This is an Alamo Fiesta guitar branded for Ryder. It is a beautiful tobaccoburst, double cutaway, single coil pickup, solid body instrument. The features include an adjustable rosewood, bridge, a fixed tailpiece, a rosewood fingerboard, all the electronics are mounted on the pickguard. It has a Birch veneer top and bottom laminated to a hardwood core. The interesting thing about this model is the body has the elongated cutaways seen on the Titan models but the rest of the appointments make this a Fiesta. So it’s a bit of a hybrid of Alamo guitars. This small-scale, guitar comes with the original grey, hardshell case. The guitar is basically new-old stock. It’s in super clean condition.
Alamo Electronics was founded in 1946 when Milton Fink, owner of Southern Music, asked Newark, New Jersey native, Charles Eilenburg, to establish a manufacturing company with him in San Antonio. After making a series of products such as record players and battery powered radios, Alamo began making a series of amplifiers followed by a line of guitars. In 1963 Alamo created the Fiesta line, which evolved over the subsequent years. This Fiesta is the result of some of that evolution. Eilenburg and Alamo produced a great light weight guitar that feels and sounds wonderful. It has stood the test of time, looking lovely and rocking like a beast after nearly 60 years, making it great for collectors and players. This guitar is a beautiful, rare find that you do not want to miss. The Ryder Fiesta guitars are extremely rare.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
CONDITION:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original and in nearly new-old-stock condition. There is some minor wear to the finish and pickguard but that does not subtract from the beauty, tone and feel of the guitar. It’s lightweight and feels good to hold and play and the tone is dynamic.
The all original, closed back, six in-line, Kluson Deluxe chrome plated tuners with plastic buttons are smooth and in great working order.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Bolt-on (3 bolts), straight neck with 18 frets, and a 21.5″ scale. The frets, marked by circular, plastic inlays, are in basically, unplayed condition and the action is fast. The rosewood fretboard feels fine under your fingers. The headstock has almost no wear but there is one very, very faint crack that doesn’t go deep and is barely noticeable. The Ryder logo is on the uniquely designed, elongated, cover for the truss rod that is keeping the neck straight. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
One gritty sounding, single coil pickup located near the bridge; which has a bright, raw, raspy, tone. This guitar is suitable for a myriad of styles such as Funk, Rock, Country, Punk, Rock-A-Billy, etc. The tone control has some range but mostly affects the tone when turned all the way down. All electronics work properly.. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 35″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 12″
Body thickness: 1.4″ with neck 1.9″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 21.5″ approx.
Width of the nut: 1.75″ (depth: 0.95″)
String height at 12th fret: 0.09″Description from VintageSilvertones.com