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A "neo-bizarre" guitar? That's what boutique Japanese brand Oopegg label their flagship Trailbreaker Mark-I model! With head-turning retro style, highly-versatile electronics and modern construction tweaks — this incredibly unique, hand-made instrument can transcend practically any musical genre and is perfect for the guitar player after something a bit "different".
Reminiscent of '60s Japanese and American-made electric guitars that were weird and wonderful in equal measure, the Trailbreaker pays homage to the vintage icons of that era with its charming offset body shape, JM-style tremolo and curvy aluminium control plate. However, a raft of contemporary enhancements give today's guitarists plenty to smile about — including a luxurious Maple/Walnut neck with a 'Modern D' profile and contoured heel, medium jumbo frets, a flexible set of custom-wound pickups from Magneto Design Lab, 'Variety Control Switches' that allow for intuitive tone-shaping, Gotoh locking tuners and even 'Luminlay' side markers!
- Lightweight Alder Body — Classic guitar tonewood with balanced timbral qualities; a perfect sonic foundation for the versatile pickup set.
- 5-Ply Maple/Walnut Neck — Layered construction ensures rock-solid stability in changeable climates, with bright-sounding timbers and bolt-on joint yielding a fast and "snappy" note response.
- Modern "D" Profile — Neutral shape caters for various playing styles; it’s not too thick, too thin, or too flat.
- Medium Scale Length — Kalamazoo-inspired 24.75" scale gives the instrument forgiving string tension, for stress-free bending and wide vibrato.
- Thin Urethane Finish - Allows the body to breathe for improved resonance, with slippery matte neck finish enhancing playability.
- Contoured Heel — Effortless access to the higher register; all the way up to the 22nd fret!
- Rosewood Fingerboard — Smooth and silky material that adds dark complexities into the tonal mix; featuring a comfortable 12" radius.
- Medium Jumbo Frets — Modern size for a compliant feel and a thick boost in tone.
- Luminlay Side Dots — Glow-in-the-dark markers will always let you know where you're at, even on the most ill-lit stages!
- Halon Cold-Rolled Steel Bridge — Has a very low damping capacity, which ensures the best vibration transfer. Made in Greece to the highest of standards.
- Descendant Vibrato — Designed by Swope Guitars in the USA, this innovative tremolo lets you set the depth of the string plate below the plane of the body in order to get optimal downward pressure on the saddles without disturbing the string path from the bridge to the tailpiece. You can also adjust the arm tension!
- Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners — Locking design secures the strings to makes changes fast and hassle-free. Less wraps are required around the posts too; improving tuning stability.
- Oil-Bone Nut — Traditional, low-friction material minimises unwanted tuning slips and enhances sustain.
- Magneto Design Lab Pickups — Custom, hand-wound pickups from the USA. Voiced to produce vintage-esque sounds blossoming with character and clarity.
- Versatile Pickup Switching — Simple 3-way selector switch lets you isolate the neck and bridge pickups or combine the two, while the mini 3-way toggle allows you to add or "mix" the middle single-coil in to any of the main pickup positions, use it alone, or switch it off entirely.
- Passive Capacitor Filter — Push/pull tone pot reduces the output of the bridge and neck pickups by 20-30%, yielding a thinner sound akin to a single-coil.
- Volume Knob with Treble Bleed Circuit — Allows you to lower the instrument level without losing top-end bite.
- Ultrasuede Handmade Strap — Made from a fine material that's highly abrasion-resistant and strong. Perfectly complements the guitar's colour!
- Oopegg 'Business Class' Gig Case — Custom gig bag provides great protection; boasting a waterproof exterior, soft interior cushions and sizeable pockets for storing all of your guitar-playing essentials.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Finish: Thin Urethane
- Body Shape: Trailbreaker Mark-1
- Neck Wood: 5-Ply Maple/Walnut
- Neck Shape: Modern D
- Neck Finish: Thin Urethane Matte
- Neck Binding: Flamed Maple Natural
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerwood Wood: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Inlays: White Pearloid Dots
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Fret Sidemarkers: Luminlay
- Nut: Oil-Bone
- Neck Pickup: Magneto Design Lab Custom-Humbucker
- Middle Pickup: Magneto Design Lab 2-5-SC Hot Single-Coil
- Bridge Pickup: Magneto Design Lab Custom-Humbucker
- Controls: Volume with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone with Push/Pull Switch (Passive Capacitor Filter), 3-Way Pickup Selector Switch
- Additional Electronics: 3-Way Middle Pickup Selector Mini Toggle Switch (Up: Direct On, Middle: Mix with 3-Way Pickup Selector Switch, Down: Off)
- Hardware Colour: Chrome/Nickel
- Bridge: Halon 1060 Steel
- Tailpiece: Descendant Vibrato
- Tuners: Gotoh SD90-MG-T (Magnum Locking)
- Control Plate: Aluminium Silver
- Strap Pins: Oopegg Original
- Pickguard: White
- Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (10-46)
- Gig Bag: Oopegg 'Business Class' Gig Case
- Accessories: Oopegg 'Ultrasuede' Handmade Strap