1953

$850.00

Blue Jean Wash

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.

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Products that will be added:

  • MK Carton-pkg
  • Mods
  • Additional information
  • Specifications
  • Neck Shape

Quad Mod

The Quad Mod gives you the traditional three-position tonal performance, while adding a valuable 4th pickup setting. This added tonal option turns on both neck and bridge pickups in series which is a thick and punchy tone much like a humbucker. However considering the two coils are located in completely different locations on the guitar the tone is as unique as it is useful and a welcome addition to the standard two single coil pickup configuration.

 

 

Additional information

Colour

Black Vapor, Blue Jean Wash, Blue Jean Wash Rosewood, Caramel Burst

BODY
Top Flame Maple
Body Alder
Binding Alder
Construction Bolt On
NECK
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood, Blue Jean Wash available in Maple fingerboard version
Fretboard Radius 10.5"
Number of Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays Dots
Headstock 1950
Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod Type Dual Action
Neck Profile Modern C
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 43mm
Strings D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
ELECTRONICS
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)
HARDWARE
Hardware Finish Chrome
Tuning Keys Die Cast
Bridge Type Traditional
NOTES
SPEC CHANGE In April 2016 we updated the electronics on the 1953.

Modern C Neck

Comfort without sacrifice, that is how you might describe our Modern-C shape. The size is what many would call medium to medium-thin and the shape is a really smooth and comfortable round shape. The thin profile makes it faster than the typical vintage neck, while the carefully contoured C-shape makes it comfortable for extended playing.

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