Custom Pacifica for Joshua Ray Gooch #1

Posted by on July 23, 2015

Joshua Ray Gooch | Custom Pacifica

Joshua Ray Gooch recently called us in a panic. The lead guitarist in Shania Twain’s band was told he needed a red colored “Strat” for the opening song of their current Rock This Country tour and he only had a few days to get it. When situations like this arise for artists, the first thing we do is start with a stock guitar recipe and then modify based on the player’s needs. In this case we chose a Pacifica 503V because of it’s Candy Apple Red finish and then gave it a sonic and cosmetic facelift. Here’s some of what we did:

  • McNelly Stagger Swagger Custom in bridge position
  • Lollar Vintage Blonde in neck and center
  • Gotoh 510 Locking Tuner
  • Wilkinson 6-point Vintage Steel Bend Saddle Bridge
  • 3-ply Black Pickguard
  • Relic finish

See the guitar at the show!

Original model: PAC510V