The James Trussart Steel O Matic combines that vintage instrument feel and look with the James Trussart-designed recessed steel top plate. This metal plate fits down in a recessed section on the front of the instrument. It adds some extra mass to the headstock which , in turn, helps to increase the instrument’s sustain. The steel also helps to create a unique sound that only the Steel O Matic has. It provides everything from thick classic sounds to heavy lead tones. With the original art engraved on the steel plate, this instrument is as much a piece of art as it is a guitar.
This fine relic guitar also features custom metal appointments that match the plate and look great. The body is made from alder, while the maple neck is bolted on and features a recessed steel head cap. You have three options for the fingerboard: maple, rosewood, or ebony. The frets are #6105 narrow tall frets. The guitar features volume, tone, and a five way control, plus it uses three Trussart/Arcane single coils, although a a Humbucker, and two single coils are also an option. Left handed Steel O Matics are available for left handed players.
The James Trussart Steel O Matic looks amazing and sounds just as great, but it doesn’t come cheap. It costs $4799 if ordered new from James Trussart.