---Top of the line including Fingertips unique tone control system
Price: 3400€ includes tweed case
Guitar Top: large pieces of White New Zealand abalone, parts set diagonally, deep and dark auburn flame burst airbrushing. White abalone stained to a fire auburn from behind the shell pieces, bringing out the deep fire red tones of the white abalone.
Body: light weight – 1,8 Kg. - very dense old tone wood – two piece swampash. All openings were routed from behind. The top is therefore free of plastic or control plates. Back: an exclusive piece of highly figured Canadian maple. Matching plate is inset along with string ferrules to give a sleek classy effect.
Neck: Highly figured AAAA Canadian flamed maple ROASTED to a deep caramel brown:simply stunning. One piece vintage C shape,Medium jumbo frets, radius 10, Neck satin finished in Nitro. Bone nut
Electronics: Kinman noiseless bridge pickup. Bright and twangy. Mid pickup with more bite and output – alnico 5,figured maple top. Neck pickup – a vintage style strat alnico 5 that was handwound: Finished with a figured maple top.
Exclusive Fingertips switching: 3 mini switches – 12 sounds – 5 standard strat plus 7 series and parallel tones.
Guitar Back: Custom Airbrushing,over highly figured Canadian maple, aged deep brown, Nitro und Polyurethane lacquer. Inset matching control plate.
This guitar literally looks fire hot. It is meant to be played the way you would play a hot player tele. The twang and attack are all there –a dry twang and bite. The wood is old and resonant while the paper thin shell top adds more snap. The pickups are vintage in nature for the old tele tones BUT the middle pickup not only gives you all the strat tones but adds 7 new tones including all series powertones. Yes, you can switch from a vintage country to a hot rock overdriven tone in a split second. NO stompboxes needed.
This Fingertips switching is so quick and accurate – but a damn lot of extra work. I use the finest miniswitches. There is only one small drawback: There may be some more 60 cycle hum in some positions. Ask me for details and I will openely discuss this with you. The advantages far outweigh this one small drawback.
The roasted maple neck is just right and smooth up and down. It is also damn pretty to look at; a choice piece of wood: hard and stable.
You will also notice the nicely rounded edges oft he guitar body. This not only adds comfort and a nice feel but also eneables me to the the lacquer as thin as possible. All 4 tone sunburst effects were done with airbrush.
Play her on stage or in sunlight; she comes alive. It is like looking at glowing embers.