Another Shergold in the collection is this 1976 White Masquerader. This model features an early Hayman headstock, which has a carved edge, no string retainers and a plastic 'plug' logo covering the hole. Checking in the lacquer is apparent, and is a quality that early Shergolds are known for, due having a brittle polyester paint compound on a soft body wood.
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.