Brondel's ability to harness vintage vibe, sound, and feel with high-level modern playability is rarely contested in his "New Vintage" series.
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If you've followed along with our ever-growing vintage electric inventory (especially over the past few years), you may have noticed some particularly interesting pieces that straddle the line between what was and what could be. Chances are, it was a "New Vintage" build by one of our favorite luthiers, Laurent Brondel.
Taking the vintage mutt or "partscaster" concept to a whole new level, Laurent seems to effortlessly blur the line between a guitar that plays like a brand new boutique level instrument and one that has the sound and feel of a 50 year old guitar. This newest offering is a stunning example in so many ways.
Assembled on the foundation of an original 1973 Fender Stratocaster body and a 1971 Fender Stratocaster neck, this New Vintage '71/'73 Strat Hot Rod has all the great vintage tonality and old wood combined with impeccable fretwork and an authentic nitro finish (peep that matching headstock - come on!). The original 70s Stratocaster pickups are married together with a sweet sounding and original Gibson "T-top" humbucker for the ultimate in HSS style function and versatility. The wonderfully worn-in and fast-playing slim C neck feels incredible in hand, and that aforementioned fretwork just takes the whole playing experience over the top.
Arguably one of our most popular electric offerings from our small-shop builders, this latest "New Vintage" sure won't stick around long!
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