Just got my Trussart Steel Caster, WOW!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Docgab, May 12, 2006.

  1. Docgab

    Docgab Member

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    First of all, wlecome back to TGP. Thanks for all of the hard work to all of those who got it up and running!

    I got my Steel Caster about a week ago. Rusty, solid top, holey back. I was some what doubtful of these guitars at first. How good can a steel hollow body sound anyway? No wood!

    Curiousity got the better of me and I am glad that it did. Not only is the guitar a work of art, it plays great. Just for fun I swapped out the stock pups (sound good in their own right) for a pair of custom wound Lollars for GVCG. They took the guitar to the next level.

    This guitar has one of the thickest tele sounds that I have ever heard. Great sustain and tone. Not at all metalic. No problem with feedback even at rather high levels of volume and fuzz.

    If you have ever wondered about the Trussarts I suggest that you try one. You won't be disappointed:D .

    Now I think that I want one of his Steel Devilles:eek: .
     
  2. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Big +1. I love my Rusty Steelcaster, although mine doesn't have the holey back, so I have to watch for (or creatively use :Devil) feedback. Mine came to me with Duncan AlnicoII Pros, which were OK, but I swapped 'em out for a Fralin Blues Special in the bridge & a Stephens Design blade pickup in the neck. I also stuck on a steel Glendale bridge. Like you said, it's now super thick & yet twangy. I love it.
     
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    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Forum Rule #77:
    No posting glowing reviews without a photo for us to drool over.
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    RC
     
  4. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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  5. Docgab

    Docgab Member

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    I would be glad to post pics but have never been able to get them to work.:(
     
  6. Shane S

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    Here is my 2005 Steelcaster:

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  7. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Sweet guitars. I've played 'em, and they're much more mellow and fat than you would guess from the metal construction. I keep thinking I should buy one.
     
  8. tvegas99

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    Played my first couple of Trussart Steelcasters today and I loved them!! One had a fat 50's neck on it...I loved the way it felt and played, very impressive. The sound was sweeter than I expected, fatter than I expected, I was only able to play it clean...that's fine for now, I can't wait to pick one up!!
     
  9. Thor

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    I've never seen/held one in person - is there some sort of finish over the rusted steel - it's a very cool look, but I don't think I would dig on the feel of rusted steel against my forearm/clothing.

    Congrats on the new guitar!

    Edward
     
  10. wstsidela

    wstsidela I'm bonafied Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the secret society, Brother Docgab
     
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    The finish is completely sealed.
    You don't feel anything but the texture of the metal.
     
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  13. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll be joining the ranks shortly myself. My Steelcaster should arrive on Saturday. The most unmetal guitar I own is gonna be made out of it. Sweet.
     
  14. tvegas99

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    Thanks to daoinnyc I am finally in the club, he let me know of a used steelcaster deluxe at Willcutt and it's on the way. It has fat 50's neck, hb in neck position, cream w/red roses...can't wait to play her!! :BEER
     
  15. datguytim

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    yep - Trussarts are the SHILZ - NIT!!!!!!! Played a bunch of 'em at NAMM & now I'm committed to owning 2 or 3 more by this year's end. A Steeltop, a Steelcaster (maybe Deluxe?), and a gnarly rusty SteelDeville (w/Bigsby).

    The rolled fingerboard edges are amazing on the recent ones. :AOK
     
  16. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    Right back atchya....
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  17. tvegas99

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    So far so good...here is my new/used Steelcaster, my toughest decision will be whether or not to put a SD 59 in the bridge sometime in the future, I love the way these feel/sound!

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    Hey, that was mine which I traded to Willcutt. I had the same thought of popping a Lil '59 in there. It's one super thick sounding guitar. Enjoy!

    Oh...I traded it for a Gibson VOS R4 goldtop which I love.
     
  20. tvegas99

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    Thanks Jim, I am very much enjoying your ole' guitar!!
     

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