Due to this being a prototype, there may be variations from the manufactures description.
Just the right amount of vintage magic makes the 1953 the choice for those that are seeking a more traditional instrument. The '53s all-Alder body is capped with flame maple and the pickup configuration is vintage traditional. Well at least that is how it appears. Actually we put an MK electronics mod on the 1953 that we call the Quad Mod. As the name implies you get 4 great sonic options instead of the expected 3 options. The 1953 has a 4 way switch and in that fourth switch position we give you both pickups in series. It is like having a nice fat humbucker as those two pickups work together. The 1953 also has some nice and hot single-coil Rockfield's designed especially for this instrument. Traditional has never been more evolved.
Fretboard:Macassar Ebony, Blue Jean Wash available in Maple fingerboard version
Number of Frets:22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod TypeDual Action
Neck ProfileModern C
Strings:D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Boutique Mod:Quad Mod (models made after April 2016)
Electronics:master volume - master tone - 4-way blade switch (position #4 gives you Neck & Bridge in series for a unique added humbucker like tone)
Neck Pickup:Rockfield® TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 9.5k DC Resistance)
Bridge Pickup:Rockfield® TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 10.5k DC Resistance)
Tuning Keys:Die Cast
SPEC CHANGE: Prior to July 2017, most 1953 models came with Rosewood fretboards