Creston Shoreline Gold Mustang (Sarah Ryan Painted)



"The guitars are finished to look like real instruments made by a real person, not poured out of a mold on the other side of the globe. All custom guitars are designed in collaboration with the players who use them - professionals, beginners, and in-between." -Creston Lea

Made a few hours north of TME in Burlington, VT, Creston builds each guitar to the customer's specs. Those customers include the likes of Kris Delmhorst, Jaleel Bunton (TV on the Radio), Mark Erelli, Ian Mackay (Fugazi), Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Zack Hickman (Josh Ritter), Henry Kaiser, Michael Millard (Froggy Botton Guitars), and dozens of others. 

We've asked (okay, begged) Creston to send us one of his instruments made with long-time collaborator and artist, Sarah Ryan. Well, the day has come and man oh man is this a cool guitar! 

Creston's riff on a Fender Mustang, this stunning Shoreline Gold model features a 24 3/4" scale, a Mastery bridge/tremolo, TV Jones Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge) pickups, and all the vibe you could ever want thanks to Sarah's gorgeous paint job. 

Like all of Creston's guitars, the build quality, playability, and tones are exceptional - a handmade instrument in the best possible way. You can just sense that these guitars were designed and built to be put into service, not hung on a stand and admired from afar. No element is out of place or superfluous, each spec carefully considered. No doubt this is key to the addictive feel of his instruments. 

We'd say more about Sarah Ryan's brilliant paint job, but Andy's pics more than tell the story. Just stunning! 

Creston Lea has earned a stellar reputation amongst a wide range of players and for good reason. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind piece! Priced with original Creston/Levys gig bag.


  • Alder body
  • Quatersawn aple/rosewood neck, .830" C
  • Shoreline Gold, nitro lacquer, Sarah Ryan painted
  • TV Jones Classic (neck) & TV Jones Classic Plus (bridge)
  • Mastery Bridge/Tremolo 
  • 4-ply parchment pickguard
  • 24 3/4" Scale Length
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Bone nut
  • 10" Radius
  • .047"x.095" Jescar Frets
  • Gotoh Vintage Kluson tuners, staggered
  • NOS Oxblood knobs w/indicator 
  • 3-way Switchcraft toggle, 500k CTS Audio volume/tone, .01mf cap
  • .010-.046 strings
  • Levys / Creston embroidered gigbag

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