Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD

Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Thru Dirty Blonde

The Shergold Masquerader is back! The Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD has been re-designed for the 21st century by British luthier Patrick James Eggle. The original Masquerader was used extensively by artists such as New Order, Joy Division and Genesis in the 1970’s and 80’s. This modern reinvention of an iconic British guitar makes a polite nod to its 1970’s heritage, then quickly heads off in its own new direction…

The Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD has a solid Mahogany body with shape & contours very similar to the original. The bolt-on neck has an unusual combination of solid Rosewood with a hand-burnished finish and also a Rosewood fingerboard. The scale length is 25.5″, 22 frets, inlays are hand-inlaid Aluminium lines. Hardware features a Tusq nut, a PJE design Shergold Custom T bridge with compensated brass saddles and staggered height, locking tuners. Pickups are a USA-made Seymour Duncan SP90 in the neck position and a TB4 Humbucker in the bridge – which has push/pull coil split on the tone knob.

Shergold guitars were produced in the ’70s and ’80s and had a unique tonal palette and visual style. Bernard Sumner used the Shergold Masquerader on the 1979 album “Unknown Pleasures” by Joy Division and later in New Order. Mike Rutherford had a custom Shergold double-neck while in Genesis. The guitars had a definite ’70s British look to them, but disappeared from most people’s attention once the company stopped production in the early 1980s. Recently, the brand was bought by Barnes and Mullins in the UK.

Re-designed for the 21st Century in the United Kingdom by British guitar luthier Patrick James Eggle, the Shergold Masquerader captures the very essence of British Rock ‘n’ Roll. The guitars are built in Indonesia and are inspected and set up by Patrick and his team before leaving the warehouse in the UK.

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Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Solid Battleship Grey
Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Thru-Cherry
Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Thru Dirty Blonde
  • Body Material: solid Mahogany
  • Body Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
  • Scratchplate: Genuine Bakelite (Brushed Silver on Thru-Black models)
  • Backplate / Control Cover: Genuine Bakelite (Brushed Silver on Thru-Black models)
  • Neck Fixing: Bolt-On
  • Scale Length: 648mm / 25.5″
  • Neck Material: Solid Rosewood
  • Neck Colour: Natural Rosewood
  • Neck Finish: Hand Burnished
  • Truss Rod: 2 Way
  • Logo: Enamel Shergold Shield
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 305mm / 12″
  • Fingerboard Binding: Rosewood
  • Fret Wire: Hard Nickel
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Fret Markers: Hand-inlaid Aluminium lines
  • Side Position Markers: Hand-inlaid Aluminium lines
  • Nut: Graphtec Black Tusq
  • Nut Width: 42.5mm
  • Number of Pickups: 2
  • Pickup (Neck): USA Seymour Duncan SP90-1n
  • Pickup (Bridge): USA Seymour Duncan TB-4
  • Controls: 1 x Volume A500K / 1 x Tone A500K (push/pull coil split) / 3 position switch
  • Bridge: PJE Design Shergold Custom T
  • Bridge Saddles: Compensated Brass
  • Machineheads: Staggered Height Locking
  • Machinehead Buttons: Large Black
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Control Knobs: Bell-Type – Black with silver cap
  • String Ferrules: Flush fitting – Chrome
  • Strap Buttons: Japanese Turned Aluminium
  • Weight: 3.18kg / 7lbs
  • Colours: Thru-Cherry, Thru-Black, Thru-Dirty Blonde, Solid Battleship Grey
  • Country manufactured: Indonesia with set up & finish in UK
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