"I've always made things. I can't remember a time when I didn't. I've worked as a saddlemaker, carpenter, joiner, aircraft toolmaker, racing motorcycle chassis maker, racing motorcycle engine builder and tuner, guitar repairer and maker. I've also always played guitar which led to several years working for one of London's leading repair shops. Spending time with vintage instruments and their unique and quirky nature, like the motorcycles of the same era, has been a source of inspiration for my own designs." -Damian Probett
If you follow our website on a fairly regular basis, you'll probably remember seeing Damian Probett's "Rocket" model for the first time not too long ago. "What, is that?" was likely your reaction. One part Strat, one part Tele, one part Gibson, Damian's brilliant guitars meld these three icons into something unique, interesting, and utterly mind-blowing. Translation: you want this.
In our experience with the holy trinity of electric guitars - Strat, Tele, Les Paul - there are things we absolutely love about each guitar / design. Our motto tends to fall into the camp of, "if you can't get it done with those three, you can't get it done." Now of course there are other guitars that are more appropriate at times for what you're after (shredders, jazz boxes, etc...) but these three models cover a staggering amount of ground as evidenced by the last 60 some odd years of music.
Imagine taking your favorite bits of each model, because let's face it, there are times when you love your Strat but wish it had a bit more power, or that your LP was more defined, or your Tele...well, Tele's can kind of do it all can't they? Back to the point - imagine taking your favorite aspects of each of these guitar and rolling it, very successfully we might add, into one guitar? Now imagine that guitar is flawlessly built, has tons of soul and vibe, is different than anything out there, practically plays itself, and sounds incredible...
Sound to good to be true? Normally we'd be skeptical as well, but we've learned that when it has Probett on the headstock you can rest assured it's not. Phenomenal guitars, the end. Priced with hardshell case.