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Feline Lion 25th Anniversary Model

Hard to believe it's been 25 years since we first put the Feline name on the headstock of a guitar
Once again I've chosen to make some special guitars to celebrate this milestone.
Once again we've decided to utilise our Flagship Lion model as the basis for these guitars and features all MY favourite features - based on what I have found makes for an incredibly sensitive and responsive guitar.

We will be building some with a full arched top , but also some others with a flat top - similar to our Premium version of the Lion Cub but with all the trimmings.

We also decided to team up with our good friends at ThorpyFX to include a very limited version of their fabulous Peacekeeper pedal with a special livery making it an exclusive pedal to match the guitars.

Price will be £4000 for the arch top version and £3700 for the flat top version

Pictures of the Archtop models in progress

Our exquisite Archtop version is similar to our Lion Supreme offering but with a couple of twists.
Topped with ultra premium 5A Quilted maple
Pickups are Oil City MasterwoundPat '63 in models 1,2,4 and 5.
Number 4 we have some Oil City Masterwound Blackbirds.
Individual volume and tone controls with a 3 way switch will access a wide range of tones
The boards on these are lovely black ebony loaded with Jescar 6000 size fretwire

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Pictures of the Fabulous Flattop models in progress

Our flat top version is similar to our Lion Cub Supreme offering but with a couple of twists.
Obviously they are topped in the same ultra premium 5A Quilted maple
But they come with a different pickup choice - we are having a vintage style PAF at the bridge and a classic P90 at the neck.
We elected to use a Bare Knuckle Pickups Mule at the bridge and a Bare Knuckle Blue Note P90 for the neck choice
Individual volume and tone controls with a 3 way switch will access a wide range of tones
The boards on these are lovely dark rosewood loaded with Jescar 6100 size fretwire

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Pictures of the Prototype archtop

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25th Anniversary Feline Lion Specs

So what goes into the specification that I've dreamt up for this project?
It's like a culmination of all my favourite features and upgrade tweaks that make for a super responsive and articulate guitar.
Lets have a look at what makes it so good: (we've reused some pics from the 20th series till we have dedicated 25th series shots)

Neck

Pearl Inlaid feline Logo

Ebony or rosewood headstock fascia

Ivoroid binding

Graphtech Ratio machineheads

Light weight & precise tuning
Smoother and easier dialling in for G string and low E

Earvana Compensated Tuning Nut

Guitar is more in-tune with itself

Ebony fingerbioard on the archtops and Rosewood Fingerboard on the flat-tops

Art Deco Mother of Pearl/ Paua Abalone inlays

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Ivoroid Binding

Black Tahiti Pearl side dots inlaid

Easy to see and reflect light in dim lighting conditions

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3 Piece quartersawn mahogany neck

Neck profile is between 58 and 60 LP neck specs

Deep set full width tenon

Very strong and great tonal transfer

Feline all access neck joint

Total ease of access to top frets

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Ebony Fingerboard - 24.75" scale length
Jim Dunlop 6000 gauge frets on the archtops

Rosewood Fingerboard - 24.75" scale length
Dunlop 6100 frets on the flattops

Fabulous fretjob - superb action

Body and Electrics

Exquisite Quilted Maple

Quite a variation throughout the dozen guitars

Something for everyone

Bodies carefully chambered to achieve uniform target weight of between 8-9 lbs

Careful chambering also enhances tone

TonePros Bridge - locks solid on posts

TonePros split tailpiece studs - 100% coupling of strings

Leightweight aluminium tailpiece for more sizzle

Custom Wound Pickups - hand-made in UK

Archtops fitted with Oil City Masterwound Pat63 set

Flattops fitted with Bare Knuckle Mule & BlueNote P90

 

Special 550k ohm CTS/Bare Knuckle volume & tone pots

Jensen Paper in Oil capacitors

0.022uF on bridge pickup & 0.015uF on neck pickup

50s style wiring - more clarity/less treble loss

switchcraft switch and jack

Laser etched anodised aluminium rear cover plates

We've shown a 20th series one till the 25th series ones are made

Nickel screening in all cavities for reduced risk of hum

Also Supplied:

Feline Branded Hiscox Liteflite case

Special custom leather tool pouch

Custom Limited Edition Thorpy FX Peacekeeper Pedal

Certificate of Authenticity

 

 

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