Our SS1 double-cutaway model has a classic body style and feel but with the Somnium system on board. We started with a Strat shape and a fixed bridge, but added our own 24 fret slim-C neck with a 12 inch radius. The wood is a natural color Ambrosia Maple which gets its interesting streaks and grain patterns from worms that got into the tree as it was growing. No two bodies are the same, and the one you see in these photos is the exact one you would get. We gave this one a glossy clear finish but we can build you one with a satin oil finish if you prefer. This SS1 style guitar can also be ordered with a painted Alder body and with the more traditional pickguard. You can see a photo of that version on our home page.
Our Tone Storm pickup cartridge system lets you insert any pickup combinations you want from a Strat-style 3-single coil configuration to a 2-pickup Tele-style, dual humbuckers, any kind of pickups you want, active or passive.
An amazing and exclusive feature of this model is the R66 variable-gain active humbucking pickup. This baby is hexaphonic which means that each string has its own pair of coils for unparalleled clarity and definition. A variable-gain circuit in the pickup (which you control with our third knob) lets you go from a powerful clean tone to a hard dirty overdrive, and that's on a clean channel! For overdrive channels use it to pump up your amp's own distortion to new levels, or to push your guitar to the front when soloing. These are capabilities other pickups simply can't match.
Standard features include:
- 24 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets, 25.5" scale, 12" radius
- TUSQ XL nut, 1-11/16" width, Epiphone spacing
- Low-profile control knobs
- 9V battery holder for active pickups
- Dunlop USA Straploks
This price includes the Prodigy Headless R66 guitar, one ToneStorm cartridge with the R66 pickup installed, one Gator locking ABS hard case. You will need to order additional cartridges and then the pickups to go in them. If you order the pickups from us we will install and test them for you at no extra charge. Please visit our Accessories page to order cartridges and pickups.