The Presentation Elect #6, from Abyss Guitar Company.

Abyss Guitars The Presentation Elect #6, from Abyss Guitar Company.

This guitar features a variety of exotic woods, including a master flamed koa carved top, Macassar ebony binding, striped korina neck-through-body construction and ebony fingerboard and pickup surrounds.

The bridge base and headstock overlay is Macassar ebony, while the tailpiece is Brazilian rosewood. The Schaller tuner buttons are gold with ebony buttons and the Presentation Elect #6 features a bone saddle and nut to enhance tone. It is wired with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a ‘59 in the neck position. The inlay is abstract VineArt using koa, abalone and mother of pearl.

The guitar was handmade by Kevin L. Pederson, of the Abyss Guitar Company.

Can an entry-level modeler hang with the big dogs?

Excellent interface. Very portable. Nice modulation tones.

Some subpar low-gain dirt sounds. Could be a little more rugged.


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