This is a used 2006 James Trussart SteelCaster (Telecaster) electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 06 087, is in mint all original condition showing no signs of wear anywhere on the guitar including the frets and back of the neck. With other examples selling for $4,000 – $5,000 new, take advantage of this guitar while it’s still available.
This guitar shows no signs of wear anywhere on the guitar including the frets and back of the neck. This model rarely comes with a maple neck, which is odd because the Trussart body design is highly complemented with his fabulous maple neck.
Trussart guitars are the epitome of functional art, and this guitar was born at the intersection of form and function with equal parts contributing to his masterpiece. They are truly amazing looking, but are somehow amazing instruments as well. And while they are inspired by traditional design, Trussart is one of very few makers to truly bring such classic ideals into a contemporary and relevant scene.
The SteelCaster has the look and feel of a vintage instrument with while also featuring the exclusive hollow steel body and custom metal appointments. The steel, while also being the perfect medium to display the beautiful Trussart custom finishes, also has tonal advantages. The Trussart SteelCaster tone is a uniquely enunciated sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the hollow steel body can range from sweet, crystal clear tones to aggressive screaming lead tones.
The construction of these instruments is only half of the story, the other half is the finish, every instrument comes with a history and a slight element of neglect, of decay, so it has a personality of itâs own. This example features the rusty finish which displays swirling textured patterns of rust and âRust O Maticâ finishes named by Billy Gibbons, which are created using a proprietary technique that uses real alligator skins making a gator skin pattern in the rust.
Trussart guitars have found their way into the hands of many guitarists including Billy Gibbons, Robert Cray, Tom Morello (Rage against the Machine, Audioslave), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pearl Jam, Marc Ribot, Metallica and Joe Perry, to name only a few.
Additional features include:
â¢ Bolt-On Maple Neck (Vintage Yellow stained)
â¢ Neck Shape – ’62 thin
â¢ Maple Fingerboard
â¢ 25-1/2″ Scale
â¢ 1-5/8″ Wide Nut
â¢ 9″ Radius
â¢ Frets #6105 (narrow-tall)
â¢ 6 Saddle Vintage Bridge
â¢ Tone ProÂ® / KlusonÂ® Tuners
â¢ Arcane Inc. Single Coils
â¢ Weight 7 lbs 15 oz
â¢ Made In America