The tinted, gloss-finished neck gives a unique and irresistibly vintage look and feelPrecision, pro-spec Grover locking machine heads lock strings automatically for stable tuning and ultra-fast string changes standard-equipment coil tap function allows simple switching from humbucker to single-coil tones from the Seymour Duncan Custom 5 bridge pickup, TUSQ XL is precision-engineered to couple the strings' vibrations to the neck and bring out hidden harmonics and richness in every note. 500 times more slippery than graphite, the Tefl on-impregnated material eliminates string-binging and ensures tuning stability, even with massive string bends.
Tefl on-impregnated saddles dramatically reduce string breakage while minimizing the dominant 2KHz tonal spike of metal saddles. Combining these saddles with Yamaha's original steel bridge plate gives the perfect combination of quick response and strong sustain. Like a higher-output version of the classic '59 humbucker, the Custom 5 was developed in response to players customizing their SH-5 Custom or SH-11 Custom pickups with Alnico 5 magnets for a more vintage, less distorted tone but retaining a deeper bottom end than the stock '59. Wound with plain enamel wire on a 1950's Leesona winding machine, the SP90-1's tone is a faithful reproduction of the original soapbar pickups. Short, wide bobbins give a higher output and more powerful midrange than conventional single-coils for a fat neck pickup tone with clarity impossible to achieve with humbucking pickups.
- Number of Strings:6
- Body Type: Solidbody
- Body Shape: Pacifica
- Body Material: Alder
- Top Material: Laminated Flamed Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Color: Translucent Black
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: C Profile
- Radius: 13.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
- Number of Frets: 22, Medium
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.614"
- Nut Material:Tusq
- Bridge/Tailpiece:Hardtail with String Saver Saddles
- Tuners:Grover Locking
- Neck Pickup:Seymour Duncan SP90-1n Single-coil
- Bridge Pickup:Seymour Duncan TB-14 Humbucker
- Controls:1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-split), 3-way blade pickup switch
- Strings:D'Addario EXL120, .009-.042