The 9.5″-radius Rosewood fretboard features medium Dunlop 6105 frets that were polished and nicely leveled, along with a bone nut and clay dot inlays. Electronics are a Seymour Duncan ’54 Vintage pickup in the bridge, a Duncan Alnico II in the neck, master volume/tone and three-way pickup selector all neatly wired in a well-shielded control cavity.
In the spirit of the custom guitar concept, Gigliotti offers three nut widths (15/8″, 111/16″, 13/4″), a range of neck radii, and four neck profiles. Our tester had the 111/16″ nut width and Gigliotti’s 1″ “Fatback” neck profile, which is very round and does not taper from the nut to the neck/body joint. Even though we’re more apt to go for a thinner C shape, we found this to be surprisingly comfortable.
The semi-hollow body design is lightweight, and its brass top does indeed proffer a nice acoustic resonance.