Specifications

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Neck

  • Thru-Neck construction (No body and neck joints)
  • Material:
    • Bamboo-epoxy laminate thru-neck core
    • 3 Layer carbon fiber skin neck bottom
    • 4 Layer carbon fiber head top
    • Carbon fiber fretboard wrap (3 layer top, 3 layer bottom)
    • Bamboo-epoxy laminate fretboard core
    • Stainless steel binding
  • Carbon fiber / glass truss-rod
  • Full-scale length: 644 mm
  • 24 frets
  • Head thickness: 18 mm
  • Head angle: 14 degrees
  • Neck thickness
    • 0th fret: 18 mm
    • 12th fret: 21.375 mm
    • 24th fret: 22.5 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 24th fret width: 57 mm

Body

  • Material:
    • Top: 4 layer carbon fiber
    • Bottom: aluminum / fiber glass
    • Stainless steel binding
  • Body thickness: 40 mm
  • Body top radius: 717 mm
  • Saddle to saddle spacing: 10.16 mm

Hardware

Total weight: No more than 2 kilos (4.5 lbs.)

Notes

  1. I like non-traditional designs. I usually prefer my own body styles, but this time, I’ll start with a more traditional Strat-influenced body design. The body will be more aggressively contoured though (more on that later).
  2. The “scale length” is the total length the string travels from the edge of the nut up to the center of the 12th fret multiplied by 2. The scale length (among other things) affects the overall sound of the guitar. That is one reason why you can’t just install single coil pickups in a short-scale guitar and expect it to sound like a Strat. The scale length (644 mm, 25.35″) falls somewhere in between a Strat (647.7 mm, 25.5″) and a Les Paul (628.65 mm, 24.75″).
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