Tell me all about Trussart guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by wingwalker, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I've been looking at a Trussart off and on for a while now...somebody push me over the edge.

    Really, what can I expect from these guitars? Im not set on a model yet but the SteelTop and the Steelcaster are looking mighty cool but I have to be honest the SteelDeville can't be rulled out either!
     
  2. pcutt

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    Yes, I'm interested too, so add me to the list of the folks ready to be pushed over the edge!
     
  3. Strat-O-Mechani

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    I'd better join in this fun as well! I played a Steelcaster for the first time yesterday and can't seem to stop obsessing about it...
     
  4. whitehall

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    I think Paul makes some wonderful innovative guitars. IMO they also double as art. A Trussart should never be hidden in a case. It should always be on display on a stand. I met him at NAMM about 4-5 years ago. He had a Lefty LP shaped guitar there that I could have bought. Played really nice. It has gone up by 50% in price since then. Damm.
     
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    I'm making a "tribute" to them soon...... possibly quite a few "tributes" ;)
     
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    Who's Paul?

    OP, I have a Trussart SteelDeville. Love it, and had a great experience buying it from SoundPure. The steel body is much warmer sounding than you would think, like a les paul with a little zing. They're very lively.
     
  8. Tramp

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    There are lots of folks here--starting with wesb14jr--who can tell you about all the Trussart models from long personal experience. I've played all but the Steelphonic and ended up with a coppertop Steeltop with antique roses. Trussarts are not just works of art in their own right; they have a remarkable ability to cut with the band. If you value woody sound, you could miss that, but they are astonishingly warm. Playability is excellent. I thought I'd come out of the sound test wanting a Steelcaster, but found that I liked the SteelDeville every bit as much as the Steeltop and went for the latter on pure aesthetics. As most posters will say, you should give 'em a listen before plunging in. But, likely as not, you will plunge in!
     
  9. The Last Rebel

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    I've got a question about the Steeltop. Does it sound like a regular Les Paul? If not, how is it different from one?
     
  10. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Paul? It's James Trussart. Amazing guitars with incredible tone and stellar finishes.
     
  11. Tramp

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    I guess the best way to describe the difference is that the Steeltop is punchier. It's got the grind of a Paul with a bit of the pop you get with a Tele. It's very nice clean but outstanding distorted. My guitars tend to get sorted into those I play at home and those I play with the band. The Steeltop falls into the latter camp.
    Hope that helps!
     
  12. oscar100

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    i liked teh steel start i saw on anotyher thread!!

    v cool indeed
     

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