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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shabat Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the exact instrument you will receive.
What Do We Think?
This guitar has got BODY. Sweet highs, lots up pickup options, and beautiful aesthetics. All that’s great. But what we keep coming back to is the rich midrange. A Korina neck and body can sometimes be a recipe for a guitar that sits a little on the bright side. But this guitar is thick and full. Every note is fat, round and punchy.
Worried about clarity? Don’t be. The guitar still delivers that sweet, singing upper register you expect with Korina. The ebony fretboard also tightens up the string attack a bit compared to rosewood, making sure you don’t suffer any loss of detail or clarity.
The three pickups and 5-way switch are wired just like a Strat. And yes, you do get some marvelous “in-between” positions. They sound like a Strat with some nice mastering compression built in. With a low wind / standard wind / high wind Lollar Imperial combination, each position maintains perfect balance both tonally and in terms of output.
Another highlight of this guitar is the Graph Tech ResoMax wraparound bridge, featuring six individual saddles to give you full control over intonation. It’s made of a strong but lightweight aluminum alloy, giving you the resonance and immediate response of a classic wraparound with perhaps a little more beef to it. It also features a magnetic lock to the studs so you don’t have to worry about it falling off during quick string changes if you slack all strings at once.
How Does It Play?
The neck is a full ’59 profile sporting cream binding and block inlays. Not just a looks thing, the neck binding even makes it feel more like the afore-referenced single cut. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and splits the difference between 3- and 4/64” on the high E string, without any fret buzz.
Weight: 8lb 2.9oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Other: Tummy Cut
Neck: Quartersawn Korina
Inlay: Pearloid Blocks
Neck Binding: Cream
Neck Profile: Chunky ’59 (0.88”-0.98”)
Scale Length: 25.5
Nut: TUSQ XL (42mm/1.65”)
Radius: 12” straight
Frets: Nickel 6105 (21)
Hardware: Aged Gold
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
Bridge: GraphTech ResoMax Wraptail
Pickups: Lollar Imperials (LW/SW/HW)
Electronics: CTS Pots with Del Ritmo oiled paper capacitors, Switchcraft input jack, 3-Way pickup selector
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color: Vintage White
Strings: D’Addario .010–0.46
Case: G&G custom hardshell