Rick Turner's Model 1 - From Rumors to Tusk and beyond!

It was a real pleasure to catch up with luthier Rick Turner this past week in Santa Barbara! He had an amazing selection of beautiful instruments with him including several examples of his legendary Model 1.

You'll have seen this wonderful guitar in the hands of Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer and others. What you may not be aware of is the back story behind its creation. This video tells the story. 

In a beautiful touch of serendipity we have just taken delivery of a top of the range Model 1 LBU Lindsey Buckingham signature model with piezo and active parametric EQ! Full specs are here.

With the sustain and fat tone of a Les Paul crossed with the immediacy and response of a stratocaster and a feel reminiscent of a fine acoustic guitar, the Model 1 is a truly revolutionary playing experience. 

Active splittable humbucker, piezo pickup system, active boost and quasi-parametric EQ. This guitar is capable of a huge range of tones. 

Check it out in action here:

For more information or to book an appointment to see this amazing instrument please do get in touch by calling +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or emailing hello@thenorthamericanguitar.com.

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