A PRATLEY PRO DLX MODEL ELECTRIC GUITAR!
Looking at this guitar, it makes you wonder why more luthiers aren’t gravitating towards Australian timbers. The Tasmanian mountain ash used for the neck and body of the guitar is absolutely incredible, especially with the high gloss black burst nish highlighting the timber’s grain. The second you pick it up, it’s also immediately clear that the Pro DLX is the result of meticulous standards and exacting attention to detail. Even just taking a moment to take in the body shape, you’re struck by how much thought has gone into every aspect of this instrument. While it’s certainly a unique and original design, it manages to achieve what so many non-traditional guitar designs fail to do in that it still looks refined and familiar, and is, most importantly, well balanced and very comfortable to play.
Straight off the bat, one thing I love about the Pro DLX is the pickup configuration. There’s something awesome about being able to blend the tight crunch of a bridge humbucker with the dirty warmth of a P90 in the neck position. It just works. It also expands the range of sounds you can get out of a guitar. Starting out clean, you can go from nice, bright singing chords via the humbucker, right through to super smooth, fat, jazzy leads on the neck. Step it up and dial in a bit of gain on your amp, and you’re instantly transported to classic rock territory, with plenty of bite to chords, and wonderful note clarity too. The Tasmanian mountain ash lends a wonderful timbre to the instrument. It’s got more snap and top end than mahogany, but equally, has a bit more richness to it than something like alder. Add to that the warmth and sustain you get from the rosewood fretboard, and it’s a really nicely rounded tonal package - Australian Guitar Magazine
• Body: Tasmanian Mountain Ash • Finish: Ultra High Gloss Body & Neck • Neck: Tasmanian Mountain Ash • Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood (305mm / 12” Radius) • No. Frets: 22 • Inlays: 6mm MOP Dots with Sun & Waves MOP 12th fret inlay • Scale: 24.75” • Nut: Graphtech Black Tusq XL • Bridge: Graphtech NW1 Wraparound • Tuners: Pratley 16:1 • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Phat Cat • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro • Controls: Volume (Push/Pull), Tone, 3 Way Toggle • Hardware: Chrome
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