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, whose bio reads like a who's-who of modern guitar manufacture.
He has built and/or designed guitars for Yamaha, Fender, Taylor, Musicman, G&L, and Ibanez, and countless big name players, as well as writing columns for Guitar Player mag.
It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat 13.7" radius, three good sounding humbuckers, Grover 18:1 tuners, vintage cream colored binding on body-neck-headstock, 3-ply tortoise pickguard, 3 volume and 3 tone controls, 1 5/8" nut, 13.25" lower bout. - a brand new EMG-KFK Kerry King set (pic here) which includes an EMG81, EMG85, and a PA2 20d B gain booster switch. Features include basswood body with bolt-on Canadian hard rock maple neck, die-cast Rich tuners, master volume and tone with 3-way selector (plus added boost switch), KKV inlay at the 12th fret, 24 jumbo frets, locking Floyd Rose style nut, excellent quality Kahler-X tremolo that's very similar to the older Kahler Pro.
The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal. Originally this model had two volume controls but one of them was sacrificed to make way for the boost switch. This model sells new for 9 and the EMG-KFK is another 0 - and with labor you're at 9.
Charvel Charvette 150, 1990, features a nice sounding set of pickups with a Charvel Ceramic Plus in the bridge and a Carvel high-gain single coil size stacked humbucker in the neck.
These are high output pickups but the tone isn't at all harsh to my ears.
Compare this to the Chinese guitars you can get for 0 today and this is an excellent value at 5.
New Brian Moore i-Series I-81 - choice of finish, (catalog).
Most affordable model in the i-Series but an exceptional import in its own right.
John couldn't be sure what original pickups were, although he did say that the HSH was proper, but I'm guessing EMG's since you can see two small holes in the back cover which have the same spacing as a 9V battery clip mount.
I have some old EMG's we can install but the guitar sounds so sweet as outfitted, I'd be reluctant to mess with something that sounds so good.