Clipper Six

Different headstock shape from the other Clipper Series guitars.

Info from MAY 1987 GUITARIST MAG REVIEW Through body stringing 22 frets, ebony fingerboard, 24.75" scale. Body made from 'selected hardwoods'.

Gotoh machine heads, plastic nut.

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When is a humbucker not a humbucker? When it's on a Clipper Six. I thought originally that the two switches must be for phase and coil tap - they're not. The pickup is a humbucker wired as two separate single coil pickups, the two switches switch the two coils on or off. One end of each coil is permanently wired to earth, so the pickup will not function as a true humbucker.

(According to the August 1987 review the pickup is a humbucker. Either there had been a design change, or one review is wrong. If there was no design change then the earlier review is probably more accurate as the reviewer had obviously had a look at the wiring of the pickup)

RRP in May 1987 was £149 (Source - Clipper 6 review May 1987)

There are four models in the Clipper series, the CL2011, CL3012, CL4112 and Clipper Six The Cliper Six is the only Clipper model not to appear in the 1988 catalogue, presumably it was no longer in production. It may not have been available in the US (There is no mention of it in the pricelists) Originally made by Matsumoku - \ny models made after Jan 1987 will have been made in Korea.