The Rebel Custom Guitars "Flaming Star" is a very versatile, strat based guitar featuring switch options found in very premium instruments and demonstrates that even a junior, lower priced instrument can sound great with the right setup.
The body is basswood which is also used in many Ibanez guitars including signature series as in Joe Satriani.
The neck is Canadian Maple and the fretboard is a nice thick piece of rosewood with 22 jumbo nickel frets.
The guitar has 2 humbucking pickups that are selected via a 3 position selector switch (Position 1 = Bridge, Position 2 = Bridge + Neck and Position 3 = Neck).
The pickups are further enhanced by additional switching which isn't found even on premium guitars.
1) Push/Pull Pot in the Volume Knob = Pull up to connect the pickups in Series, Push down to connect in standard Parallel.
2) Push/Pull Pot in the Tone Knob = Pull up to connect the Bridge pickup Out of Phase with the Neck pickup.
3) 2 * Toggle switch = Switch Up to connect the COILS of each pickup in Parallel, Switch Down to connect the COILS of the pickups in Series and Switch to the middle position to Single coil tap the pickup.
The flame print and deep gloss paintwork on the guitar, plus the natural feeling neck are all an incredible surprise for a guitar of this cost level.
The .009 gauge D'Addario strings connect via a standard Fender style bridge and tune via modern quality Gotoh tuners.
Price includes a soft case and strap.
Quick soundcheck video available here: