We call this our natural sounding guitar. The Lollar pickups are single-coil voiced humbuckers, which is great for pedals and any genre. This model will benefit the lead or rhythm player whether you’re in the studio or stage. Instead of the typical dual humbuckers electronics, we added 2 volume and 1 tone. The bridge is a string through design which helps with note clarity and articulation. This guitar loves to be played in all styles from drop tuning hard rock, to a delicate jazz instrumental.
What makes a Shevlin Guitar a truly unique instrument is our neck profile. We use a D shape that is thin at the first fret and becomes thicker at the twelfth fret. Many players say this shape is more comfortable allowing them to play longer without fatigue. Being a flatter surface on the back and sides your thumb has more area to rest on. It usually takes a few minutes for your hand to adjust to the different shape, but not long after you will be wishing you tried this profile sooner.
The pickups in the McKenzie are truly special. They are a pair of Lollar El Rayos. Lollar hand builds each pickup in Washington. The tone you will get is very clear, especially on the neck. Even at low volume each note is full and clean. Each string will be heard with an even level. That is why we call this guitar a pedal platform, you will get a clean natural sound right at the start of your signal chain.
Our coloring is different than what you might normally expect with a guitar. Instead of hiding all the beautiful gain patters with a solid color, we highlight them. That is why each build is very unique. We use a water based wood dye to permanently color the wood. Each piece of wood accepts dye differently and that is part of the magic. Not only visually stunning for you but also the people watching your performance.
Color: Water based wood dye
Finish: High Solids Polyurethane
Fret board: Kotalox
Neck profile: D
Neck scale: 25.5"
Neck radius: 9.5”
Fret count: 21
Nut width: 1.66”
12th Fret Width: 2"
1st fret thickness: 0.83"
12th fret thickness: 0.93"
Fretwire: Jescar 47104 (Width .104″ X Height .047 )
Nut: Tusq XL
Pickups: Lollar El Rayo F-spaced
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 tone, 3 Way toggle, 2 Treble bleed circuits
Pots: CTS 500k
Caps: Orange drop
Bridge: Forney s-style 2 1/16” spacing string through
Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
Custom Shevlin Guitars hardcase
We will donate 1% of every guitar purchased to regrowing trees in our National Forests.
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Please note it takes between 5-8 weeks to build and ship to you.