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Listed below are the Standard options that come on all Scott French Musical Instruments. Click each line for more information on that feature. For more information on model specific options visit the Guitar or Bass pages.

Scott French Braille Logo
The Scott French Braille logo designed by Cody Dingle is laid into the headstock face using aluminum, stainless steel, or brass solid rivets. The logo represents the physical connection between a musician and his instrument. In other words, the parts of the instrument you can feel like body weight, balance, neck carves and fret end treatments are very important to the Scott French philosophy.
Scarf-Jointed / Tapered Thickness Headstock
All Scott French instruments are scarf jointed in a manner that overcomes the common problem of end grain breakage at the headstock you often see on angled back instruments. In addition to this the headstock is also slightly tapered to be thinner at the end to help absorb some of the shock if the instrument is dropped on its neck.
Matching Headstock and Heel
Standard solid matching headstock and heel or the optional multi-laminate ones (to match neck) are offered. The headcap and heelcap will also match as will the optional fingerboard binding if chosen.
Individual String Guides w/Zero Fret
Open notes sound the same as fretted notes with a Zero Fret. Directly mounted Individual String Guides are solidly mated with the neck. The elements are round to match the circular theme established with the Braille logo, truss rod cover, tuner posts, knobs, etc. They also help avoid the ugly butt joints usually used with normal bar shaped nuts.
Multi-Laminate Neck
The ability to carefully select the grain orientation for each section of the neck is a great advantage of laminated necks. Adding a small amount of stiffer, heavier wood can strengthen the neck without adding a large amount of weight.
Set-Neck Joint
Bolt-on and thru-body neck joints both have their high and low points. Set-neck construction takes the best of both methods and avoids many of the inherent problems of the others. Thru-body neck joints offer great sustain and smooth heel transitions, but because the bridge is attached to the neck blank the body wings are almost completely eliminated from the sound palate. Thru-body instruments also tend to be overly heavy with all that extra strong (heavy) neck stock in the body. Bolt-on joints allow for the body to be part of the sound palate, but the bolting area tends to be bulky making higher frets access difficult. Set-neck construction allows for a smooth neck joint with easy fret access while keeping the body wood in the sound palate.
Carved Top over a ''Tuning Fork'' style Hollow Body
Each ergonomic body has a 3/4'' thick carved top and standard round over edge. Optional top binding is available to match the fingerboard binding and/or headcap/heelcap. The 1 1/2'' thick body is hollowed to save weight and increase response. The ''Tuning Fork'' style chambering is used to avoid feedback at high volumes. The electronics are run through the neck pickup route to avoid an unsightly rear access control cavity cover.
Versatile Humbucking Electronics
Two dual coil pickups are used for their high output and quiet operation. A 3-way pickup selector with a series/single/parallel switch for each pickup is standard. A 6-position rotary pickup selector is offered for cleaner looks and easier use. 500k resistance pots are used, the volume with a .001 µF treble bypass cap and the tone using a .043 µF cap.
Standard Features
MODIFIED 2007-04-09 23:57:02