The Cosmonaut - Nelson Instruments

The Cosmonaut

Starting at $1,550
Gig bag included, Case extra
Scale length: 24.75"
Fingerboard radius: is 9.5"
Neck: Quarter sawn hard maple
Body: Soft Maple or Poplar
Pickups: Nelson "Multiplex"TM
Fret Count: 21
Pickguard: Plastic ( Anodized aluminum available at additional cost)
Tuners: Hipshot open back
Finish: Satin Lacquer
Nelson Instruments are built from the finest materials and workmanship regardless of price and are guaranteed to the original purchaser against defects contributed directly to faulty workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. Nelson Mfg. will gladly repair any Nelson instrument against such defects. Expressage involved in shipment both ways is to be paid by purchaser. Ordinary wear and tear of metal parts and faults due to excessive temperatures, abuse or neglect, and extreme or inadequate humidity are excepted. Nelson Mfg. will repair or replace any defective instrument at our discretion.
Your satisfaction is my priority! That is why I offer you a full, 3-day, money-back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with your Nelson instrument for any reason, you may return it within 3 days after receipt for a full refund. (Shipping charges are non-refundable.) Instruments returned must be carefully packed and fully insured against breakage in transit. Instrument must be received in the same condition you received it. Instruments showing wear or abuse will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any instrument returned un-insured and broken in transit will not be refunded.


The Cosmonaut is the epitome of style and comfort! The sleek cutaways provide immediate access to the highest frets. The Neck, which is bolted to the body, is constructed of several pieces of quarter-sawn maple. This method of construction provides for superior sustain, rigidity, and projection. The body is contoured for maximum comfort whether standing or sitting.


The fingerboard is radiused to a comfortable 9.5″ and is carefully fitted with medium-jumbo frets, highly polished to provide a fast playing response. Padauk or Osage Orange are standard finger board woods. Other woods are available at additional cost. (Cost varies by species; please inquire with your request)


The Cosmonaut is fitted with a pair of the new Nelson “Multiplex” pickups. These pickups have been carefully created using a nearly forgotten vintage pickup design that hasn’t been available since the mid 1950s creating a sound that will surely stand out from the rest!


To round out the beautiful package, the Cosmonaut is finished in genuine satin lacquer. Almost any color is possible; please inquire with your color request.