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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shabat Dealer.
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The Puma is the offset queen. With a very well-balanced body design and comfortable curves, this guitar features a shorter 24.75” scale for an easy-playing, spongy feel. Select either a Mastery trem, Bigsby trem, or ResoMax wraptail, and choose from a variety of pickup configurations, and outfit the Puma in your choice of retro-inspired finish options.
What Do We Think?
With a 24.75” scale, gorgeous medium C neck and offset alder body, this guitar is all about comfort and big tones. The Lollar P-90 in the neck and Imperial humbucker in the bridge deliver the goods with wonderful versatility. Where most JM-inspired guitars might sound a bit pointy and planky, this one sounds big and fantastically resonant.
The P-90 in the neck is lush and woody. It has a warm and deep bottom end with a little more presence on top than a humbucker would in the same position. The midrange has a little more snap too, leaving room for some sizzling blues lines.
The Imperial humbucker in the bridge is rich and well-mannered. It doesn’t overpower the neck P-90, but rather complements it perfectly by providing a more midrange-forward tonal option. As bridge pickups go, it has a very smooth and full-bodied presentation.
The middle position brings the string attack to the forefront a little more and could even cover for a single-coil pickup on the fly, yet maintains the supportive bottom end of the other positions. It is perhaps a little more “dry” and a little less spanky than your average middle position, affording a smooth transition to and from the other positions.
How Does It Play?
The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret, and even under 4/64” on the high E. There is zero fretbuzz. Avi’s shop dresses the fret ends to perfection so they are exceptionally smooth as you run your hand up and down the neck. The profile is a medium C and sits right where you expect, between slim and chunky for a familiar feel that most players find exceptionally easy to get along with.
Weight: 7lb 15.6oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Neck: Quartersawn hard maple
Fretboard: Rosewood w/ pearloid block inlays & binding
Neck Profile: Medium C
Scale Length: 25.5”
Nut: TUSQ XL (42mm)
Radius: Compound 9.5-12”
Frets: Nickel 6105 (22)
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
Bridge: Bigsby tremolo w/ Mastery bridge
Pickups: Lollar P-90 (neck) & Imperial bridge
Electronics: CTS Pots with oil-filled capacitors, Switchcraft input jack, 3-Way pickup selector
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: D’Addario .010–0.46
Case: G&G custom hardshell