Another feature of the Doral is its longer scale length of 25.5”. This feature gives the player the option to use lighter gauge strings and still get some string tension.
The neck pickup is spaced slightly away from the neck. This was used on several Gibson one pickup models in the '50s and '60s and the Ibanez Joe Pass Model from the '70s. The spacing gives the front pickup a bit more of a low mid voicing. The Doral replicates the natural acoustic sound of the guitar more accurately.
The bridge pickup is moved slightly away from the bridge as well, which gives the player a more usable sound as opposed to the "treble pickup" with no treble sound found on L5s. Lastly, this gives you a slightly different sound when both pickups are employed, very similar to the sound many players love on the short scale Byrdland.
- Colours: natural
- Body: spruce top, flame maple back and sides, hollowbody
- Neck: three-piece rock maple
- Fingerboard: bound rosewood scale length: 25 1/2" (648mm)
- Scale Length: 25 1/2" (648mm)
- Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
- Pickups: dual coil-tapped EW Custom Humbuckers
- Switching: 3-way, On, off, Coil Tap on Volume Pots
- Controls: 2x Volume, 2x Tone
- Bridge: floating Tune-O-Matic bridge, nylon saddles, custom trapeze tail
- Hardware: Grover Imperial Tuners
- Strings: D'Addario #10
- Case: deluxe hardshell case included
- Unique Features: Humbucker and P-90 tones in one Jazz Guitar
- Suggested Retail: $1799.00
Source: Press Release and Company's Website