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The Shelton GalaxyFlite features a Mastery bridge and vibrato, choice of a variety of tone woods and finishes, and an array of pickup options with unique wiring and control possibilities. These are some of the most soulful, stable and playable offset guitars available today. Not the exact one you’re looking for? Contact us and we can help you spec out a custom order to your exact liking!
What Does Josh Think?
I’m really digging this Curtis Novak pickup set. JM-V neck, Jag-V middle and JM-FAT bridge. The JM pickups have that true Jazzmaster “clack” with generous output, punchy bottom and pristine top end. They’ll push a tube amp more than your average single-coils, giving the perception they are a touch compressed with some extra thump.
Rolling the tone knob back can drop you into surprisingly creamy territory. Don’t be afraid to get aggressive with it. You can go almost all the way to zero without losing definition on either neck or bridge. In fact, rolling completely back with both of the JM pickups engaged gets you a warm, muffled honk while STILL maintaining intelligibility on top. By contrast, this pickup combo with the tone all the way up is wonderfully clucky and crisp.
I personally like having the “rhythm circuit” queued up with the bass roller pot backed off a touch, and the treble rolled off a touch more. This dials in the character of a low-output Strat pickup, namely a big and round midrange sandwiched between smooth-yet-expressive highs and lows. Unlike a traditional JM rhythm circuit, all pickups are accessible and the tone is unaffected until rolling back the wheels.
Pairing the Jag pickup in the middle with either of the JM’s has a nice bit of Strat-like quack. Want even more? Go all three pickups at once. Seriously, you might forget you’re holding a JM-shaped guitar and think you’re on an “in between” position with your Strat for a moment.
This Sonic Blue finish isn’t just any Sonic Blue. The Pearl may be hard to catch in photos but in person, it has a subtle-but-lovely metallic sparkle. The finish also has wonderful aging. The neck is master grade flame maple, roasted and adorned by a beautiful cut of rosewood, binding and block inlays. The whole guitar weighs in just a touch under 8lb, resonant and easy on the shoulder!
How Does It Play?
This beauty sets up a hair over 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and right at 4/64” on the high E. Not a hint of fretbuzz. The neck profile is reminiscent of a ’66 Strat Oval C, not too thin and yet with enough removed from the back to keep it from ever feeling bulky. The magic is in the shoulders. The satin finish is especially smooth and, by nature, resistant to oil and sweat buildup when things really get cooking.
Weight: 7lb 15oz
The Custom Shelton G&G Hard Case is included!
Body Wood: Alder
Body Finish: Light Aged Sonic Blue Pearl Nitro Lacquer Gloss
Neck Wood: Master Grade Tempered Flame Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Sonic Blue Swoosh, Satin Natural Back
Neck Shape: Medium Oval C
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fingerboard Material: Bound Rosewood w/ Pearloid Block Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: JESCAR FW47095
Nut Material: Tusq XL
Nut Width: 1.687”
Shape Dimensions: Med C 1st FRET = .845” / 12th FRET .925”
Bridge Pickup: Curtis Novak JM-FAT
Middle Pickup: Curtis Novak Jag-V
Neck Pickup: Curtis Novak JM-FV
Controls: Volume, Master Tone, Bass Cut Roller Pot, Sweet Spot Roller (“Cello” Tone, smooth treble rolloff)
Pots: (2) Bourns Split Shaft w/ (3/8”) .375” Shaft Potentiometers, (2) CTS 6mm Solid Shaft
Jack: Switchcraft ¼” Mono
Capacitor: (1) Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor
Bridge: Mastery M1 Bridge
Vibrato: Mastery OMV w/ UFO Tip
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Aged SD91 Staggered
Pickguard: French White Lucite
Knobs: Silver Radio
Finish: Brushed Nickel
Case: G&G Hardshell Deluxe Case
Serial Number: HFWW2632