Scottie Blinn

Playing in bands since the age of 16, Scottie “Mad Dog” Blinn describes his head-rush heartland music as “Lightnin’ Hopkins meets Social Distortion. I call it ‘grease punk’: deeply rooted blues, with a lot of attitude that tells a good story.

His band, Black Market III (founded in 2011 and originally called Black Market Baby), covers venerable players such as Tom Waits, Hank Williams Sr., and Leadbelly. “We play hard-hitting soulful blues and American roots music,” says Blinn, “with reverence to all the original bluesmen and women.”


Main Iconic

Scottie’s main Iconic is a “straight up” burst 67T with a one-piece, quarter-sawn maple neck. Here’s a double-bound 67T with a rosewood fretboard.

‘s Personal Specs.

  • Roasted flamed maple fretboard (10″ – 14″ radius)
  • Quartersawn flamed maple neck (.820″ – .890″)
  • 22 stainless jumbo frets
  • 1.687 wide hand-cut bone nut
  • Book-matched 5A Flame or Quilt Maple top
  • Bare Knuckle Pickups
  • 5-way pickup selector
  • Schroeder TL half bridge
  • Emerson electronics