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Nelson Guitars Socialite
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While the construction is identical to the Coquette, the Socialite is built for speed! The already sleek cutaways have been modified to provide immediate access to the highest frets. The Neck runs the entire length of the body and is constructed of several pieces of quarter-sawn maple. This method of construction provides for superior sustain, rigidity, and projection as the entire length of the strings vibrate on this one piece of wood. The “wings” that make up the rest of the body are constructed of carefully selected hardwood. The “wings,” while providing the shape of the body, also serve to reinforce the center neck section, ensuring maximum solidity and longevity.
The fingerboard is radiused to a comfortable 9.5″ and is carefully fitted with medium-jumbo frets, highly polished to provide a fast playing response.
The Socialite is fitted with a pair of Nelson “Rhythm Chief” pickups, mounted to a gold-anodized aluminum pickguard. These pickups have been specially designed to produce a fully balanced sound with rich, tight bass and clear, pronounced treble. The sound is truly unlike that of anything you’ve heard. The pickups are wax potted so undesirable microphonics are eliminated. The aluminum pickguard affords greater wear resistance and beauty, while blocking unwanted magnetic interference which causes hum.
To round out the beautiful package, the Socialite is finished in gleaming, genuine lacquer that is highly polished. Almost any color is possible; please inquire with your color request.