The GC model is the ultimate evolution of this style of guitar. (GC – Grand Complication)
From one end to the other, every part, feature, material choice and design is the best available.
The neck is hand polished quarter sawn roasted maple with a particularly nice Pau Ferro fretboard (compound radius, so no choking when string bending). The truss rod is a special double rod design which reduces any need for seasonal adjustments compared to a conventional single rod. Frets are stainless steel (2.7mm x 1.3mm) for much longer life, and with a much reduced friction when string bending. The Funky Nut (Tusq XL) provides intonation compensation, as well as very low friction (for improved tuning stability). The tuners are the fabulous Ratio staggered locking type from Graphtech – the best in the world!
The body is two piece roasted Ash, with a super thin Olympic White finish. The trem is the Bladerunner (by Super-Vee), fitted with Wilkinson WLS130 locking saddles. This trem (in combination with the Tusq XL nut and Ratio tuners) provides state of the art tuning stability. A BKP Apache single coil set (with RWRP middle pickup and steel base-plates on all three pickups) provides pure 50’s tone. The 8-way “Stealth” wiring allows for series or parallel combinations in addition to neck and bridge in parallel. The controls are Volume, Variable Treble Bleed (VTB), and Master Tone. Push/pull pots select the series/parallel, and neck/bridge options in a completely intuitive way.
You can order this guitar with a large range of finish, fretboard material, and pickup options.