Just the right amount of vintage magic makes the 1953 the choice for those that are seeking a more traditional instrument. The '53s all-Alder body is capped with flame maple and the pickup configuration is vintage traditional. Well at least that is how it appears.
The 1953 is fitted with an MK electronics mod called the Quad Mod. As the name implies you get 4 great sonic options instead of the expected 3 options. The 1953 has a 4 way switch and in that fourth switch position we give you both pickups in series.
It is like having a nice fat humbucker as those two pickups work together. The 1953 also has some nice and hot single-coil Rockfield's designed especially for this instrument. Traditional has never been more evolved.
Top: Flame Maple
Construction: Bolt On
Fretboard Radius: 10.5"
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod Type: Dual Action
Neck Profile: Modern C
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Boutique Mod: Quad Mod (models made after April 2016)
Electronics: master volume - master tone - 4-way blade switch (position #4 gives you Neck & Bridge in series for a unique added humbucker like tone)
Neck Pickup: Rockfield® TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 9.5k DC Resistance)
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield® TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 10.5k DC Resistance)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Die Cast
Bridge Type: Traditional
|Left or Right Hand||Right|
|Number of Strings||6|