The AXL USA 1216 Artist features Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickups -
one of the most authentic sounding PAF-style humbuckers made today -
co-designed by Seymour Duncan and the inventor of the humbucker, Seth
Lover. Under the hood, CTS pots are connected by cloth- covered wire,
just like the famed original guitars that inspired this version. We use
Orange Drop capacitors and feature a unique "volume kit" that keeps the
treble frequencies at the same level the player desires even when the
volume pot itself is rolled off.
TonePros' tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece are used to get
the most tone and sustain possible, as well as the added convenience of
the TonePros locking mechanisms. We hand press every fret with some of
the highest quality fretwire available; we level and dress them for
flawless playing in any register.
Add features like a solid mahogany body and set neck, Grover
Rotomatic tuners, and a Graphtech Tusq nut, and this guitar is 100%
stage ready right out of the box.
The USA 1216 Classic model features all of the above but
substitutes AXL Alnico pickups and is offered at a lower cost with
factory bridge/tailpiece and no "volume kit."