|Body:||Empress Wood||Nut:||Graph Tech Tusq XL|
|Neck:||American Rock Maple One-Piece||Finish:||Relic Nitrocellulose|
|Tuners:||Nickel Gotoh Vintage||Scale Length:||25-1/2” (648mm)|
|Bridge:||Chrome Gotoh Tremolo||Neck Width:||1-5/8” (41.3mm)|
|Pickups:||Hand-wound PAF||Body Width:||12-3/4” (324mm)|
|Electronics:||Single Volume & Tone||Body Depth:||1-3/4” (44mm)|
|Switch:||3-Way Toggle Selector Switch||Price:||AU$4,950 – Sold|
The Woodford has the mojo of a well-loved vintage guitar with the performance of a modern Hancock instrument – The best of both worlds.
A pair of PAF humbuckers drive the sound of the Woodford. The pickups are handwound in our workshop to vintage specs. The neck pickup is warm yet articulate with sweet, singing trebles and mellow basses suitable for rock through to jazz styles.
The bridge position has a clear, open sound and is not excessively bright. It has airy trebles and a growling low end.
Both pickups respond well to overdrive and keep their articulated sound and vintage tone when the distortion kicks in.
An Empress Wood body plus a tremolo with solid steel sustain block gives the guitar plenty of sustain.
VINTAGE LOOKS & MODERN PERFORMANCE
A deep relic finish replicates a lifetime of use. The ageing is only skin deep though, underneath is a new guitar that plays as nicely as any new Hancock model.
The modern jumbo frets are dressed to perfection allowing for a low, fast action. The neck is a medium ‘D’ profile with a super-slick oiled finish.
The body is Empress wood, an incredibly lightweight timber with excellent tonal qualities. This makes the guitar very light and well balanced.
Empress Wood is plantation grown in northern New South Wales. It’s a completely sustainable material and an ideal substitute for the rainforest timbers that most electric guitars are made from.
A one-piece neck made of American rock maple, complements the blonde colour of the body and adds brightness to the tone.
The entire instrument is finished in a satin Nitrocellulose lacquer, a traditional finish that is lightweight, durable and doesn’t interfere with the resonance of the timbers underneath.
HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS
All the relic-finish hardware comes from Gotoh Japan, including the tremolo and tuners. Tuning is precise and the guitar stays in tune well when the tremolo is used.
The controls consist of a toggle switch for pickup selection and a single volume and tone control. The jack is mounted in the front of the guitar for ease of access.
A Hiscox LiteFlite deluxe hardshell case is included to keep the guitar safe on your journeys.