Big tone and versatility are the calling card of the Michael Kelly 53DB Dark Tiger's Eye. With a double humbucker configuration, you start with a full array of classic tones often missing from a guitar of this style. Michael Kelly then added their custom electronics modification called the Great 8 allowing you to switch those humbuckers into a single-coil tone. This is done using two provided push-pull pots. Have fun with these eight distinctive tonal options!
The body on the 1953 DB is made from alder and has a great looking flame maple top. The instrument is feature-packed and fun to play.
The Great 8 electronics mod is one of their most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With the Michael Kelly Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?
- FINISH: Dark Tiger's Eye
- TOP: Flame Maple
- BODY: Alder
- BINDING: Natural Body Wood Stripe
- CONSTRUCTION: Bolt On
- NECK: Maple
- FRETBOARD: Rosewood
- FRETBOARD RADIUS: 10.5"
- NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
- INLAYS: Dots
- HEADSTOCK: 1950
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
- NUT MATERIAL: Bone
- NUT TYPE: Standard
- NUT WIDTH: 43mm
- ELECTRONICS: master volume - master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3-way blade switch
- NECK PICKUP: Rockfield SWC with push-pull coil tap
- BRIDGE PICKUP: Rockfield SWC with push-pull coil tap
- HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome
- TUNING KEYS: Die Cast