Trussart Props!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by datguytim, Jul 6, 2006.


  1. datguytim

    datguytim Supporting Member

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    I know it's nothing new round here, but GIVE IT UP for the SteelDeville (or Steelcaster) - I'm loving mine like no other guitar right now. Through my Matchless Clubman the tone is to die for. The Holmes 'Buckers must be part of the magic, but the guitar construction is obviously where the mojo lies. Any other enthusiastic owners?
     
  2. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes! I think I've posted pics of my Steelcaster on about four or five threads, now, but it looks like I'll be forced to do so again. :D

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    I love this guitar. True, I replaced the SD AlnicoII Pro pickups & gave it a Fender bridge with Glendale saddles, but that was just icing on the cake. Probably the single best sounding guitar I have ever owned.
     
  3. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    James Trussart is a really nice guy. Vey humble and also a customer of mine. Works a few miles away from my store.

    I must check out one of his guitars.
     
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    Some of my favorite Tele-type guitars I've ever played. I would love to own one (or two) someday....
     
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    We have a mutual friend, and he keeps telling me great things about James' guitars. I will have to go check his shop out in the near future.
     
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    They are pretty cool and sound far better than I'd expect for a metal gutiar. If I didn't know it, I'd think it was all wood. I wish I had gotten a 'solidbody' and not the semi hollow F hole for more twang and attack but this makes a good jazz, blues and grunge axe; just not great for super high gain but what Tele would be? (rhetorical). Here's mine:


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  8. Karmateria

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    The more of these I see, the more I want one!

    Karma
     
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    Mike Duncan Silver Supporting Member

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    If this is the coolest guitar ever, I'll eat my hat.[​IMG]

     
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    I really liked mine, Holmesbuckers are a large part of the sound.

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    Scott
     
  11. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't know about the coolest -- but still, I'd hit it. Er, strum it. :D
     
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    katuna Silver Supporting Member

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    Golly moses those things are so awesome. That one with the pinup babe is smokin
     
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    Crazy and Mike, those are ripping steelcasters! I miss mine, but hope to have another someday... maybe like the red one on his site.

    Ray
     
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    played one at Atlanta Discount this past weekend. Certainly the best sounding/playing tele I've ever played
     
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    Here's a nice looking Trussart (beard ain't too bad either!):

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  16. datguytim

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    Man - now I want another Trussart!! A Steeltop or a Steelcaster Deluxe w/Bigsby is SCREAMING my name . . . . :drool

    That Filtertroned, Bigsbyed out Trussart above would do me perfectly!
     
  17. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    I have been jonzing for a Steelphonic for a few years now. Thing is, I don't think that the Trussart necks are big enough for me. I have another instrument with a R9-ish neck, and that's just about as small as I can go.

    Beautiful instruments, those Trussarts.
     
  18. tonedaddy

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    That's good to know as I've never heard that before. I sold my Rustycaster as the neck was too thin for my taste. I've kept a RustyPaul as it's just barely fat enough.
     
  19. datguytim

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    my SteelPaul neck is nice & thick too! Apparently James makes a variety of neck thicknesses.
     
  20. staplek

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    anybody have clips of the steelphonic? very curious...
     

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