Tuesday, August 9, 2011

John Abercrombie

I go back a long time with John Abercrombie...and was very proud when one of the T-style guitars I made for him became his main axe for many years:




This guitar has a basswood body, a flame maple top, and a HSH pickup configuration.

Here is a good video of John playing this guitar:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zts2_john-abercrombie-jazz-guitar_music

Unfortunately, the guitar was lost several years ago when John's house burned down. Fortunately, John and his wife escaped personal injury.    Although John had another guitar I had made him (a strat with mini-humbuckers), as well as one of my first Semi Hollow archtops, neither of these guitars made it to "main ax" category.

I am pleased to say that John has fallen in love with another Sadowsky T-style guitar.


This one has a very light and resonant Paulownia body, a Sadowsky humbucker in the neck and a humcancelling T-style pickup in the bridge.  Both pickups split to single coil on the push pull tone knob.

Welcome home, John.




1 comment:

  1. Great story. I'm sure it's a fabulous instrument.

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