Lucem Paradox Deluxe - Transparent Black Gloss - Custom Hand-Made Electric - Boutique Guitar Showcase!
Lucem Guitars Paradox Deluxe - Gloss
Custom Boutique Electric Guitar
Boutique Guitar Showcase Featured Instrument
The new Paradox Deluxe model from UK based Lucem Guitars blends distinct retro styling and a classic, off-set body design. Originally offered as a limited-run ‘Old Nick’ signature model for revered ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, this new ‘Deluxe’ offering is aimed towards the boutique market and features highly figured tonewoods and an innovative 5 pot controls scheme.
21 different tone settings are easily accessible including various combinations of coil splits, series/parallel, out of phase, and a master volume control pot. This master volume control gives the player opportunity to create swells without effecting the balance set at the neck/bridge volume and tone controls - a feature introduced by McCabe for his trademark “pinkie rolls”.
The 'Black Flame' finish is hand stained and available in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, or alternatively a more natural/rustic, satin oil and wax finish. At the time I am writing this we are fortunate enough to have one of each in stock.
Construction is based around a quartersawn Maple through-neck format which aids in transferring vibration and resonance while increasing sustain is increased and eliminating dead spots. It also facilitates a virtually heel-less neck joint for unparalleled access to the upper registers.
Lucem Guitars are hand-made in England by Luthier Graham Skimming and combine superior craftsmanship with innovative design, modern features and high performance. This particular instrument is fresh off the Boutique Guitar Showcase tour where it was prominently featured along with other world class boutique electric guitars and basses.
Features and Specs of the Lucem Guitars Paradox Deluxe
- Tulipwood Body Core
- European Curly Maple Top and Back
- Maple Neck w/Ebony Fretboard
- Matching Ebony Fingerboard Binding
- European Curly Maple Headstock Overlay
- 25.5” Scale Length
- Custom Compound Fretboard Radius
- 42mm Nut Width
- 24 Frets
- Hand-Wound Pickups by The Creamery
- 3-way toggle
- Volume Controls for each pickup (push/pull for coil split)
- Tone Controls for each pickup (push/pull for phase and series)
- Independent Master Volume Control
- Chrome Hardware
- Wraparound Bridge
- Schaller DaVinci Tuners
- Hand-Stained Black Finish with High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Flight Case Included (may have some scuffs)