The Madtown® Gravelcaster offers up an impressive host of solutions for the modern player. It sports our custom neck profile and wider nut width, a 10"-16" compound fingerboard radius and 22 frets. The custom Madtown control plates are designed to give the player more room between the switch and knob, while the Skidplate and sculpted rear body contour system provides for a much greater level of upper register fingerboard access and player comfort than has ever been offered before.
The Gravelcaster bodies are crafted with a solid 1 or 2 piece select body with an occasional book-matched select figured top. Species include Swamp Ash, Black Limba, Mahogany, and Alder.
Standard necks are crafted of hard eastern maple with maple or rosewood fingerboards and fretted with Jescar 47104 or 57110 nickel silver fret wire with hidden tangs. Solid 1/4" inch thick fingerboards have a compound 10-16" radius. Black or clay dot inlays. 25.5” scale length and Madtown's custom C profile. Measuring .812” at the first fret and .895” at the 12th. Fitted with a genuine bone nut with a width of 1.725". 22 frets and a spoke style, two-way adjustable rod.
The Gravelcaster is offered in our special thin satin/semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. These finishes characteristics will vary depending on color. Expect to find variety from occasional checks in warm and inviting natural tones to heavily checked-lightly aged blondes and solid colors, as well as gloss finishes.
The tuning machines are nickel Kluson Supreme 18:1 ratio. The bridges are nickel Gotoh or a stainless steel Callaham with brass or stainless compensated saddles. Custom Madtown® nickel control plates and Skidplates are standard equipment on all Madtown® Gravelcaster guitars.
The Gravelcasters are loaded with factory direct matched pairs of Lindy Fralin Pickups. Typically either Blues Specials or the Steel Pole 43's. There are some humbucker models and other variants as well.
All Madtown® Guitars are crafted using genuine Emerson Pro CTS potentiometers, Emerson Pro capacitors, premium Oak Grigsby selector switches, and Switchcraft jacks. All components are tested in-house before use.
All Madtown® Guitars are strung using DR VERITAS VTE- 10 Handmade Quantum Nickel strings, and ship with 2 additional sets.
A custom Madtown® designed G&G Quality Case is standard with all Madtown® Guitars. Our G&G Quality cases are built to custom spec using actual full scale mock templates we made for them to ensure proper, snug fit.
These are just some of the finishes we offer on the Gravelcasters. We apply solid colors, transparent colors, as well as Madtown® original schemes.
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