Anybody that has heard of James Trussart's work knows precisely how coveted these instruments are. Between the beautiful craftsmanship and the completely one-of-a-kind engineering, Trussart guitars are in a league of their own. Instead of attempting to reinvent a classic, this Tele has all of the familiar feel and tonality of its vintage roots, but with revolutionary construction and design. The fit and finish of this guitar inspires creativity every time you pick it up. A set of perfectly balanced, handwound Arcane Tele pickups are the perfect blend of vintage and modern. The combination of a solid wood body with steel plates makes for an extremely resonant end product; when open chords are played acoustically, the vibrations are felt throughout the entire body of the guitar.
The Trussart SteelCaster tone is a uniquely annunciated 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 it's own.
This Trussart has found it's 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.