The "555" Limited Edition features a rear-routed body
and figured maple top.
Modern features and retro design
The "555" is one of the best electric guitars ever made. The British Invasion styling is combined with extra solid construction techniques to give a substantial feel with extraordinary sound and sustain.
Designed by SF Bay Area guitarist Fred Sampson, the body is constructed from solid alder wood. The strings pass through the body with a fixed bridge. The set neck goes deep into the body, similar to a Les Paul Junior and features a unique slotted headstock that offers steep behind-the-nut string tension with exceptional strength and stability. The result is outstanding ringing sustain. Available with 3 Firebird mini humbuckers, the guitar has a round warmth without the compressed, dark tone of full size humbucking pickups. For trio players needing a bigger sound, the "555" is also available with 2 full size matched humbuckers and custom wiring.
The extra light weight, fantastic tuning stability, unique look, and great tone make this one of the best guitar designs of the 1990's.
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