Another Masquerader straight from the director's collection. This one is a prototype model - hence no serial or logo! Shergold created this guitar when they returned to guitar manufacture with help from master luthier Patrick James Eggle, with the goal to recreate the classic Shergold spec on a modern instrument. Shergold opted to use a more contemporary design on the models that went into production, so you won't see many of these around.
The neck is precision machined and hand finished from seasoned Canadian hard rock maple. The fingerboard is burnished and fretted by hand with generous camber nickel silver T-section fret wire. Sealed with durable polyurethane. The Shergold counter adjustable truss rod maintains perfect level of action with any gauge of string. The hand cut and fitted ivory fingerboard nut corrects string height at the first fret.
Selected kiln dried hardwood chosen for stability and grain. Dimensioned and shaped to give maximum rigidity without excessive weight. Polyester finish.
The bottom selector switch controls the fingerboard P/U in forward position, both P/U's in centre and bridge P/U in back position. The middle switch selects single coil superflux type in forwards, out of phase in centre, and normal humbucker in back position for bridge P/U. Combinations of the second and third switches with the first P/U selector offer a greater amount of tone changes without natural harmonic interference.
High output humbuckers with individual pole adjustment. Special covers eliminate magnetic eddies to give maximum harmonic range.
BRIDGE AND TAILPIECE
Individual string height adjustment from six bridge saddles. Harmonic correction by six easily accessible screws located at the front of the bridge. All metal parts heavily chrome plated. King-sized scratch plate.
All Shergold models are available in five finishes: Sunburst, natural, white, cherry red and black. Left-hand models can be supplied at a surcharge of 10%.
Scale Length 25½"