Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin

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Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin
Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin
Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin


Welcome to The Mod Shop - where we’ve customized our popular 1955 Ebony Custom Collection model to bring you something even more special. The Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom has Lindy Fralin USA hand wound pickups and enhanced electronics with a partial coil tap feature and upgraded capacitor. It’s equipped with our Great 8 Boutique Mod to give you 8 unique sound settings. In stock Mod Shop guitars are customized and shipped in 5 to 10 business days.


Lindy Fralin Pickups

Each pickup is hand-wound in Virginia under the watchful eye of Lindy Fralin himself. The attention to detail and focus on tone is why we enjoy doing so much with Lindy.

Great 8

The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?

Sound style:
Clean and Crisp
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Sound style:
Clean and Crisp
Hear it now:
Sound style:
Clean and Crisp
Hear it now:
Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin
Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin

Mod Shop 55 Ebony Custom Fralin

The Custom Collection 55 Striped Ebony is one of our most in demand models globally. How on earth could we make it better? By teaming up with our friend Lindy Fralin and coming up with a new pickup combination that makes this a sonic epiphany. Lindy and his small team of pickup artisans hand wind each pickup used in this Mod Shop instrument. For the bridge position you get the Pure PAF. It is Fralin's most articulate humbucker, there is no "mud" here, the Pure PAF provides fantastic note separation even when moderately overdriven. This pickup matches very well with the Fralin Mini Humbucker which we put in the neck position. The Fralin Mini Humbucker is a dual coil hum-canceling pickup with the clarity and "rounder" high strings normally associated with a single coil pickup. We also gave it our Great 8 Full-Tap mod so you can coil-tap each pickup to get that more traditional single coil tone. Looks, tone, feel - this Mod Shop has it all.

  • MK55MEBPLO Striped Ebony PRODUCT ID MSF-55EB



  • Top: Striped Ebony
  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
  • Construction: Bolt-on


  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fretboard Radius: Compound 10.5" to 16"
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Headstock: Bird's Eye Maple Top
  • Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Modern C
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Type: Standard
  • Nut Width: 43 mm
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)


  • Electronics: Great 8 Full-Tap Mod - Master Volume (push/pull partial coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull partial coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
  • Neck Pickup: Fralin Mini Humbucker (hand-wound in the USA)
  • Bridge Pickup: Fralin Pure PAF (hand-wound in the USA)


  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Traditional

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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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