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Brondel & Thornton Nowcaster 005 Metallic Gold

Brondel And Thornton

  • $ 4,20000


 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT (512) 243.6036 OR sales@austinguitarhouse.com

  • Model: Nowcaster
  • Serial Number: #005
  • Body Wood: 2-Piece Alaska Yellow Cedar Body
  • Neck Wood: 1-Piece Torrefied Figured Maple with Skunk Stripe & Single Action Vintage Style Truss-Rodd with Easy Access 
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2”
  • Radius: 12”
  • Frets: .047 X .104 EVO, 21
  • Inlays: Dot Inlays with Pearl Side Dots
  • Nut: 1 5/8"
  • Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Staggered Tuners
  • Bridge: Callaham Six Screw Tremolo Plate, Aluminum Block, Raw Vintage Saddles and Springs
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply W/B/W
  • Pickups: Ron Ellis Custom Wound Pickups ’59 Bridge and Middle, ’54 Neck, Modified Stagger
  • Controls: 5-Way Switch, Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Tone, the Middle Pickup is not on a tone control (2nd & 4th positions are little stronger with little more chimey bite)
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Case: Custom Access Case
  • Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz

Master Luthiers Laurent Brondel and Chuck Thornton teamed up to develop and build a modern vintage Strat called the Nowcaster. The body is made from very old growth Cedar from Alaska. Unlike western red cedar this is not a really soft wood. It is quite dense for cedar and has a tone that is incredibly rich and full.

The necks are Torrefied Maple. The maple blanks were sent to Canada where they cooked them at a very high temperature without oxygen so they couldn’t catch on fire.

This process aged the maple about 200 years and cooked all the sugars out of the wood. These necks are perfectly stable now and will never move or warp or twist. The combination of these plus top notch hardware and the incredible Ron Ellis Pickups, make the Nowcaster a special instrument, a joy to play, listen to and look at.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT (512) 243.6036 OR sales@austinguitarhouse.com


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