Levinson Sceptre Ventana Standard Electric Guitar in Sonic Blue
Nestled between the coast and cliffs of Big Sur, Ventana has attracted novelists, poets , artists and filmmakers for almost a century. Orson Wells, Jack Kerouac and many others came here to seek inspiration and muse. This inspiration is the base of the Sceptre Ventana Series.
The Ventana is an elegant, slightly smaller and lighter contemporary instrument built on the foundation of a classic design. The body contours are smooth and organic, reflecting its custom build. All Ventana instruments feature the exclusive Levinson Convertible Pickup Routing develop for Blade Guitars. This allows you to use any pickup configuration from SSS to HSH without the unnecessary loss of body wood and tone.
The Levinson neck profile is comfortable and fast to play. Its amber satin finish glides under your hand and the profile fits your hand perfectly in any playing position. A tapered neck heel at the body give you better access to the upper registers of the 22 fret fingerboard. All necks feature a dual action truss rod for an optimal set up.
Custom wound Levinson pickups adorn all models and are fine-tuned to each instrument for the tone and frequency response you expect from an excellent instrument. Bell like highs, fat mids and smooth bass.
The Ventana Standard and Ventana Deluxe offer you the tonal versatility to meet the needs of the most demanding musicians. It is a tasteful instrument that awakens the desire to play.
Sporting a North American alder body, the Ventana delivers that sought after classic 60’s sound in a contemporary package. The North American hard maple neck is fitted with a black walnut fingerboard which has a 240mm/9.5” radius and a real bone nut. Three calibrated Levinson S-E1 single coil pickups feature ALNICO 5 magnets to deliver classic tone with solid top end bite to cut through while the custom 50mm magnet spacing of neck pickup ensures excellent string to string response. The middle position pickup is reverse wound/reverse poled for noiseless operation in positions 2 and 4.
The Ventana Standard carries a Wilkinson WOV 02 tremolo and die cast machineheads for smooth, effortless tuning. A modern classic for today’s demanding musicians.
BODY WOOD North American Alder
TUNERS 14:1 Die Cast
NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple
BRIDGE Wilkinson M Series WOV02
FINGERBOARD Black Walnut
PICKUPS 3 Levinson Single Coil
FINGERBOARD RADIUS 240mm
PICKGUARD Aged White
NUT WIDTH 42mm
STRINGS D'Addario Regular Light (.010 - .046)
NUT MATERIAL Bone
HEADSTOCK FINISH Natural Gloss
HARDWARE FINISH Chrome
FINISH Sonic Blue