The Patriot Enlightened is the lightweight version of our Patriot. Created as part of the Enlightened Collection, this is the outcome of two years of development as we committed to developing an ultralight guitar without the normal compromises. The Patriot Enlightened weighs 6 pounds or less without the past drawbacks of a lightweight guitar.
Great 8 Mod
The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?
In creating the Enlightened collection, we carefully selected a new tone wood, red cedar. This member of the mahogany family delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We reduced weight further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. To avoid neck-dive, which is common on lighter instruments, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement. The end result is a lightweight guitar that is well balanced, fun to play, and sounds great.
The pickups on the Patriot Enlightened are based on the popular Rockfield® SWC pickups, but they have been voiced specifically for the Enlightened models, working perfectly with the new properties of the wood and construction of this guitar. We added our Great 8 Mod, allowing you to go from humbucker to single coil tone using the two provided push-pull pots.
Top: Quilt Maple
Body: Red Cedar
Binding: Classic Cream, Triple Bound
Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48cm
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Truss Rod Type Dual Action
Neck Profile Modern C LEARN MORE
Nut Material: Fast Black Nylon
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: D'Addario EXL120 (.009-.042)
Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod - Neck Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Bridge Volume (push/pull coil tap), plus Master Tone
Electronics: Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Neck Pickup: Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Colored
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Colored
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
Bridge Type: Tune-O-Matic with String-Thru-Body