The Hurricane

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'Outstanding tone, superb playability and classic looks make The Hurricane a serious contender'

'If the idea of early 1950s Goldtop and late 1950s Burst tones in one compact and convenient package appeals, look no further'

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The Hurricane combines my favourite elements of the guitars that were being made at 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 50's;

 The carved top sunburst and the stripped back  slab body guitars. 

Hand built from Premium Honduran and African Mahogany with an AAA Grade Indian Rosewood fingerboard, an ABS bound & subtly carved Eastern Maple flame top - joined with hot hide glue and urea formaldehyde as per the originals - houses a matched '59 PAF/P90 set of Sunbear Pickups, hand wound for us in the UK to sound as close as possible to an original 50's spec pickup. 

The one piece neck uses the vintage correct  17 degree headstock angle whilst the profile is hand carved with templates taken directly from a 1956 guitar. Genuine 50's celluloid dots are used and the fingerboard edges are lightly rolled so it feels like a neck that has been played for years.

Finished with vintage correct aniline dyes in vintage formulated nitro-cellulose lacquer then faded and lightly aged, the Hurricane is designed to look, feel, sound and inspire like guitar from the 50's but behave like the modern, boutique handcrafted guitar it is.

Body:

1 piece Premium African Mahogany  with Tone Chambers

Carved Eastern Maple Flame Top

ABS Binding

 

Neck:
1 piece Premium Quartersawn Honduran Mahogany Neck

Long Tenon 50's construction

24.625" Vintage Scale Length

17 degree ,Vintage Spec Headstock Angle

Single Action, Vintage Spec Truss Rod

Maple Truss Rod Fillet

Premium AAA Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

Polished Buffalo Bone Nut

12" Radius

43mm Nut Width 

'59 Neck Profile

Depth at 1st Fret: 22.5mm

Depth at 12th Fret 24.5mm

Jescar 45100 Nickel Fretwire

Vintage Pattern Celluloid Dots

Electronics:

Sunbear Pickups SB '56 P90 Neck

Sunbear Pickups Vintage Spec SB '59 PAF Bridge

CTS SSS Premium Taper 500k Pots 

Premium PIO Cap

Switchcraft Toggle Switch

Switchcraft Jack Socket

Hardware:

Faber Aged Nickel Compensated Wraparound Bridge

Faber Aged Nickel Anchors and Wraplok Studs

Faber Aged Tuners with Pearloid Buttons, 15:1 Ratio

Aged Pointers

Finish:

100% Nitrocellulose Finish, lightly aged, vintage formulated and non plasticised

Aged '59 Burst

Aged Goldtop

Aged Black

Accessories:

Hiscox Liteflite Case

Ivison Guitars COA 

£3995 inc Hiscox Liteflite Case