Enlightened 50



Seeking a lightweight guitar with traditional tone and performance? The Enlightened Classic 50 is the guitar for you. As part of the Enlightened collection, it features a number of design innovations all focused on delivering light-done-right. This includes the use of a special tone wood on the body — red cedar. We took that lightweight and great-sounding wood and then customized the body thickness and added small ports to further lighten the instrument while protecting tone. We even used aluminum instead of steel for the bridge and control plate to lighten things up further and to enhance tone.

The pickups have been custom-voiced to perfectly match the Enlightened treatment. These deliver a a classic tone and, thanks to the Quad Mod electronics modification, you get 4 tone settings instead of the typical 3.

At under 6 pounds (2.7kg), the Enlightened Classic 50 is a lightweight guitar, but with all of the other carefully considered design details, it is big on tone and performance.

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  • Mods
  • 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.



Top Flame Maple
Body Red Cedar
Binding Natural Body Wood Stripe
Construction Bolt-on
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
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 43 mm
Strings D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Boutique Mod Quad Mod (4 way switch, adds in Series setting for big added tonal option)
Electronics Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Neck Pickup Rockfield® Tradition-L
Bridge Pickup Rockfield® TexPlus Single-Coil-L (Alnico V)
Hardware Finish Chrome
Tuning Keys MK Die Cast
Bridge Type Ultralight Aluminum Traditional
Enlightened Ultralight Treatment - including special wood, thinner design, etc.
Enlightened Port Weight Relief
Aluminum Bridge and Control Plate for added weight relief
Special Strap-Button Placement, for better balance

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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