French luthier James Trussart is a vintage Telecaster collector and a custom electric guitar builder who began building in 1980, and rose to some notice during the 1980s in Paris. Recently has moved his headquarters from France to California.
Inspired by the metal-bodied designs of the Thirties Nationals, this custom model is designed to have the look and feel of a vintage instrument with the added appeal of a metal contruction. It delivers a uniquely announciated sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the hollow steel body, can range from sweet, crystal clear tones to aggressive full crunch.
The body is hollow steel, with a wooden block under the bridge and a steel neck block. Pickups are the well known Duncan Antiquities. The neck is made of koa, with a satin finish, and a rosewood fingerboard. This is one of the most comfortable guitar necks ever. The scale is 25-1/2", a wee bit shorter than a standard Tele, which facilitates neato Tele string bending tricks.
Guitar currently built (handmade) in Los Angeles, CA. Previously built in Paris, France.