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Stratocaster™

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Stratocaster™

Performer™ Installation in a Stratocaster

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The Stratocaster™ installation is clean and precise. The LCD readout is handsomely located on the upper horn. The comfort curves and belly cuts on the stock Stratocaster™ body interfere with the installation of the computer and LCD readout. To solve this for the Stratocaster™ player, we take the parts from a Stratocaster™ supplied by the customer and install them on a new body that we make from a variety of woods. The body is then painted a solid color of your choice. The additional $800 above the base installation price covers the new body and paint job. The neck pocket is milled to add a neck angle of 1.5 to 2.5 degrees. The addition of the neck angle raises the strings in the bridge area from 3/8” to 5/8” and allows the body thickness to remain at 1¾”. Upgrade the Stratocaster™ Performer™ with the Piezo Rocker Bridge and Synthesizer accessories for the ultimate tuning and sound experience.

Telecaster™

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Telecaster™

Performer™ Installation in a telecaster

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The Telecaster™ installation is a favorite of country and rock performers. The LCD readout is handsomely located on the upper bout. The stock Telecaster™bridge plate is modified and reused to house the bridge pickup. The neck pocket is milled to add a neck angle of 1.5 to 2.5 degrees. The addition of the neck angle raises the strings in the bridge area from 3/8” to 5/8” and allows the installation to fit into stock Telecaster™ bodies as thin as 1¾”. Upgrade the Telecaster™ Performer™ with the Piezo Rocker Bridge and Synthesizer accessories for the ultimate tuning and sound experience.

Les Paul™

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Les Paul™

Performer™ Installation in the Les Paul

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The Performer™ was originally designed for the Les Paul™ style family of guitars and remains our most popular model today. The sturdy neck through construction and select tonewoods produce a rich sound that accentuates the droning of the strings during tuning changes. The Les Paul™ family uses a recessed rear cover plate and custom designed String Lock that keeps the strings firmly in place during tuning changes. Upgrade the Les Paul™ Performer™ with the Piezo Rocker Bridge and Synthesizer accessories for the ultimate tuning and sound experience.

Chet Atkins™

It´s been a long time coming; a model designed to cater to acoustic players that want the luxury of changing tunings on the fly. The Performer™ installation, with all of its advanced features, installed into the Gibson Chet Atkins SST™ solid body electric guitar, and coupled with our new Piezo Rocker Bridge delivers the superb acoustic tone and the look, feel, and sound of a modern traditional acoustic guitar. The piezo transducer is provided by Highlander Pickups and is coupled directly into the stock Chet Atkins™ model preamp.
We have installed the Performer™ into a Chet Atkins SST™ steel string model for Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead. Mr. Hunter touted that he did an A/B test before and after the installation, and in his words, “the new bridge sounds much better than the Gibson™ stuff”.
This model is being offered with D’Addario nickel strings in standard gauge sets from 9-42 to 12-52. The installation includes a modification to the body to allow for LCD fit in the upper edge. After the modification, the back and edges of the guitar are painted black with several coats of clear. The system and installation in a Gibson Chet Atkins SST™ model provided by the customer are $4,975.00.

Piezo Rocker Bridge

The Piezo Rocker Bridge is our solution for those who need an acoustic self-tuning guitar. This bridge is the only one of its kind in the world. The Piezo Rocker Bridge provides superior piezo sound, frictionless movement at the bridge saddles, and keeps the string intonation length constant. This bridge uses the highest quality electronics. We have incorporated the Highlander IP-1 preamp and coaxial piezo element into this design. The customer chooses the placement of the volume on/off control and the configuration of the audio output. Either a stereo jack or two mono outputs are offered.
We use our Piezo Rocker Bridge in two different solutions for the acoustic player. In the first solution we add the Piezo Rocker Bridge to any electric guitar installation which gives the electric guitar the ability to have a magnetic output, piezo output, and a blending of the two.

Synthesizer

We have outdone ourselves on this one. Just imagine combining the features of the Performer™ with a synthesizer!!! The outputs of the Performer’s™ hex pickup (located just forward of the bridge) are processed by the Performer’s™ on-board computer and are then sent to the Roland GT-3 Pickup Kit (installed in the guitars audio pocket) and output to the 13 pin synth jack (located next to the guitar’s audio jack).
If you play a synth, you’ll love this modification. Our hex pickup enables superb tracking of the strings and superior accuracy. Give your performance a boost with the sounds of strings, keyboards, horns and even 12-string emulation in virtually any tuning. You can plug into any synthesizer on the market today that runs from the 13 pin jack. This upgrade is truly fun.

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