HANSON “FIRENZE” bigsby
A rock machine that doesn't forget the clean tones
A look that is pure rock & roll but thoughtfully designed to take you from articulate clean tonality to room shaking crunch.
The “Firenze” guitar incorporates the best aspects of 25.5” scale bolt on classics, and adds our favorite appointments, pickups and of course style.
Starting with a vintage feeling 21-fret, Canadian-Maple neck, (Think late 60’s “C” neck) that feels exquisitely full, comfortable and above all plays and sounds great. The 4 and 2 headstock allows us to utilize silky-smooth, full-size enclosed gear tuners. A choice of Rosewood or Maple fingerboards rounds out your choice for tonal attack.
The Firenze utilizes a contoured offset body shape for comfort and cool looks. We chose Ash for this instrument for its consistency and tonal characteristics that match well with our pickups.
Speaking of pickups, we chose 3 vintage style Hanson “Blade” mini-humbuckers to combine quiet operation, with bright complex tones with plenty of “spank” but a bit fatter and hotter. The Firenze’s mini-‘buckers drive any tube amp into singing distortion with ease, and convoke comments like: “focused” “fiery” and “ballsy.”
Single volume and master tone is combined with a 5-way pickup selector switch to achieve the following positions:
Tone pro licensed adjust-o-matic fixed bridge with fat posts holds rock solid and allows for individual string intonation adjustments.
And of course the Firenze utilizes the classic Bigsby “horse shoe” style Vibrato tail piece, super cool for all types of music and a favorite of professionals for generations.
The Hanson “Firenze” delivers a unique punchy tone that that tonally sits between a PAF and a vintage single coil. This "missing link" quality truly makes the Firenze one versatile beast. Shimmering cleans, awesome crunch, high-gain distortion, all with hum-canceling operation, this guitar does it all with character and style!
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• Body: Ash
• Neck: bolt-on Maple
• Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple
• Scale: 25.5”
• Frets: Medium Jumbo
• Pickups: Hanson “Blade” Mini-humbuckers
• Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic fixed bridge, large posts
• Tail Piece: Bigsby “horse shoe” top mounted vibrato tail piece
• Tuners: Enclosed full size chrome
• Controls: Master Vol. Master Tone, 5 way pickup selector
Available in Midnight Blue Metallic or Candy Apple Red