Qian - vintage beige

This Qian is an awesome looking guitar. Marcel Dreta is a guitar teacher from Switzerland. He wanted to have a Qian with a vintage look. Some details were changed, for example a brass nut was installed on that guitar, so that the Sound is a little bit brighter than the sound with a graph tech saddle.

The pickguard was planed to be white, but look at it in detail, you will notice a structure equal to carbon-fiber. It was made out of white texalium.

Concerning the pickups we chose the standard Humbuckers as that is a great combination for all sounds. All in all this is a great guitar with both bright single coil sounds and by using the resonance poti warmer sounds. Using the humbuckers, you get great distortion sounds.






Marcel Dreta catched up the guitar himself. You get more information about Marcel Dreta here:








Shape: Qian

Tuners: Schaller M6 locking

saddle: brass nut

bridge: Wilkinson VS100

neck construction : multiple bolt-on with 5 screws and higher access

wood: one piece european ash body ; birdseye maple neck; birdseye maple fretboard

pickguard: white texalium

finish: body and head in vintage beige, high gloss; neck and fretboard oiled and waxed

Pickups: Seymour Duncan SH-10 Full Shred Bridge and Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz Model Neck

Potis: Volume; resonance switch





pickup switching:

Position 1: bridge humbucker

Position 2: upper bridge coil as single coil

Position 3: splitted neck pickup (upper coil) and splitted bridge pickuo (lower coil) parallel with humbucking effect

Position 4: upper neck coil as single coil

Position 5: neck humbucker



More Photos: All Photos were made by the german photographer Janosch Simon. You can see more of his work here: