Shergold Guitars has announced the launch of a new range of Provocateur models.
In common with the initial Shergold relaunch Masqueraders, the Provocateurs have been designed by British luthier Patrick James Eggle and are the first in the Shergold range to feature a single cut design and a vintage (24.625″) scale length. The initial launch is based around two pickup configurations both available in three colour finishes.
Eggle says: ‘When the subject of the new Shergold design came up, I was really keen to do a single cut, but one that wasn’t a clone of other designs – it had to contain plenty of high-end and unique features. That was the inspiration behind the Provocateur’s roasted mahogany neck and other touches like the distinctive scratchplate shape. We’re really proud of the result.’
Shergold Provocateurs feature solid mahogany bodies, solid torrefied mahogany necks with ebony fingerboards, custom PJE-designed bridges, hand-inlaid aluminium fret inlays and staggered, locking machineheads.
Pickup configurations come in the form of Eggle’s personal choice of USA-made Seymour Duncan P90 (neck) and ‘Pearly Gates’ (bridge) pickups in the SP01-SD model and two ’59 humbuckers in the SP02-SD. All bridge humbuckers feature a push/pull coil tap for a wide array of tonal options.
Prices are £829 for the P90/Humbucker equipped SP01-SD Provocateur and £809 for the double humbucker equipped SP02-SD.