Luthier

James Trussart Guitars

Luthier
James Trussart
Location
Los Angeles

James Trussart is a French luthier based in Los Angeles who has famously broken the mould of conventional electric guitar building by using steel as the main body of his guitars, resulting in handmade, resonant guitars with exceptionally cool finishes.

Trussart Guitars are built using steel, often with perforated backs, giving them an entirely unique and inticing tone, feel and look. Many of the Trussart models feature patterns either engraved or imprinted into the metal bodies or on the pickguard or headstock.

    

“I've always liked the look and feel of old guitars, believing them to have a life beyond that of their creator, and I wanted to somehow emulate that effect of age and history on my own guitars. ”

James has made guitars for some of music's most iconic guitarist including Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, 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 more.

The Guitars

Take a look at the models available from Trussart Guitars below...

Models

Steelcaster

Standard specifications
Neck
Bolt-On Maple Neck with Recessed Steel Head Cap (Stained - Tobacco Red, Grey, or Vintage Blonde)
Neck Shape
'62 or Fat '52
Fingerboard
Rosewood, Maple or Ebony
Scale
25-1/2"
Nut Width
1-5/8"
Radius
9"
Frets
#6105 (narrow-tall)
Bridge
3 or 6 Saddle Vintage
Tuners
Tone Pro® / Kluson®
Hardware
Arcane Inc. Single Coils are Standard, Arcane Inc. Humbuckers, Wide Range, P90, Ultratron & TV Jones® Filtertron Classic, Powertron, or Magnatron are also available.
Weight
7.1 to 8.1 pounds depending on perforation/pickup
Left hand option
Available
Case
High quality G&G® Hard Case

Deluxe SteelCaster

Standard specifications
Neck
Bolt-On Maple with Recessed Steel Head Cap (Stained - Tobacco Red, Grey, or Vintage Blonde)
Neck Shape
'62 or Fat '52
Fingerboard
Rosewood, Maple or Ebony
Scale
25-1/2"
Nut Width
1-5/8"
Radius
9"
Frets
#6105 (narrow-tall)
Bridge
3 or 6 Saddle Vintage
Tuners
Tone Pro® / Kluson®
Hardware
Arcane Inc. Single Coils are Standard, Arcane Inc. Humbuckers, Wide Range, P90, Ultratron & TV Jones® Filtertron Classic, Powertron, or Magnatron are also available.
Weight
7.1 to 8.1 pounds depending on perforation/pickup
Left hand option
available
Case
High quality G&G® Hard Cas

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

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Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Fully insured global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied