RARE 13 of 24 Bill Nelson Astroluxe


Before there was the Astroluxe Cadet, a limited run of 24 Bill Nelson Astroluxe Signature guitars were made. 

Stylistically, this guitar is similar to the current production Cadets, except that it does not have cutaways and features Smoke Grey back/sides as opposed to red. It is fitted with custom CC Rider pickups from Vintage Vibe Guitars, and features gold hardware throughout.

Bill Nelson himself had this to say of the initial prototype:

"...all I can say is that I'm thrilled with it. Those CC-Rider pickups have a rich vintage tone that works superbly for jazz, blues and rock. I'm really impressed by them—just a great and luxurious sound. The body style is meant to suggest a retro-futuristic take on the big archtops that swing band guitarists of the 1940s were seen with, but it is thin-line like my vintage Gibson 345."

Included with the guitar is the original certificate of authenticity, and signature Bill Nelson hardshell case. Don't miss this second chance to snag one of only 24 of these unique tributes!

Features and Specs

  • Body: Bound Chambered Mahogany Body, Maple Top
  • Neck: Bound, Set Maple Neck. Slim Tapered C-Shaped, 24.75" scale.
  • Fingerboard: 20 frets on a 12" Radius Ebony Fretboard with Atom Symbol on 12th
  • Pickups: 3 Custom CC Rider
  • Controls: 1x Master Volume, 3x individual vol., 3x individual tone.
  • Switching: Five-way
  • Strings: 10-46 D'Addario Gauge Strings
  • Unique Features: Bill Nelson Signature and Atom Symbol on Headstock

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