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Spalt Instruments Tool 'Player' Series Electric Guitar - No.1


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Introducing the all-new 'Tool' model from Michael Spalt of Spalt instruments. This sensational new concept has been specifically designed for the working musician and offers a plethora of pick up options as well as incredible craftsmanship (expected from Michael Spalt) and some really beautiful appointments. 

At the heart of this instrument is the special pickup configuration, offering hugely wide and dynamic range of tones. The three BoneTop pickups are combined in such a way that two of them, sitting in the bridge position, are wired through a 4-way switch giving either coil in single, or both coils in parallel (humbucker) or series mode.  Combined with the neck pickup via a 3-way you have a total of nine sounds, accessible in a very intuitive way.  And the guitar as a whole of course is also designed and crafted to the highest standard.

  • Tool #1
    Basswood body
    Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, 24 ¾" scale
    3 BoneTop pickups, volume, tone, 4-way rotary and 3-way switch
    ABM adjustable wraparound tailpiece
    Gotho vintage style locking tuners
    Dunlop Straplocks 
    3.3kg - 7lbs 4.4oz
The rotary switch is a preselection for the bridge pickup, back to front (clockwise):
  • single bridge
  • humbucking mode both coils
  • single middle
  • series mode both coils
This preselection then gets mixed via the 3-way switch: 
  • up - neck pickup
  • Middle - mix  (the middle position gives you strat and tele-like tones)
  • down - bridge selection
  • Prototype

"It certainly is a new thing for me, to make guitars in true series mode - I’ve always made one-offs and this requires a bit of a different approach - especially as I want to maintain the attention to detail and quality going into my other instruments.  Deceptively simple, reliable and attractive with a world of great tones at your fingertips - that’s the formula..." Michael Spalt.

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