Our Standard series guitars are crafted from our old stock timbers and celebrate the classic feel and tone's established in the mid 1950s that are still the benchmark today.
Originally designed as a one-off for one of the most influential and brilliant artists Alive today.
In 2014 just before the holiday season, i began thinking about how to make small advancements on the most sought after semi-hollow guitar designs from the golden era. Starting with a more ergonomic body shape, sold mahogany center block and thin veneer shells i was hoping to gain a wider tonal range and more robust frequency response that yield a voice all to its own.
We ended up twisting the design in a number of new ways that refined the original design with a slight "offset" feel that is not as wide or bulbous as its elder influence. Creating a combination of the vintage American and European aesthetics we all know and love with a more robust neck joint construction, a more comfortable/ slimmer size and reduced weight that all Supports musical inspiration. Ranging from all the sweet, clean traditional jazz and blues tones the vintage predecessors were well known for to the most demanding, raw and idiosyncratic tones heard in the present.
The Esperanto coaxes a wide variety of sounds from its timber selections and well refined build details like our 100% Nitro Lacquer finishes, our new E.A.F. 59 humbucker/Gold coil pickup set along with options like custom "Phase / coil blend" wiring upgrades. crafted ,finished and assembled in Detroit with our 'true historic historic USA crafted Stop/ABR hardware and optional Bigsby B12 or vintage replica Super 400 bell brass trapeze tailpiece.