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New James Trussart Guitars Just Arrived!

Since the 1980s, James Trussart has been one of the most innovative and distinctive luthiers in the world of the Electric Guitar, using and engraving Steel to make the bodies of his guitars, winding his own pickups and capturing and feeling a sound entirely of his own.

Playing a Trussart guitar is a singular experience, with the Hollow Steel body resonating and moving in a way no traditional electric guitar can emulate and translating those qualities into a remarkably musical and inspiring amplified sound. There's no wonder they've found their way into the hands of some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Bob Dylan to Billy Gibbons and countless others between.

The arrival of new guitars from James is always an exciting venture, and the three that came through our doors this week were exactly that. With two SteelCasters, one of which a Deluxe, and our first ever Steel O'Matic it was clear from the start that many hours would be lost in the showroom exploring all the vast range of tones and voices available from these remarkable instruments.

Find a detailed rundown of our new James Trussart Custom Guitars below;

James Trussart Steel O'Matic Electric Guitar, Antique Silver Paisley - £4,650

Designed in collaboration with Richard Fortus of Guns'n'Roses and hand built by the team at James Trussart's workshop, this remarkable S-Type guitar features elements of James' signature and innovative techniques in tandem with a host of well considered tweaks that make for a formidable and versatile instrument.

Built in Sugar Pine for the body with a Steel top and bolted on Maple neck, the Steel O'Matic brings a hit of the iconic Trussart sound to the world of the S-Type. The reverse headstock offers piano-like string tension with a longer run on the bass end and vice versa with the treble strings, giving you a balanced and responsive feel under the left hand.

The pickups are a set of Hand Wound Arcane single coils that deliver notably vintage tones, but with the bridge pickup reversed and wired in to the tone control, there's a whole range of inspiring tones in an area S-Types can often fall short in.

This stunning instrument comes in a G&G Custom Hardcase.

  • Grey 'Driftwood' Sugar Pine Body
  • Recessed Steel Top and Pickguard
  • Maple Neck w/ '62 Profile
  • Reverse Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • 1 5/8" Nut Width
  • 10" Fretboard Radius
  • 6105 Frets
  • Synchronised Vintage Style Tremolo
  • 1xVolume, 2xTone and 5-Way Switch
  • Arcane Hand Wound Strat Pickups w/ Reverse Bridge Pickup
  • G&G Hardcase

James Trussart SteelCaster Deluxe, Cream on Roses Rust O'Matic - £4,250

This gorgeous instrument is a SteelCaster Deluxe hand built by legendary French Luthier James Trussart out in his Los Angeles Workshop.
Featuring a Hollow Steel body with a bolted on, Red-Stained Maple neck and Pau Ferro Fretboard, the Deluxe is one of James' most iconic guitars and feels like just about nothing else.
With inspiring resonance and wonderful acoustic qualities, upon plugging the guitar in it becomes instantaneously clear why Trussart Guitars are favoured by such a huge range of critically acclaimed artists and, for lack of a more suitable word, Rockstars.
The pickup combination in this instrument yields everything from classic T-Style twang and snap in the bridge through to smooth, creamy tones in the neck with the articulation and range of the UltraTron blending seamlessly with the cutting midrange of the Bridge in unison.
Trussart Guitars come in a G&G Hardcase.
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck with Recessed Steel Head Cap (Stained - Red)
  • Neck Shape - '62
  • Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • 25-1/2" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Wide Nut
  • 9" Radius
  • Frets #6105 (narrow-tall)
  • 3 Saddle Vintage Bridge
  • Tone Pro® / Kluson® Tuners
  • Arcane Inc. Single Coil in Bridge Position and Arcane Inc. UltraTron in Neck
This extraordinary instrument is a SteelCaster electric guitar hand built by legendary French Luthier James Trussart out in his Los Angeles Workshop.
The guitar marries a Hollow Steel body with a vintage profiled, red stained Maple neck topped with a gorgeous Pau Ferro fingerboard. The pickups in this instance are a combination of the traditional Arcane Inc. Single Coil in the bridge position and a Gold Foil in the neck.
The Hollow Steel body offers a resonance and feel unlike anything else, with touch sensitive response and truly inspiring acoustic qualities that translate beautifully into the amplified tone. The '62 neck carve makes for an effortless playing experience all across the registers of the guitar.
The pickup combination yields classic T-Style twang and bite in the bridge position, with the Gold Foil pickup in the neck position emanating a monumental dynamic range with crystal clear clarity and definition whether running into a clean or driven amplifier.
James Trussart guitars come in a G&G Hardcase.
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck with Recessed Steel Head Cap (Stained - Red)
  • Neck Shape - '62
  • Pau Ferro Fingerboard
  • 25-1/2" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Wide Nut
  • 9" Radius
  • Frets #6105 (narrow-tall)
  • 3 Saddle Vintage Bridge
  • Tone Pro® / Kluson® Tuners
  • Arcane Inc. Single Coil in Bridge Position, Gold Foil in Neck
  • Weight 7.1 to 8.1 pounds depending on perforation and pickup options

For more information on James Trussart Custom Guitars, don't hesitate to send an email to hello@thenorthamericanguitar.com or phone in on 0207 835 5597.

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