Soloway Swan H211 - Swamp Ash Original T27 Electric Guitar  From Jim Soloway

One of the first T-style Swans from Jim Soloway. RARE!

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A truly unique take on the modified tele-style guitar! Stunning burst finish on that swamp ash body and the humbucker in the neck position is a common mod that players love! Add the revolutionary sustain of the longer scale length that all Swan guitars feature and you have a serious guitar for the player looking for an alternative to the more traditional designs.

Not sure if the scale length will be right for you?  You may be surprised to find that it doesn't feel all that different from your other guitars and once you hear the sustain and clarity that this axe offers, you may never go back! Take advantage of Sound Pure's 48 hour approval period and see if the T-27 Swan is right for you!

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Manufacturer's Description from Jim Soloway

The 27-inch scale length is probably the most important design element to the Soloway Swan guitars, and the elongated neck that results from longer scale length is the inspiration for the model name "The Swan".

The scale length (the distance from the nut to the bridge) is a critical characteristic of the design of any guitar. The shorter 24 3/4" scale length that is typical of Gibson guitars make string easier to bend and contribute to the rich tone. The longer 25 1/2" scale length of Fender guitars help provide the twang and snap that has made them so useful for country players and the bite that has made them a staple of R&B. When PRS first rose to prominence, one of the characteristics that set them apart was a then unique 25 inch-scale length that emphasized mid-range tones and provided a compromise between the traditional Gibson and Fender formulae.

The 27-inch scale length of the Swan produces a remarkable level of clarity, presence, and articulation that most guitarists have never experienced. When playing a Swan, the notes just seem to jump off the instrument. The Swan Long Neck guitars are not baritones. While they can be very effective in lowered tunings, they are designed to be played at standard pitch.

Even with the longer scale length, the Swan was designed to be a very player friendly guitar. A very thin neck profile, a flat fingerboard radius and extra large frets make the Swan extremely easy to play, so easy in fact that most people don't even notice the extra length. Difficult chords and intervals are still easy to reach, even at the bottom of the neck.

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About Manufacturer

The 27-inch scale length is probably the most important design element to the Soloway Swan guitars, and the elongated neck that results from longer scale length is the inspiration for the model name "The Swan". The scale length (the distance from the nut to the bridge) is a critical characteristic of the design of any guitar. The shorter 24 ý-inch scale length that is typical of Gibson guitars make string easier to bend and contribute to the rich tone. The longer 25 ý-inch scale length of Fender guitars help provide the twang and snap that has made them so useful for country players and the bite that has made them a staple of R&B. When PRS first rose to prominence, one of the characteristics that set them apart was a then unique 25 inch-scale length that emphasized mid-range tones and provided a compromise between the traditional Gibson and Fender formulae. The 27-inch scale length of the Swan produces a remarkable level of clarity, presence, and articulation that most guitarists have never experienced. When playing a Swan, the notes just seem to jump off the instrument. The Swan Long Neck guitars are not baritones. While they can be very effective in lowered tunings, they are designed to be played at standard pitch. Even with the longer scale length, the Swan was designed to be a very player friendly guitar. A very thin neck profile, a flat fingerboard radius and extra large frets make the Swan extremely easy to play, so easy in fact that most people donýt even notice the extra length. Difficult chords and intervals are still easy to reach, even at the bottom of the neck. The 7-string models get an even greater benefit from the longer scale length. Most 7-string guitars present a choice between two compromises. Either the added string is too loose, producing a muddy tone and poor articulation, or the string has to be too heavy which makes it both much louder than the other six strings and causes intonation issues at the bottom of the neck. The longer scale length of the Swan LN eliminates this compromise and allows the use of a string that produces a balanced tension and volume with the other 6 strings while also providing tonal clarity and proper intonation.

Specifications

*Chambered Swamp Ash back

*Swamp Ash top

*1-piece maple neck

*Maple fingerboard

*Two tone burst poly finish on body with black back

*Vintage tint satin nitro finish on neck

*Chrome hardware

*DiMarzio pickups (BluesBucker in neck; Area T in bridge)

*Joe Barden bridge with treble side scoop

*3-way pickup selector switch

*Push/pull pot to activate/by-pass tone control

*Sycamore truss rod cover with inlaid pearl logo