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The slither of time between the late '70s and mid '80s is regarded as one of the biggest transitional phases in guitar history. With virtuosos like Eddie Van Halen rising to prominence, followed by a raft of highly-inspired glam metal shredders, this period was arguably the "golden age" of guitar prowess and showmanship.
Iconic's Evolution SD3 model pays homage to that legendary era and the instruments wielded by those early pioneers. Capturing the essence of the hot-rodded “Super Strats” famously fitted with high-output pickups, big frets and locking tremolo systems — Iconic's own special twists and modern upgrades make the Evolution SD the ultimate high-performance tone machine!
- Swamp Ash Body — Great balance between brightness and warmth; optimal host for the flexible pickup configuration.
- Thin "D" Maple Neck — Addictive, shredder-friendly shape lets you play blazing riffs and leads without hindrance.
- 10-14” Compound Radius Fingerboard — Rounded at the lower end of the neck to make chords easier to fret, this radius flattens out the higher you go; making fast passages effortless to play.
- Iconic Revolution Assault Pickups — Project sizzling high-output tones, perfect for '80s metal and modern rock genres! Versatile HSS set gives you access to a wide palette of sounds.
- Push/Push Tone Knob — Allows you to coil-split the bridge humbucker and attain a spanky single-coil sound.
- Original Floyd Rose Tremolo — Dip and dive-bomb to your heart's content without losing tune. Recessed design allows you to pull up on the bar to raise the pitch too, as well as create choatic "flutter" effects!
- Iconic Locking Tuners — Locking design secures strings to makes changes fast and hassle-free, with less wraps required around the tuning posts.
- Handcrafted in the USA — Built in California for the most discerning of musicians, promising "unparalleled tone and unsurpassed quality" in the company's own words.
About Iconic Guitars
Hailing from sunny California, Iconic Guitars are a small team of custom shop guitar builders with a wicked sense of style. Their creations harness some of the high points of historic guitar building, all the while boasting extravagantly exotic finishes that you won't see anywhere else. These are some seriously unique instruments, hand-built to an unmistakeable high quality using top-notch woods, custom electronics and superior hardware.
- Body Wood: 2-Piece Swamp Ash
- Body Shape: Evolution
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
- Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Profile: Thin “D"
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Wood: Quartersawn Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: Compound 10"–14"
- Inlays: Black Dot
- Frets: 22, Nickel
- Nut: Floyd Rose Locking (R4)
- Headstock: Reversed
- Pickups: Iconic Revolution Assault HSS Set
- Controls: Master Volume, Push/Push Tone (for Coil-Splitting), 5-Way Blade-Style Pickup Selector Switch
- Bridge: Original Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo
- Tuners: Iconic-Branded Staggered Locking
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome-Style