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Sceptre Arlington SA1 Black

£429.00

THE ORIGIN OF LEVINSON SCEPTRE

It’s been over 50 years since I started building and repairing guitars. I’ve had the honor of building instruments for some of the world’s greatest guitarists over this expanse of time. During the late 60’s I was part of a small but exclusive repair shop in Champaign, Illinois. We met many of the music icons of the 60’s and 70’s when they came to play at the University of Illinois and did work for everyone from the Grateful Dead to Cat Stevens.

At the University of Illinois, I studied applied and natural sciences and continued this when I came to Basel Switzerland in 1971. The creation of tone is a wonderful science – part Physics and part magic. During my graduate studies at the University of Basel I continued guitar work and founded Guitars by Levinson in Basel, Switzerland in 1977. This is history and has been a part of the Blade Guitars story over the years.

Sceptre Guitars is the result of using my experience of these 50 years to create a line of instruments of impeccable build integrity with exceptional playability and great tone. All instruments utilize excellent raw materials, top hardware and my new line of Levinson custom wound pickups.

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Description

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The North American alder body gives the Arlington Standard a warm bite with balanced mids to accent the brightness. The North American hard maple neck features a maple fingerboard which has a 240mm/9.5” radius and a real bone nut. The Levinson pickups are a balance set with ALNICO 5 magnets. The T-E1N neck pickup is fat and full and the T-E1B give you the classic bite and is wound on a fiber bobbin with a brass base plate.

The Arlington Standard has a Wilkinson WOT03 bridge with individual saddles for great intonation and attack.

Description

BODY WOOD – North American Alder

NECK WOOD – Hard Rock Maple

FINGERBOARD – Black Walnut

FINGERBOARD RADIUS – 240mm

NUT WIDTH – 42mm

NUT MATERIAL – Bone

HARDWARE FINISH – Chrome

TUNERS – 14:1 Die Cast

BRIDGE – Wilkinson M Series WOT03

PICKUPS – 2 x Levinson Custom wound

PICKGUARD – Aged White

STRINGS – D’Addario Regular Light (.010 – .046)

HEADSTOCK FINISH – Natural Gloss

FINISH -Black