What a wonderful guitar! A top personal recommendation for anyone looking for a guitar that breaks the mold stylistically. Such a cool guitar that knows its not living in the 1950s any more!! If you want a shorter scale single cut with contemporary styling - but quality is as important to you as looks - this is the guitar for you.
Where do I start? If you look through all the photos you start to get a sense of the style and attention to detail. Starting with the headstock. Locking machine heads give you quick string replacement but also improved tuning stability. The angle of the headstock is another fantastic development. Rather than the neck pitching backwards which not only results in tuning instability - it also makes the headstock more susseptable to break off when it gets a wack. The forward leaning headstock on this model ensure the strings remain straight over nut so less friction. If you then look at the headstock design it is shaped specifically to ensure the strings remain parallel and true - again improving tuning stability!!! So the combination of locking machine heads, headstock pitch and design all contribute to this guitars stunning tuning stability.
The Shergold SP01SD Provocateur 1 has its solid mahogany body loaded with USA-made Seymour Duncan SP90 and SH-PG1B Pearly Gates Humbucker pickups. This configuration delivers a tone that sings with a vintage voice and oozes bucket loads of growl and Texas mojo when desired.
It features a truly vintage scale length with a roasted mahogany neck and Macassan ebony fingerboard. The Thru-Gloss colour options offer a glimpse into the Provocateur’s tonal core with the grain of the mahogany body visible through the immaculate high-gloss sheen finish.
Trust me - this guitar is a gem of a working instrument for pro players. Available in the p90 / HB combination and twin HB pickups (SP02)
Material: Solid Mahogany
Colour: Solid Battleship Grey
Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
Weight: 3.18Kg / 7lbs
Scale Length: 625.5mm / 24.625"
Material: Solid Torrefied Mahogany
Finish: Hand Burnished
Truss Rod: 2 Way
Logo: Enamel Shergold Shield
Radius: 305mm / 12"
Fret wire: Hard Nickel, Med-Jumbo
Fret Markers: Hand-inlaid Aluminium lines
Side Position Markers: Hand-inlaid Aluminium lines
Nut: Graphtec Black Tusq
Nut Width: 42.5mm
Bridge: PJE Design Shergold Custom T
Saddles: Compensated Brass
Machineheads: Staggered Height, Locking
Machinehead Buttons: Kluson Style Tulip Cream
Neck: USA Seymour Duncan SP90-In
Bridge: USA Seymour Duncan SH-PG1B 'Pearly Gates'
Controls: 1 x Volume A500K, 1 x Tone A500K (push/pull coil split), 3 position switch
Control Knobs: Bell-Type, black with silver caps
Scratchplace: ABS Plastic Cream
String Ferrules: Flush fitting - Chrome
Strap Buttons: Japanese Turned Aluminium
*Over £100 Of Added Value FREE With This Guitar Includes:
Professional Setup, bespoke to your requirements including personal choice of string gauge
Certificate of Completion, for evidence of work carried out
6 and 12 Month "Healthchecks". If you are in the area we will follow up with checks and resets at 6 and 12 months - all on the house.
New Ownership Reset in the event you sell the guitar on. Improve the resale value of your guitar by keeping your certificate safe. Not only can you show the guitar has been set up already but the buyer has the opportunity to bring the guitar in to us for a reset too.