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Stuart Ryan Demos Our New Spalt Models

 

We recently announced the arrival of a handful of sensational electric guitars from Spalt Instruments!

Vienna-based Michael Spalt is a master at combining the trio of unique artistry, innovative electric guitar lutherie and a consistent exceptionally high build quality to create guitars like no one else. With a background in art and design, Michael has an approach and process unlike any we have seen before, which you can read all about in our Spalt Instruments Luthier Focus.

We recently sent these new guitars down to Stuart Ryan to get to know them a little bit better and he has reported back to us with some sensational demos.

 

 

Spalt Instruments G 1810 Electric Guitar, ‘9Eye

 

This striking instrument is Michael Spalt's G1810, dubbed '9-Eye'.

Made of Mahogany for the body and neck with an Ebony fretboard, this versatile guitar blends signature Spalt aesthetic choices and construction methods with rustic charm.

Sonically the guitar has a huge tonal pallet, with two BoneTop P-90 style pickups providing everything from chime-like cleans through to roaring, thick lead tones at a twist of the volume knob. This guitar also has a push-pull switch on the tone control which allows you to use both pickups in series, stacking their outputs for a passive level boost.

The guitar plays beautifully, and with the deep cutaway you have unparalleled access to the upper region of the fretboard for those wild and magical guitar-centric moments.

"‘9Eye’ is one of the premium style Totems, high grade woods and appointments.  This one is like a well-worn saddle - the weathered wood texture and colour combine with a few small colourful accents - sort of a Western-style aesthetic." - Michael Spalt

 

 
 
• Mahogany body and neck
• Ebony fingerboard, 25 ½” scale
• Gotoh vintage style locking tuners
• 2-way truss rod
• Bone nut
• Spalt BoneTop P-90 style pickups
• ABR bridge
• Bigsby B5
• Vol, tone, 3-way switch
• Dunlop Straplocks

Totem-X.2 Series

The Totem-X was designed by Michael Spalt with the player in mind, in both the ergonomics and accessibility of the instrument without losing any of Michael's signature visuals and feel.

With a streamlined and consistent specification of Alder body and Maple neck, with a set of pickups from Lindy Fralin and TV Jones, the guitar covers a huge range of tones from the familiar through to the inspired, a versatile workhorse.

Although the spec of these instruments is maintained across the line, each guitar still remains unique, with the choices of material in the 'collage' top lending the instrument its own character in distinctive Spalt fashion.

"Totem-X guitars are meant as workhorses, designed based on my experiences as repairperson and tech for a lot of traveling and gigging bands when I ran the L.A. Guitar Garage shop in Los Angeles. But each guitar is still an individual piece of art - a unique stage instrument." - Michael Spalt

 

Spalt Instruments Totem-X.2 Electric Guitar, X000319
 
 
• Alder body
• Maple neck, 2-way truss rod
• Gotoh vintage style tuners
• 25 ½" scale Indian Rosewood fingerboard
• Bone nut
• TV Jones Powertron in the neck
• Lindy Fralin HO humbucker (splittable) in the bridge
• Vol, tone w/push-pull for HO splitting, 3-way switch
• Hipshot fixed bridge
• Dunlop Straplocks
Spalt Instruments Totem-X.2 Electric Guitar, X000419
 
 
• Alder body
• Maple neck, 2-way truss rod
• Gotoh vintage style tuners
• 25 ½" scale Indian Rosewood fingerboard
• Bone nut
• TV Jones Powertron in the neck
• Lindy Fralin HO humbucker (splittable) in the bridge
• Vol, tone w/push-pull for HO splitting, 3-way switch
• Hipshot fixed bridge
• Dunlop Straplocks

 

 

 

For more information on Spalt Instruments please email us here or call us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597.

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