Joe Doe Lucky Buck with Case, Honeyburst
Vintage Joe Doe Lucky Buck with Case, Honeyburst
A semi-hollow, double bound American Alder body gives the Joe Doe Lucky Buck a distinctive and classic style, and with its unique “Saguaro” cactus F-hole, the sweet country sound is sure to ring out. A one piece hard rock Maple neck, shaped into a classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile, adds to this comfort and positive feel of this highly versatile guitar, while a 22 medium profile fret Lignum Rosa™ 10" radius fingerboard completes the ensemble to make an incredibly sounding, and playing instrument.
Custom designed Joe Doe neck P90 style pickup and a hotter-than-a-branding-iron bridge pickup provide a versatile array of vintage tones - P90 grit and growl all the way through to sweet country chime - which can be further manipulated via the single Tone and Volume controls, and the classic three way pickup selector switch, to create an individual tone. The ultra-reliable WTB 3 saddle design provides a tried and tested way to deliver perfect intonation and tone transfer, while Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z-Lok machine heads provide simple, effective action, which when combined with the smooth and friction free Graphtech nut, give a reliable and dependable tuning stability. 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 Buck’, owned by Leslie Coal
Leslie ‘Lucky Buck’ Coal topped the Billboard Country Music charts in 1952 with his heartbreak inspired single, “Whiskey for Breakfast”. Flushed with sudden success, Coal signed numerous endorsement deals, the most lucrative of which was a contract to become a regular fixture on the WHB national radio show Giddy Up Y’all!. Coal’s initial role on the morning show was to sing cover songs of the day, but due to ‘lifestyle difficulties’, he was relegated to singing jingles for local businesses. After a few unhappy years, Coal ended his contract with WHB and decided to return to his country music roots. “I’m done singing about washing powders and car dealerships. From now on I’m all about the music, not the money.”
For decades, Coal toured and played to small audiences in the southern states, his meagre earnings barely covering his gas and living expenses. However his luck changed in 2005 when “Whiskey for Breakfast” was sampled in East Coast rapper Kalamitee’s track “Get Drunk”, leading to substantial royalty payments and a renewed appreciation of Coal’s original country music.