2008 Trussart Steeltop Antique Silver Roses NOS

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New Old Stock, having been part of a dealers inventory. Unsold since new in 2008 and stored in a smoke free and climate controlled environment. This Trussart Steeltop Guitar is complete with unmarked original hardshell case, all swing tags, warranty, case key etc etc.

Weighing in at just 7lbs the guitar is a featherweight and plays superbly with a great acoustic tone & awesome resonance. It is completely unmarked and the antique silver roses finish is very hard to find. This was the 99th guitar made in 2008!

  • Neck shape is 509 standard,
  • Ebony board
  • Scale is 35 3/4″
  • 1 5/8ths nut width
  • Frets are 6130
  • 10″ radius
  • Fitted with tone pros tune-a-matic bridge
  • List is in excess of $6k

James Trussart is one of the few builders who has broken the mold of traditional guitar making. Working with steel as the primary material, he produces guitars that are as unique in appearance as they are in tone. Trussart is a musician-turned-luthier.

The Parisian native began his career as a fiddler, accompanying Cajun singer-songwriter Zachary Richard in the late ’70s, before turning his attention to crafting violins and later guitars in 1980. From his current So-Cal home workshop (where he’s resided since 2000), Trussart crafts custom steel-bodied guitars, basses and violins in a dazzling array of finishes, reminiscent of shiny chrome resonator instruments and rusty, weathered or fossilized discarded machinery. And the tone is so distinctive that Trussart guitars have become ‘must-have’ instruments in the arsenals of influential artists including Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Jack White, Charlie Sexton, Daniel Lanois, Marc Ribot, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Sonny Landreth, Joe Perry, Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, The Roots and many, many more.