The original Blade – a modern classic since 1987. This exquisite instrument is immediately recognizable by the sepia colored mirror pickguard and superb finish. The noiseless V-3 single coils give you great tone and punch – but without the hum. The LH-55 is the Levinson classic humbucker for warmth and fatness, while not loosing high end clarity. The Variable Spectrum Control Tone Enhancement allows you enormous tonal variation: jazz, blues, rock country – it’s all there. You will not want to put it down.
|Body Wood||Swamp Ash|
|Neck Wood||Hard Rock Maple|
|Headstock Finish||Natural Gloss|
|Tuners||Gotoh Magnum Locks|
|Pickups||2 V-3 Stacked Coils, 1 LH-55 Vintage Humbucker|
|Electronics||Variable Spectrum Control (VSC-3)|
The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC)
The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC) lets you break through traditional tonal boundaries. The user adjustable presets let you change your sound from creamy overdrive to bell-like highs – instantly. All Blade® electronics also have a passive bypass to give you pure vintage tone and ensure that you never run out of power. The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC) Tone Guide (PDF)
Tapered Neck Joint
Enjoy better access to the upper registers with the tapered neck joint for more comfort and speed.
Adjustable Tension Guide
Every detail of a Blade® guitar represents a commitment to engineering perfection. The Adjustable Tension Guide (ATG) perfectly balances the string tension at the nut with an asymmetric spring loaded height adjustment to keep you in tune, no matter how hard you wail on your whammy bar.
Push-Push Humbucker Split
No need to grab anything to split your humbucker. Simply tap the tone pot and you’re done. Easy and reliable.