Thinline semi-hollow construction, combining a vintage vibe with more modern appointments. Plays like 2016, sounds like 1969.

 

Body: Wood options for the back include ash, alder, sapele, and padauk, rosewood and bubinga. Figured tops are typically maple. Stained or natural finishes. Shaped neck heel for easy access to all frets. 

Neck: Three or five piece construction, mahogany or maple usually. Two way truss rod. 25.5" scale. 

Fretboard: Figured maple, ebony, or rosewood. 22 frets. 7.5"/9.5"/12"/16" radius. Choice of fret wire from vintage to jumbo.

Tuners: Hipshot, Sperzel, Schaller, or Gotoh locking tuners. Vintage or modern styles.

Bridge: Hardtail string through options from Babicz, Hipshot and Gotoh.

 

Pickups: SS SH or HH configurations. Many options available from Bare Knuckle, Seymour Duncan, or Fender. The BKP Yardbird or Flat 50 sets are a favourite.

Electronics: Typical wiring is a 3 or 4 way switch, master volume, and master tone. The 4 way options allows for both single coils to be wired in series. 300k Bourns pots. Foil in oil or orange drop capacitors. Switchcraft jack and fully shielded cavities.

Sovereign

Sovereign #1 "BKP Yardbird" - R.Parry
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