52 Guitars, week 49—James Trussart Steeldeville

I love guitars. I also love metal (the heavy kind in particular). Imagine a guitar that combines those two loves into one awesome piece of music making gear. Imagine no more! The James Trussart SteelDeville is that piece of gear. It’s also the guitar that is more than one guitar. Spend a few moments watching the gallery cycle through on the official website and you’ll see what I mean. Each guitar is a unique piece of metalwork mastery.

Each guitar has the following things in common:

  • Hollow steel body
  • Bolt on maple neck with maple, rosewood or ebony fretboard options
  • Tune-o-matic or Bigsby bridge options
  • two volume and two tone controls
  • Arcane Inc humbuckers by default (optional TV Jones pickups)

Apart from that, each guitar’s particular finish is unique. The weight of each guitar is also different as the amount of perforation in the design affects the finished product. Bridge and pickups also make a difference to the guitar’s weight. I just love the different finishes each steel guitar has. Like the look of an alligator skin finish on a guitar with a rusty appearance? That can be done. Prefer the look of a silver engraved paisley guitar? That’s also achievable.

If it was me building one of these custom masterpieces, I’d go with a rusty appearance over a flame engrave pattern. But it’s hard to know for sure. If you haven’t discovered the full gallery over at James Trussart Custom Guitars yet, make sure you do. These guitars are simply amazing and beautiful.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

James Trussart Steeldeville (weathered)
James Trussart Steeldeville (weathered)

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