Have that exact tone you are looking for thanks to the 12-Tone mod. With this mod you get 12 distinctive different tone settings, all onboard and only a click, push or pull away. We use a 4-way switch to start to expand your sonic options. It delivers the traditional 3 settings and adds a fourth. In that forth position you get the fat tone of the pickups in series. In addition to the 4-way switch the 12-Tone Mod includes two push-pull pots. That is one per pickup, allowing you to go from humbucker to single coil on each pickup. Below you can see all the settings and how you get 12 great sounds.
The Enlightened 50 Deluxe is a limited edition model — only 50 will be produced and sold globally. This model is enhanced with the Enlightened approach to the development of an ultralight electric guitar. The true heart of this Enlightened model is its pickups and electronics. The Seymour Duncan® Hot Rail pickups and our 12-Tone mod deliver 12 distinct tones ranging from fat and full humbucker tones to classic single coil sounds, all of which are noiseless.
In creating the Enlightened collection, we carefully selected a new tone wood, red cedar. This member of the mahogany family delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We reduced weight further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. To further reduce weight and enhance tone, we upgraded the bridge and control plate on the 50 Deluxe using aluminum instead of the traditional steel. To avoid neck-dive, which is common on lighter instruments, we developed two new locations for strap-button placement. With the combination of the Enlightened design, the 12-Tone mod, and the Duncan Hot Rails you get a great sounding and versatile guitar that is under 6 pounds.
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Comfort without sacrifice, that is how you might describe our Modern-C shape. The size is what many would call medium to medium-thin and the shape is a really smooth and comfortable round shape. The thin profile makes it faster than the typical vintage neck, while the carefully contoured C-shape makes it comfortable for extended playing.
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