Pickups

Before any pickup is mounted on an Excalibur it's entirely controlled. Each pole is adjusted so that it has a balanced output level. Another small but important detail is that most standard humbuckers have two adjustment screws, but we took the time to add a third screw so that height or tilt adjustments can be made easily and an equal distance between the strings and the coils can be achieved.

Sound

We could go into a lengthy description of the numerous sound possibilities the Excalibur can give you, but we seriously think the best thing is to get your hands on one and hear for yourself.

Excalibur Supra, Excalibur Special and Surfreter

These models can be equipped with 5 types of DiMarzio pickups :
The Tone Zone
This humbucker was selected for its powerful crunch and its "kick hard" dose of midrange and bass.
PAF Pro
This humbucker was selected for its classic vintage tone, its versatility and definition.
FS-1
This classic single-coil was selected for its attack and is combined with the Tone Zone and PAF Pro.HS-1 This vertical single-coil delivers a crisp, clean and noise free traditional single-coil sound.
Half Track
A Vigier special designed by DiMarzio. Compared to the HS-1, this side by side humbucker delivers more output and better definition.

Electronics

We sprayed a shielder inside the electronic cavity as well as on the pickguard to reduce hum when playing at high volumes. The wiring is meticulously done and our brand choices for electronic parts are DiMarzio and Switchcraft. The controls are comprised of volume, tone, and a five-way switch that allow you to select or combine the pickups as follows:

•2 HUMBUCKERS & 1 SINGLE-COIL

•2 SINGLE - COILS & 1 HUMBUCKER

•3 SINGLE-COILS

1 Humbucker in neck position

1 Single-coil in neck position 

1 Neck position

2 Single-coil in neck & middle position

2 Single-coil in neck and middle position

2 Neck and middle position

3 Single-coil in neck & bridge position

3 Single-coil in neck and bridge position 

3 Neck and bridge position

4 Single-coil in bridge & middle position

4 Single-coil in bridge and middle position

4 Bridge and middle position

5 Humbucker in bridge position

5 Humbucker in bridge position

5 Bridge position


Instead of having just the middle pickup alone ( position 3), the 5-way switch has been wired to connect the bridge and neck pickup together.

Output

To prevent your guitar cable from being pulled out while you’re playing, or connect a transmitter, we recessed the output jack into the edge of the body