Guitar

Bill Alston

Superflighters


The third series


These appear in western catalogues, from 1982. Still a body shape edging towards a Strat but with several unique or unusual features. Unlike the second series I have seen some though not many of these for sale.
A comparison of the specs
All models are 22 Medium Jumbo Frets,Tune O Matic style Bridge, 628mm (24.75") Scale 350mm (13.75") neck radius

1200 600 400
Body Mahogany thick Ash top Solid Mahogany Mahogany Ash Top but Metallic Red is solid Mahogany
Neck Maple and Mahogany Through Body Maple and Mahogany Through Body Solid Mahogany Set neck
Fretboard Rosewood dot markers Rosewood dot markers Rosewood dot markers
Pickups 2 Yamaha Alnico V Humbuckers 2 Yamaha Alnico V Humbuckers 2 Yamaha Alnico V Humbuckers
Controls Speed dial type 2 volume (1 distortion Volume) 1 tone 1 distortion sensitivity 1 coil split 3 way switch and distortion off off switch Speed dial type 2 volume (1 distortion Volume) 1 tone 1 distortion sensitivity with 1 coil split 3 way switch and distortion off off switch Speed dial type 2 volume 2 tone with 1 coil split 3 way switch
Hardware Chrome Plate Chrome Plate Chrome
Colours Persimmon Red or Oilstain Jade Green or Chestnut Metallic Red or Oilstain

Other Features
The 1200 and 600 have a built in battery powered distortion unit. The jack socket doubles as a power socket for this.
the 1200 and 600 have a brass nut and brass bridge saddles
the 1200 and 400 have side mounted jacks the 400 is front mounted.


Some Pictures

The 400




The Jade Green 600




And the 1200


Next on to the rest
Other Superflighters

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