky Betty” graphics, go faster binding, and a good luck message from Betty’s husband, Big Al, finish off what is a unique and great guitar. Also included is a Joe Doe luxury hardshell case with case candy, and a Certificate of authenticity. Each guitar is also individually set-up by the Vintage ProShop team.
What Vintage say:
‘Lucky Betty’ owned by Betty La Foy
Starting out in the summer of 1959 from Porter, Indiana, ‘Lucky’ Betty La Foy and her all female stunt crew took their daredevil show across America, driving jalopies through rings of fire, jumping motorbikes over school buses and escaping certain death many times over. And if that wasn’t dangerous enough, Betty’s piéce de résistance was to ride the Wall of Death on a modified ex “Wrecking Crew’ Indian Scout motorbike while playing rock n roll hits on her custom made electric guitar. Betty had a red version for week day shows, and a white one for Sunday best.
After 40 years of dropping the jaws of audiences worldwide and without ever having a single stunt go wrong, Betty decided to quit before her luck ran out. She currently lives a quieter life on the Florida Keys with her devoted husband, Big Al. At 79 she still drives her hot rodded 1934 Ford Model 40 V8 Coupe every day and is the oldest Floridian resident ever to receive a speeding ticket, shooting 73 mph in a 50 zone.