Evo Pro 7 – Spalted Sycamore

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Evo 7 string – Williams Guitars
Evo 7 black limba body – Williams Guitars
Evo 7 string with spalted sycamore drop top – Williams Guitars
Evo 7 with Schaller Hannes bridge – Williams Guitars
Evo 7 body matched headstock face – Williams Guitars
Evo 7 Ergo neck joint – Williams Guitars

It’s been quite some time since I last built a seven string, so this built for stock Evo 7 fills a void. Positively received at the Birmingham Guitar Show, this build features a stunning native spalted sycamore drop top and satin finish that makes you want to touch it. The top is bent over a black limba body, the colours matching well with the top and emphasised by the contrasting ivoroid binding. The acoustic properties of limba (Korina) lend itself to a guitar offering clarity, definition and sustain which this Evo certainly revels in. The neck is a five piece laminate of maple and afromosia with a Rocklite fingerboard. Rocklite is an engineered ebony substitute made using sustainable wood fibres and a good bit of alchemy. The result is a product that has very similar properties to ebony, is easier to use, acoustically similar, more stable and completely sustainable. The body matched headstock face and binding finishes off the look.

Plenty of power is available from the calibrated set of Bare Knuckle Juggernauts, great clear clean sounds with a fantastic bite and punch when driven. The custom five way wiring with auto coil tap produces a very usable palette of  humbucker and single coil tones. Add to the mix the comfort of the Schaller Hannes composite bridge and the silky smooth natural satin polymer oil neck you have a very playable and versatile guitar.

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  • Spalted sycamore drop top.
  • Two piece black limba body.
  • Ivoroid binding.
  • Natural satin lacquered finish.
  • Maple with afromosia lines, five piece.
  • 25.5″ scale Rocklite fingerboard.
  • Ivoroid bound fingerboard and headstock.
  • 48mm bone nut.
  • Mother of pearl dot inlays.
  • 2.7mm medium/jumbo fret wire.
  • Bi-directional truss rod.
  • Carbon fibre neck reinforcement.
  • Natural satin polymer oil finish, satin lacquered headstock face.
  • Schaller Hannes composite bridge.
  • Gotoh SG tuners.
  • Bare Knuckle Pickups Juggernaut balanced pickup set.
  • Volume and tone.
  • Five way selector switch giving;
    1. Bridge humbucker.
    2. Bridge tapped + neck tapped.
    3. Bridge and neck humbuckers.
    4. Neck series.
    5. Neck parallel.
  • Supplied in a Hiscox Liteflite case.
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