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California Special Oceanburst
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California Special guitars seem like old friends, but more refined. The familiar body shape and in-line peghead arrangement are perfect for those situations where the "hippie sandwich" look might not be appropriate. Your fifties cover tune band should probably look the part.

You might overlook subtle body contours at first glance, but once you wear a California Special, you'll never forget them - it fits like a glove. Likewise with the slim, fast neck. It's really important to know about what creates a guitar. A machine doesn't know how good it feels to play a wonderful instrument, but our carvers do. They know all the contours that make a great neck. They can also follow your exact instructions for the neck shape, and you can even send your favorite guitar neck to us and we'll recreate it on your new instrument.

Elegant electronics offer clean signal reproduction. Unlike most manufacturers, we don't "voice" our pickups. Their only job is to faithfully reproduce the motion of the string into the corresponding electrical signals. The with our unique low-pass filter tone control, you select the voice you want for the pickup. The filter has a natural resonance just like an acoustic guitar top. Many people mistake our electric guitars for acoustic ones on recordings.

Pickup selection is a breeze. With an on/off mini-toggle switch for each pickup, you can access any combination of the humcancelling pickups, including all on and all off.

Scale length 25.50 in
Through-body neck 3-piece Maple with 2 walnut pinstripes
Fingerboard Ebony with Mother of Pearl oval inlays
Nut width 1.58 in
24th fret width 2.18 in
Peghead Alembic Inline
Truss rods dual, body adjust
Top Flame Maple
Body material Mahogany
Body depth 1.55 in
Finish Clear polyester gloss, optional satin neck feel and transparent colors available
Pickups Alembic Str, HG, or HGR
Controls volume, filter, off/on for each pickup, mono output
Tailpiece solid brass bird
Nut height adjustable solid brass
Machine heads Gold Alembic-Gotoh
Average weight 8 pounds
Origin 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA
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