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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shelton Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the actual instrument you will receive.
The Shelton Solar-Sonic features an aggressively offset body with deep cutaways, Mastery bridge and vibrato, and your choice of a variety of tone woods and finishes. An array of pickup choices further ensures a unique result every time, one that will stand out both tonally and visually. Not the exact guitar you’re looking for? Contact us and we can help you spec out a custom order to your exact liking!
What Do We Think?
While one look may say Rock ‘n’ Roll, in actuality this guitar has a warmth and sophistication well beyond its appearance. The Curtis Novak JM-WR pickups are Wide Ranges in Jazzmaster housings, and capture a sublime acoustic airiness in the mahogany body. The ebony fretboard on the mahogany neck provides the perfect snap to draw fantastic clarity out of every note and chord.
The bridge pickup borrows some of the bite from a P-90 and delivers a warmer top end than a JM-style pickup. This makes for a thicker bridge position tone that cuts right where it needs to. It handles gain very well while retaining a rich lower midrange and just the right edge on top. The middle position has incredible sparkle, a deep bottom and almost “hollow” midrange.
The neck pickup captures that big warm body that you love in a humbucker. But the midrange has a bit more room to breathe, and the trebles are more bell-like. This position delivers a colossal soundscape that is equally at home plugged straight into a clean amp as it is feeding a cranked fuzz pedal. And just to clarify, these pickups are hum-cancelling in all positions.
How Does It Play?
We have this beauty set up right at 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and nearly down to 3/64” on the high E. The slim C neck and deep body cutaways will allow quick fretwork all the way through 21st fret.
Weight: 7lb 12.2oz
The Custom Shelton G&G Hard Case is included!
Body Wood: Mahogany
Body Finish: Static Blue Gloss Poly (Dog Hair), No Aging
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin, Matching Dog Hair w/ Black Headstock
Neck Shape: Slim C
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: JESCAR FW47095
Nut Material: Black Tusq XL
Nut Width: 1.65”
Shape Dimensions: Custom Slim C: 1st FRET = .815” / 12th FRET .915”
Bridge Pickup: Curtis Novak WRJM, Black Cover
Neck Pickup: Curtis Novak WRJM, Black Cover
Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switching: Bridge/Bridge & Neck/Neck
Pots: (2) Emerson PRO CTS (3/8”) .375” solid shaft
Switch: (1) Switchcraft 3-Way Switch
Jack: Electrosocket with Switchcraft ¼” Mono Output Jack
Capacitor: (1) 0.047uf Emerson Paper in Oil Capacitor
Bridge: Mastery Bridge & MV Trem – Black with UFO Tip
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Staggered Vintage Magnum Locking SD91-05M, Black
Pickguard: White Pearl Swirl
Knobs: Silver Radio
Finish: Black, Nickel, & Stainless
Case: G&G Hardshell Deluxe Case
Serial Number: HFWW2450