Old Soul
Old Soul
Old Soul
Old Soul

Old Soul

Regular price $ 3,495.95 Sale price$ 2,971.56
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The Old Soul is something special; like the name implies - it’s built to play and sound older than it is. These guitars feel and sound like they have been played for 50 years! The Old Soul is a culmination of observations that come with 24 years of building new guitars and restoring 100s of vintage guitars.

The body is a mix of Northern Ash and old-growth Sugar Pine - finished in a super thin lacquer applied just like Leo did in the day. The Old Soul is topped off with all American-made hardware and pickups designed specifically for these guitars by Lindy Fralin and RS that have a unique wind and use three different magnets!

There are no off-the-shelf parts used on RS guitars and no corners are cut. You simply won’t find a better guitar in this price range. Every RS Guitarworks guitar includes a custom G&G hard case made especially for RS and our lifetime warranty to the original owner!


Body: Northern Ash/Sugar Pine 

Neck: One-Piece Maple

Neck Shape: Old Soul .825” C

Radius: 10” with rolled edge

Frets: Jescar 50085 

Finish: Ultra-thin WWLD lacquer in Shoreline Gold, Copper, Black, Inca Silver, Fiesta Red, Shell Pink or Surf Green

Pickups: Custom RS-designed Fralin Old Soul Specials

Electronics: RS SuperPot volume, CTS custom audio tone, RS Vintage paper-in-oil cap, CRL switch, Switchcraft jack in Electrosocket cup and all cloth Gaven wire

Bridge: RS USA Vintage Cold Rolled Steel with compensated brass Steel saddles

Tuners: Kluson Supreme 18:1

Hardware: Nickel

Case: Custom G&G white with "purple poodle" lining

Warranty: Lifetime

When you have decided on the model and specifications of your dream guitar or bass, you can either place the order online, or call us to discuss any details or specific questions/requests. Once your build has been finalized, a minimum of a 50% deposit is required to start the build.  If you’ve purchased the guitar outright from us – this deposit does not apply. 

From the time you have placed your order or deposit, you have two weeks to make any changes. After that, all specifications are final. Actual build time is based on the exact options chosen, but typically our build time is about four months.

Month 1

  • Choose your model and options. After determining what you want and you have either placed your order online or confirmed options with us, your deposit will be due.
  • After the deposit is made, you will have two weeks to make any changes.

  • Once the all details have been finalized, all preliminary woodworking is started.

  • Necks are fretted and final shaped. Body is finish sanded and prepped for paint.
  • All necessary parts/hardware are ordered.


Month 2

  • Body and neck go to paint. This stage can take several weeks to properly apply lacquer depending on color and aging level. 
  • Due to the nature of nitrocellulose lacquer, the guitars are allowed to cure for four weeks.


Month 3

  • In the middle of month 3 the bodies and necks, once completely dry, come out of the booth for wet sanding and buffing. 
  • Depending on the level of aging requested, the body, neck and all hardware are put in the aging process.


Month 4

  • Frets are leveled and crowned. The nut is cut. 
  • After all appropriate aging is complete the guitar will go into final assembly. 
  • After final assembly, we allow a minimum of one week for the guitar to acclimate before we perform the final setup. 
  • When everything is completed, you will be contacted to pay the balance and submit any final details in regards to shipping.

When you receive your guitar or bass, you have 2 days to contact us with any concerns you might have. We strive for 100% satisfaction, so any issues or concerns you may have will be addressed promptly. All of our instruments come with a lifetime warranty to the original owner.