James Trussart Snakeskin Steel-O-Matic Richard Fortus Model


The Steel-O-Matic has the look and feel of a vintage instrument while also featuring another James Trussart original invention: the recessed steel top plate. The metal plate sits in a recessed area on the face of the instrument, which keeps the edge of the metal plate covered, adding comfort as well as styling.

In addition to the recessed steel top plate, our contoured wood body and custom metal appointments are beautiful to look at as well as being functional. For instance, the Trademarked recessed steel head cap adds mass to the headstock and increases sustain. The steel, while also being the perfect medium to display the beautiful Trussart custom finishes and engraving, also has tonal advantages. The Steel-O-Matic tone is a uniquely classic sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the body and steel top, can range from sweet thick classic tones to the heaviest lead tones.
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  • Model: Steel-O-Matic
  • Engraving: Snakeskin Top, Pickguard, Headcap
  • Body: Sugar Pine
  • Neck: Maple with Reversed Headstock
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 62 w/ 9.5″ Radius
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8″
  • Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Frets: 6105
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Pickups: Arcane with Reversed Bridge
  • Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
  • Finish: Gray Stain Driftwood Finish
  • Case: G&G

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List Price $7463.00
Our Price $5164.00 + Shipping