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James Trussart Steel Guardcaster #17114, Blue Rose on Driftwood with Bigsby, Pre-Owned

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  • Steel Guardcaster #17114
  • Blue Rose Steel Pickguard on Driftwood Body
  • '62 Neck Profile with Pau Ferro Fingerboard
  • 6.0lbs
  • T-Armond Pickups
  • Includes James Trussart Hard Case with Signed Certificate

 

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Originally purchased from our first batch of James Trussart Guitars, this guitar has now come back in to our store from one of our very good customers, and is a slightly altered form from how it was originally - It now has had a Bigsby fitted. We have to say, we think it suits the guitar exceptionally!

The guitar is in as-new condition and has been incredibly well looked after during its brief ownership and now poses an excellent opportunity to purchase and make a saving from its original new price. 

The guitar is light and the rounded satin neck profile and smooth edges make it a joy to play.

About

Trussart has become known for his exceptionally designed electric guitars which have not just broken the mould on guitar design, but have effectively taken the Rule Book and thrown it right out of the window - With incredible effect and results! Utilising steel as the main material of choice, the tone of these uniquely crafted is simply incredible and Trussart guitars have become regularly acquired by some of the biggest names in the guitar world, including Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Jack White, Charlie Sexton, Daniel Lanois, Marc Ribot, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Sonny Landreth, Joe Perry, Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, The Roots, and many, many more. 

So, how about adding your name to that list? 

Available to try and buy in our Ormskirk store. 

Specification

  • Blue Roses Driftwood SteelGuardCaster
  • Driftwood Finish
  • 62 Maple/Pao Ferro Neck
  • T-Armond Pickups
  • 6 LBS
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck with Recessed Steel Head Cap
  • Neck Shape - '62
  • Pau Ferro Fingerboard. 
  • 25-1/2" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Wide Nut - 10" Radius
  • Frets #6105 (narrow-tall) 
  • 3 or 6 Saddle Vintage Bridge
  • Tone Pro® / Kluson® Tuners 
  • Arcane Inc. Single Coils
  • Setup with Dunlop 10 to 46 gauge strings (other gauges available upon request)
  • Made In USA
  • Patents Pending
  • Includes a James Trussart signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • High quality G&G® Hard Case

James Trussart is one of the few builders who has broken the mold of traditional guitar making. Working with steel as the primary material, he produces guitars that are as unique in appearance as they are in tone. 

Trussart is a musician-turned-luthier. The French native began his career as a fiddler, accompanying Cajun singer-songwriter Zachary Richard in the late '70s, before turning his attention to crafting violins and later guitars (in the 1980s). From his Los Angeles home and workshop (where he has resided since 2000), Trussart crafts custom steel-bodied guitars, basses, and violins in a dazzling array of finishes, reminiscent of shiny chrome resonator instruments and rusty, weathered, fossilized discarded machinery. The tone is so distinctive that Trussart guitars have become 'must-have' instruments in the arsenals of influential artists including Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Jack White, Charlie Sexton, Daniel Lanois, Marc Ribot, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Sonny Landreth, Joe Perry, Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, The Roots, and many, many more. 

“I've always liked the look and feel of old guitars, believing them to have a life beyond that of their creator, and I wanted to somehow emulate that effect of age and history on my own guitars. I wanted to make a guitar that came with a history and a slight element of neglect, of decay, so it had a personality of its own.”


Trussart's creations are designed to have the look and feel of a vintage instrument with the added appeal of metal construction. His "Rust-O-Matic" technique (a term coined by Billy Gibbons regarding Trussart's unique finishes) involves leaving the guitar body exposed to the elements for several weeks, allowing it to corrode before treating it to stop the corrosion. He then sands it to replicate years of distress, and then finishes it with a clear satin coat. 

Many of the Trussart models feature patterns either engraved or literally imprinted into the metal bodies or on the pickguard or headstock. Engraved skulls, roses, and tribal art are some of the more common themes, while others feature textures of alligator skin or plant materials. He literally 'sandwiches' the metal with the alligator skin and lets it sit in water for several days. 

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

Need to know more? Just e-mail us at: sales@soundaffectsmusic.com or call us on 01695-570023