Shergold Guitars launch new ‘Provocateur’ guitars

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Shergold Guitars are delighted to announce the launch of their brand new ‘Provocateur’ guitars.

In line with the award-winning Masquerader guitars, the Shergold Provocateur models 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 truly vintage scale length. The initial launch is based around two pickup configurations both available in three colour finishes.

Eggle states, “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.”

Made with a solid mahogany body, and featuring a solid torrefied mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard, a custom PJE-designed bridge, hand-inlaid aluminium fret inlays and staggered, locking machineheads, the Shergold Provocateur is a bona fide rock guitar and the much anticipated second instalment in the modern re-invention of the legendary guitar brand.

Pickup configurations come in the form of Patrick’s personal choice of genuine USA-made Seymour Duncan P90 (neck) and ‘Pearly Gates’ (bridge) pickups in the SP01-SD model and two ’59 humbuckers loaded 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.

All models are available exclusively from Barnes & Mullins. www.bandm.co.uk