The Futura is designed to be an ultra-comfortable, versatile instrument that can be configured with different pickup combinations to suit the player's style and taste. As with the Classic, the rear loaded design increases the sustain, and sounds tighter and punchier than the standard top loaded version, because the cavity for each pickup is MUCH smaller, and the 1/2" pickup mounting plate increases sustain and sound transfer to the body by maximizing the vibration from the pickups, WITHOUT interrupting the top vibration. The plate with the pickups attached acts as a “resonator”, and the increase in sustain is amazing. The Humbucking bridge pickup is a terrific option when I want a fat, punchy bridge sound, and when combined with the warm transparent DP-420 neck pickup, the versatility of the Futura is incredible. The neck pickup is a whopping 11k output, with gorgeous top end, and inspires everything from Wes to Hendrix/ SRV and beyond. It's the TONE that makes the Futura SO much fun to play... It's hard to put down once you pick it up!
25 5/16" scale length. Standard model features a Rosewood fingerboard, unless otherwise requested. Maple is also available. Neck shape is standard medium "C", unless otherwise specified. (.880”- .960”) Radius is 12" (non-compound). Nut width is 1.7". Frets are Nickel 6100. (.100"x.055"). Trussrod is double action, headstock adjustable.