Cottrell saw the Shetland Special
we did and just had to get one for himself (with just
a few custom modifications).
a Tele player himself, he wanted Tele style necks
and a slightly smaller body than the original Sheltand
(which was based on the old Bigsby doublenecks).
electronics feature individual volumes for each pickup
and a shared tone.
5 way rotary pickup selector gives these choises:
1) Bottom bridge alone 2) Bottom bridge and neck 3)
Bottom neck alone 4) Bottom neck and Top 5) Top alone.
color scheme is a straight forward black and pearl
white. Very classy and classic. Body is 3 piece Alder,
necks are maple, and the Bigsby (with Larry's upside
down control arm) gives the full scale side just the
right amount of vibrato.