Clipper 4112

Clipper seriesClipper series head

H/S/S Alnico pickups, Bendmaster Deluxe trem with locking nut, triangular neck inlays, black binding on the body. Individual on/off switches for the single coil pickups, 3 way on/off/coil tap switch for the humbucker.

The numbering system for the Clipper series is quite straightforward. The first digit is the number of pickup coils on the guitar  (2, 3 or 4)  the next three describe the pickups from neck to bridge (1 for single coil, 2 for humbucker). If there are only 2 pickups, the second digit is 0. There are four models in the Clipper series, the CL2011, CL3012, CL4112 and Clipper Six   See also the 1988 catalogue As far as I can tell the Clipper series were manufactured during 1987/88, they may only have been available in the UK/Europe, there is no mention of them in the US pricelists. Although the first Clipper model (The Clipper Six) was originally produced by Matsumoku the vast majority of Clipper models were made in Korea

At some point the specifications changed - the one below has the TRS-101 trem system and locking nut