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Brondel & Thornton Nowcaster (Sonic Blue)

Brondel And Thornton

  • $ 5,00000


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

  • Model: Nowcaster
  • Serial Number: #13
  • Body Wood: Old Growth Nootka Cedar (Trees were between 700 & 1200 years old when harvested)
  • Neck Wood: One-Piece Torrefied Rock Maple with Skunk Stripe & Compression Truss Rod
  • Neck Profile:
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2”
  • Radius: 12”
  • Frets: .047 X .104 EVO, 22
  • Inlays: Dot Inlays with Glow in the Dark Side Dots
  • Nut: 1/32” and the Heel Width by 1/16”
  • Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Tuners
  • Bridge: Callaham Six Screw Tremolo
  • Pickguard: Brown Pearloid
  • Pickups: Ron Ellis Custom Wound Pickups
  • 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 Sonic Blue
  • Case: Custom Access Case
  • Weight: 6 lbs 11.5 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 Nootka Cedar from Alaska. These trees were between 700 and 1200 years old when harvested and grew in such harsh conditions that they only grew about one inch every seventy years. 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 Rock 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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