Bigsby and TV Jones pickups on chambered tele-style body. SO smooth!!!
It doesn't get smoother than the fretwork by Gerard Melancon. This guy really knows how to make a slick players guitar! the TV Jones pickups provide plenty of roundness and honk, while that bigsby means business and looks down-right stunning with the flame top and gretsch-like knob arrangement. It's all in the fine details and craftsmanship with the Cajun Gent! Call me with any questions. It's everything you would want to modify on a tele minus the headache of modification!
For a die-hard chicken-picker like me this is a real treat. Aside from the fact that Tiger Eye Burst is indisputably the best burst avaliable (go on, dispute it) this guitar has all the "spank" and "mellow" you'll need to turn heads and drop jaws. Let the bigsby entreat thee! It's right were you need it to be. It screams, "bounce with me!" Indeed, lets naviagate that sonic terrain that lays in-between the notes for a while before we "bring it home".
The slightly oversized neck gives me a good handle on the situation. Makes me feel in charge. The pckups? They go everywhere I need to go and nowhere I don't. How many guitars can you say that about? The fretboard is SO perfect it's inspiring. It handles the deepest of bends and most staccato of snaps with a jolly laugh.
A sound as sultry as a southern summer night and an action as smooth as a New Orleans riverboat gambler, Melancon Guitars Cajun Gentleman unites retro and nouveau in one gorgeous and incredible sounding package. T.V. Jones Filtertrons and a Bigsby tailpiece combined with a classic control set-up that Chet would be proud of are then artfully engineered into a highly chambered select Swamp Ash body providing the player with a broad array of tonal variations. For the total vibe, might we suggest optional items such as an overcarve neck to really capture the fit and feel a real "Gentleman" possesses and a hand selected AAAAA Maple top for some serious flash. Killer Looks and Killer Tone for the sharp-dressed man!!!