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Hanson “Cigno ST”

The “Cigno ST” is inspired by elements found on some of the most artfully designed guitars of yesterday.  However, the Hanson Cigno ST is no pawn-shop-prize knock off. Aesthetically its retro shape recalls the Italian side of the late 50’s early 60’s electric guitar revolution. However, that is where the similarities stop. Utilizing a solid Mahogany body and set-neck design (the gold standard for complex sustaining tone), the “Cigno ST” has a familiar feel and form factor. The neck shape is all “early 60s ‘paul” but with a re-enforced volute for strength. Rosewood fingerboard and pearl “block” inlays are standard on the “Cigno ST”. The back painted gold “plexi” pick guard is another cool retro touch. 

Since Hanson is also a pickup company, the pickup decision was very important to us. For the “Cigno ST” we chose one of our personal favorites, the classic P90; but wound our own way for incredible complexity and power. A 3-pickup array was also chosen for an extra wide palette of tonalities.  Single volume and master tone is combined with a 5-way pickup selector switch to achieve the following positions:

TonePros licensed adjust-o-matic fixed bridge with fat posts holds rock solid and allows for individual string intonation adjustments. A TonePros licensed fixed tail piece ensures maximum sustain and stability.

The Verdict:

The Hanson “Cigno ST” delivers a complex “focused” tone that will drive any tube amp into creamy distortion with ease, but also possesses best of class, full-range clean tones. The “Cigno ST” is ready to conquer any sized stage, from school or church, night club, theater, arena or stadium. It’s easy on the eyes, and easy on the bank account!

  • Body: Bound Mahogany
  • Neck: Set neck bound Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Pearl Block Markers
  • Scale: 24.75”
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: Hanson Designed P90s
  • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic
    fixed bridge, large posts
  • Tail Piece: TonePros License stop
    tail piece
  • Tuners: Enclosed full size chrome
  • Controls: Master Vol. Master Tone,
    5 way pickup selector

Direct Price $599.00

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