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Musicians Insitute Library

Instrument and Equipment Guide

This guide is meant to illuminate and educate readers about the many facets of what makes a guitar feel and sound different from one another. This is to aid students decide what guitar will best suit their needs when checking an instrument out at the libr

(G1) Epiphone Les Paul 7 String

  • Set neck, Ebony fretboard
  • 12' radius, 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Mahogany body with flame maple carved top

(G2) ESP LTD H-401M

  • Neck through, Rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck shape with 24 XJ frets
  • Seymour Duncan Custom-5 pickups
  • Mahogany Body with flamed maple top

(G3) ESP VINTAGE PLUS

  • Bolt-on Maple neck, rosewood fretboard
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-1 pickups
  • Alder body

(G4) ESP LTD EC-400

  • 3-piece Set, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (Bridge) & Jazz (Neck) pickups

(G5) ESP LTD EC-500

  • 3-piece mahogany Set neck, rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U shape neck with 24 XJ frets
  • EMG-60 neck pickup and EMG-81 bridge pickup (active pickups)

(G6) Fender Stratocaster

  • Bolt-on Maple Neck, rosewood fretboard
  • C-shaped neck with 22 frets
  • Three single-coil pickups, five way switch
  • Alder body

(G7) ESP LTD EC-10

  • Bolt-on Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U shaped neck with 24XJ frets
  • Set of LH-100 pickups
  • Basswood body

(G8) ESP LTD EC-10

  • Bolt-on Flamed Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U shaped neck with 24XJ frets
  • Set of LH-100 pickups
  • Basswood body

(G9) ESP LTD EC-10

  • Bolt-on Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U shaped neck with 24XJ frets
  • Set of LH-100 pickups
  • Basswood body

(G10) ESP 401FM

  • Maple neck through with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U shaped neck with 24XJ frets
  • EMG-85 neck pickup and EMG-81 bridge pickup
  • Mahogany body with maple top

(G11) Schecter Scorpion Baritone

Tuning: B-E-A-D-F#-B

  • Maple neck through with rosewood fretboard
  • 24 frets
  • Duncan designed pickups
  • Solid mahogany body

(G12) Squier Standard Stratocaster

  • Bolt-on Maple neck and fretboard
  • C-Shaped neck with 22 frets
  • Fender designed single coil pickups with 5 way swtich
  • Full sized Agathis body

(G13) Schecter C-7 String Deluxe

  • 7- String (low B)
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets
  • Duncan Designed humbucker pickups
  • Basswood body with maple top

(G14) ESP LTD mh-1000

  • Set Maple neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U shaped neck profile with 22 frets
  • A set of LH-100 pickups with 3-way switch
  • Contoured body

(G16) Suhr Rasmus Guthrie Govan signature

  • Bolt-on Maple neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Elliptical neck shape with 24 jumbo frets, locking tuners. Gotoh 510 bridge
  • Pickups: SSV (neck), a ML single-coil (middle), SSH+ (bridge)
  • Mahogany body

 

(G17) Suhr Standard Pro

  • Bolt-on Maple Neck with rosewood fretboard
  • C-shaped neck with 22 frets, locking tuners
  • Pickups: ML standard (neck & middle) SSH+ (bridge)
  • Basswood body with flamed maple top

(G18) PRS Starla (bigsby)

  • Solid Mahogany Set neck with rose fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Starla double-pole piece alnico humbuckers
  • Bigsby B5 tremolo with Grover Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Mahogany body 

(G19) Suhr Modern Pro

  • Bolt-on Maple neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • 24 stainless steel jumbo frets, Spergel locking tuners, Gotoh floyd rose bridge
  • Pickups: SSV humbucker (neck) and SSH+ humbucker (bridge)
  • Two-piece African Mahogany body

(G20) PRS Starla X

  • Sipo Set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-fat neck profile with 22 frets
  • PRS P90 pickups with three way switch
  • Solid African Obeche body

(G21) PRS Mira

  • Mahogany Set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-thin neck with 24 frets
  • PRS Mira humbucker pickups with coil taps
  • Solid mahogany body

(G23) Strandberg Prog 7 String

  • Roasted maple Bolt-on neck with ebony fretboard
  • Endurneck profile with 24 frets
  • Pickups: Fishman fluence modern alnico (neck) & Fishman fluence modern ceramic (bridge)
  • Chambered Ash body with flamed maple top

(G24) Strandberg Boden 8 String

  • Maple Bolt-on maple neck with ebony fretboard
  • Endurneck profile with 24 frets
  • Custom OEM Strandberg pickups with coil taps and five way switch
  • Solid alder body

 

 

(G25) Strandberg Fusion 6 String

  • Roasted Maple Bolt-on neck with Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Endurneck profile with 24 frets
  • Pickups: Suhr SSV (neck), Suhr V60LP (middle), Suhr SSH+ (bridge) 
  • Chambered alder body with flamed maple top

(G26) Strandberg Boden Prog NX Plini 6 String

  • Roasted Maple Bolt-on neck with ebony fretboard
  • Endurneck profile with 24 frets
  • Pickups: Suhr SSV (neck) and Suhr SSH+ (bridge) 
  • Chambered ash body with maple top and Australian Blackwood Veneer 

(G27) Strandberg Metal 6 

  • Roasted Maple bolt-on neck with ebony fretboard
  • Endurneck profile with 24 stainless steel frets
  • Two Fishman fluence modern pickups
  • Chambered Basswood body with maple top

(G28) Dean MAB1 "Speed of Light"

  • Maple bolt-on fretboard with ebony fretboard
  • MAB style neck profile (thin) with 24 jumbo frets
  • Pickups: EMG 85 (neck), EMG SA (middle), EMG 81 (bridge)
  • Alder body

(G29) Dean RC6 "Xenocide"

  • Maple bolt-on neck with ebony fretboard
  • Cooley style neck profile (super thin-C) with 24 frets
  • Pickups: EMG 85 (neck), EMG 81 (bridge)
  • Alder body

(G30) AC Zemaitis C24PF Little Ring PH

  • Nyato (Eastern mahogany) set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 24 frets
  • D2 classic alnico 5 pickups
  • Nyato (Eastern mahogany) body with Pearloid & Abalone body

(G31) Zemaitis MFG-AC-24

  • Korina set neck (African mahogany) with ebony fretboard 
  • 24 frets
  • Custom Zemaitis Dragon classic pickups
  • Korina body (African mahogany) with Acid Etched Duralumin top

(G32) Epiphone Les Paul

  • Mahogany set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 22 frets and a D-shaped neck profile
  • PAF style pickups
  • Mahogany body with flamed maple top (HEAVY)

(G33) Schecter Blackjack slimline C-8 EX 8 String

  • 3-piece carbon reinforced maple neck through with ebony fretboard
  • 24XJ frets
  • Hipshot 8 bridge
  • Seymour Duncan Blackout-8 Active humbuckers
  • Mahogany body

(G34) Schecter Hellraiser FR-8

  • 3-piece carbon reinforced mahogany neck through with rosewood fretboard
  • 24XJ frets
  • Floyd Rose bridge
  • EMG 808 active humbucker pickups
  • Mahogany body

(G35) Kiesel Zeus 7 String (ZM7)

  • Eastern hardrock maple bolt-on with ebony fretboard
  • 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets
  • Hipshot bridge and tremolo
  • Kiesel lithium K14 7 string pickups
  • One piece Swamp ash body

 

(G36) Kiesel Aries 6 string (A6H)

  • Hardrock Maple bolt-on neck with ebony fretboard
  • 24 medium jumbo stainless steel, locking tuners
  • Direct mount Kiesel Lithium K12 humbucker pickups
  • Alder body

(G37) Kiesel Osiris Multiscale 7 String (OM7)

  • Maple bolt-on neck with Royal ebony fretboard
  • Thinner neck profile with 24 medium jumbo frets
  • Multiscale neck, 25.5"-27"
  • Hipshot bridge 
  • Kiesel Lithium K14 pickups
  • One piece Ash body

(G38) PRS S2 Singlecut

  • Mahogany set neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • 22 frets, PRS S2 locking tuners
  • Custom PRS wound #7 Treble & Bass humbucker pickup set
  • Coil splitting on the tone knobs
  • Mahogany body with flamed maple top

(G39) PRS S2 Singlecut

  • Mahogany set neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • 22 frets, PRS S2 locking tuners
  • Custom PRS wound #7 Treble & Bass humbucker pickup set
  • Coil Splitting on tone knobs
  • Mahogany body

 

(G40) PRS SE Custom 24

  • Maple set neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-thin neck profile with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" humbucker pickups
  • Coil splitting on tone knobs
  • Mahogany body with a maple top, flame maple veneer

(G41) PRS SE Zach Myers Custom 22

  • Mahogany set neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-fat neck profile with 22 frets
  • SE 245 Humbucker pickups
  • Semi-Hollow body with F-hole
  • Mahogany body with maple top, flame maple veneer

(G42) PRS S2 Custom 24

  • Maple set neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-thin neck profile with 22 frets
  • PRS 85/15 "S" humbuckers
  • Mahogany body with maple top 

(G43) PRS SE SVN (7-string)

  • Mahogany set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-thin neck with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" seven string humbucker pickups
  • Mahogany body with a maple top, flamed maple veneer

 

(G44) Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder FR-S

  • Maple bolt-on neck and fretboard
  • Thin-C shaped neck with 24XJ frets
  • Pickups: Sustainiac (neck) and EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (bridge)
  • On/off Sustainiac switch and three way mode switch (Fundamental, mix, and harmonic)
  • Satin black mahogany body

(G45) Schecter Hellraiser C-7

  • Mahogany 3-Piece neck through with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-C shaped neck profile with 24 XJ frets
  • EMG 707TW humbucker pickups
  • Mahogany body with maple carved top

(G46) Schecter Omen 8 

  • Mape bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Wide-thin neck profile 24 XJ
  • Schecter diamond plus humbuckers
  • Basswood body

 

(G47) Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional

  • Roasted maple bolt-on neck with ebony fretboard
  • Thin-C neck profile with 22XJ frets
  • Three Schecter Diamond Nick Johnston single-coil pickups
  • Alder body

(G48) Squier Bullet HSS Stratocaster

  • Maple bolt-on neck with Indian Laurel fretboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Designed by fender Stratocaster single-coil pickups and humbucker

 

(G49) Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS

  • Maple bolt-on neck with maple fretboard
  • Yosemite Stratocaster single-neck and middle pickups
  • Performer DoubleTap humbucker bridge pickup
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Satin Polyurethane finish
  • Alder body

 

(G50) Fender American Professional Telecaster

  • Maple bolt-on neck with maple fretboard
  • 25.5" Scale length and a modern C neck profile
  • Fender V-Mod single coil neck and bridge pickups
  • Ash body

(G51) Fender American Professional Stratocaster

  • Maple bolt-on neck and fretboard
  • Fender V-Mod stratocaster single-coil pickups
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Ash body

(G52) Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional H/S/S (Atomic Frost)

  • Alder body with chrome hardware
  • Ebony fretboard and roasted Maple c-shape neck
  • 22 X-Jumbo frets

(G53) Schecter PT Van Nuys

  • Roasted maple neck and fretboard with dot inlays
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Glossy natural ash body with chrome hardware.

(G54) Schecter Traditional Van Nuys

  • Roasted maple neck and fretboard with white dot inlays
  • 22 extra-jumbo frets with a 25.5" scale length
  • Schecter USA Monstertone Single-coil pckups in Neck and Middle
  • Schecter USA SuperRock Vintage Humbucker in the bridge
  • Glossy natural ash body with chrome hardware.

(G55) Caparison Dellinger Prominence (Trans. Spectrum Blue)

  • Bolt-on Maple & Walnut neck with Maple and White Binding fretboard.
  • 24 frets with clock-looking inlays
  • Caparison proprietary high-output ceramic pickups
  • Mahogany & Maple Dellinger Body

(G56) Epiphone Broadway Hollow-Body Electric Guitar

  • Maple set neck, back. and sides with a Spruce top
  • 20 frets with a pau ferro fretboard and a 12" radius slim taper C-profile neck
  • 25.5" scale length and Epiphone classic Alnico humbuckers

(G57) Epiphone Joe Pass Broadway Hollow-Body Guitar

  • Maple set neck, back. and sides with a laminated Spruce top
  • Rosewood bridge
  • 24.75" scale length with a slim taper C-profile neck shape
  • Two Epiphone probucker pickups

(G58) PRS SE Mira (Vintage Cherry) 

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets
  • 85/15 "S" pickups
  • Wide-Thin neck profile with 25" scale length
  • Coil-split on tone knob

(G59) PRS SE Standard 24 (Translucent Blue)

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" pickups
  • Wide-Thin neck profile with 25" scale length
  • Coil-split on tone knob

(G60) PRS SE Standard 24 (Vintage Cherry)

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" pickups
  • Wide-Thin neck profile with 25" scale length
  • Coil-split on tone knob

(G61) PRS SE Standard 24 (Vintage Cherry)

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" pickups
  • Wide-Thin neck profile with 25" scale length
  • Coil-split on tone knob

(G62) PRS SE Silver Sky

  • Poplar body
  • Bolt-on maple neck in a 635JM profile, 8.5" Radius
  • Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays
  • Three 635JM “S” single-coil pickups
  • Number of frets: 22

(G63) PRS SE Standard 24 (Faded blue burst)

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body and a flame maple top
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" pickups
  • Wide-Thin neck profile with 25" scale length
  • Coil-split on tone knob

(G64) PRS S2 Custom 24 (Eriza Verde)

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 frets
  • 85/15 "S" pickups
  • Pattern Vintage neck profile with 25" scale length
  • Coil-split on tone knob

(G65) PRS S2 McCarty 594 Singlecut (Charcoal Burst)

  • Mahogany set neck with a mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets
  • 58/15 "S" pickups
  • Pattern Vintage neck profile with 24.594" scale length
  • Individual coil-split on tone knobs

(G66) PRS SE Standard Hollowbody (Fire Red Burst)

 

  • 3-ply laminated figured mahogany top, mahogany sides and back
  • Ebony fretboard with 22 frets, 10" radius
  • 58/15 "S" pickups
  • Mahogany set neck, Wide Fat profile

(L1) Squier Stratocaster (LEFTY) 

  • Maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • C-shaped neck profile with 22 frets
  • Standard single-coil pickups with five way toggle switch
  • Agathis body

(L2) Epiphone Standard SG (LEFTY)

  • Mahogany set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Alnico Classic pro plus humbuckers with coil-split
  • Mahogany body

(L3) Epiphone special II (LEFTY)

  • Mahogany bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Slim taper neck profile with 22 frets
  • Epiphone 700T/650 open coil humbuckers
  • Mahogany body

(L4) Epiphone Sheraton (LEFTY)

  • Maple/walnut set neck with rosewood fretboards
  • Slim taper "C" neck profile with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Alnico classic humbuckers
  • Laminated maple top with mahogany center block and sides