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Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver

Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
Shelton SkyFlite IV Alder & Flame Maple w/ Lambertones – Aged Firemist Silver
$4,250.00 Excl. tax
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HFWW2619
SKU:
SkyFlite IV
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The Shelton SkyFlite IV brings a classic into a new age. Without losing the soul of its traditional brethren, this guitar packs some extra heat with twenty-one voicing options from its souped-up HSS configuration. Incredible tones in a variety of flavors. Still not the exact Shelton you’re looking for? Contact us and we can help you spec out a custom order to your exact liking!

 

What Do We Think?

The ultimate flex machine. Oh, and flexible too. Both for studio and stage work, you’ll be hard pressed to find an instrument that covers more ground. It delivers some very traditional tones with its HSS configuration, but there’s more than meets the eye.

Some of our favorite tones are bridge/middle and neck/middle options in series, accessed via the series pot which masquerades as the second tone control. Roll this pot back to engage the middle pickup in series with either of the outer pickups, giving that quintessential Strat quack but without the volume drop or scoop in the mids. These positions are highly 3-dimensional.

You also have your choice of coil splitting to either of the humbucker coils. The bridge-most coil is accessed by pulling up on the master tone (middle knob). It features a baseplate underneath to beef it up à la a Telecaster. The inner coil is accessed via the push/pull pot of the third knob and delivers more straight-forward Strat tones. Choose either coil when mixing with the other pickups to find just the right blend.

Lastly, the neck position can be added to any pickup position via the push/pull volume knob. Want to run all three pickups together? You got it. But a personal favorite of ours is to solo the bridge-most coil of the humbucker and add the neck pickup alongside it for a tone that is spanky Tele on steroids.

The roasted 5A flame maple neck is quite a looker, dancing under the light and sporting a matching fretboard with subdued black dot inlays. The aged firemist silver finish features the most mild of relic’ing for some nice natural finish checking.

The Vega trem is a superb unit, melding the best of a Strat tremolo, Bigsby and Floyd Rose into one. While it feels quite traditional, it doesn’t pull out of tune as much as a standard Strat bridge. It bounces back to zero smoothly and immediately, and to exactly the same place every time. And like a Floyd, it allows for both dive bombs and up-whammies if you get the urge.

 

How Does It Play?

This guitar sets up effortlessly, with string action hovering right around 4/64” at the 12th fret without any buzz. The Oval C neck is slim and fast… think a rounded C with a little material removed from the back. It features nice shoulders that let it sit just right in the hand.

 

Weight: 7lb 9.8oz

 

The Custom Shelton G&G Hard Case is included!

 

Specifications

 

Body

 

Body Wood: Alder

Body Finish: Aged Firemist Silver Nitro

 

Neck

 

Neck Wood: Master Grade Roasted Flame Maple

Neck Finish: Aged Firemist Silver Gloss w/ Natural Satin Back

Neck Shape: Medium Oval C

Scale Length: 25.5”

Fingerboard Material: Master Grade Roasted Flame Maple w/ Black Dots

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”-12” Compound

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: JESCAR FW51108

Nut Material: Tusq XL

Nut Width: 1.687”

Shape Dimensions: Med C 1st FRET = .800” / 12th FRET .880”

 

Electronics

 

Bridge Pickup 1: Lambertones Quad Shot Steel Baseplate Gold Foil (RWRP)

Bridge Pickup 2: Lambertones Quad Shot Gold Foil

Middle Pickup: Lambertones Quad Shot Gold Foil (RWRP)

Neck Pickup: Lambertones Quad Shot Gold Foil

Controls:

Volume (Push/Pull activates neck pickup),

Master Tone, (Push/Pull splits humbucker to Bridge PU 1 w/ resistor)

Series Pot (Push/Pull splits humbucker to Bridge PU 2 only)

Note: Series mode runs bridge and middle pickups or middle and neck pickups in series.

Switching: 5-Position Blade:

Position 1: Bridge Q-Shot Humbucker

Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickups

Position 3: Middle Pickup

Position 4: Middle & Neck Pickups

Position 5: Neck Pickup

Pots: (3) CTS Push/Pull Potentiometers

Switch: (1) Oak Grisby 5-Way Switch

Jack: Switchcraft ¼” Mono

Capacitor: (1) Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor

 

Hardware

 

Bridge: Vega VT-1 Ultra Trem

Tuning Machines: Sperzel Staggered Locking Vintage

Pickguard: Gold Lucite

Knobs: Witch w/ Gold Cap

Finish: Nickel

 

Other

 

Strings: 10-46

Case: G&G Hardshell Deluxe Case

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