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Roger Giffin Valiant II Ice Tea Burst Electric Guitar - Used  From Other

A beautiful guitar built by legendary builder Roger Giffin!


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What We Think

If you are not familiar with Roger Giffin, I guarantee you are familiar with his list of clients: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, and George Harrison, just to name a few! The Valiant was Roger's first Single Cut design. With its offset contoured body and sharper lower cutaway it's definitely working its slant on a traditional setneck design. The straight string-pull headstock is a bonus as well. This one has a giant voice and wonderful playability - "Hoss" means business. One open E chord and you'll understand why all of those "stars" sought Roger's work.

Right off the bat I loved the chunky feel of this guitars neck. It's one of those necks that seems to hug the inside of your palm on bends and really facilitates good string control. I found bluesy licks and inflections to come through with the greatest of ease. The strong punchy tone of this guitar is perfect for rock and blues. With a little bit of overdrive it really cranks some open chord rock, and has a serious sweet spot for ripping some leads up the neck. I love its simplistic master volume/master tone operating scheme, and the coil split is a handy addition should you need a little smokey single coil action to spice up the night. Overall, this is a killer ax and would easily fit into a discerning collector's arsenal. 

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The Valiant was my original single cutaway electric guitar, and it presents a modern slant on a traditional theme with its off-set contoured body and straight string-pull head stock.     

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Body:  Mahogany
Neck:  Mahogany    
Body top:  Flame Maple  
Fingerboards: Rosewood

Neck Shape: 50's Shape .860-.980 soft V

12" radius

Tuners:  Sperzel Solid Pro
Bridge:  Tonepros AVT Wraparound
Pickups:  Amalfitano Humbuckers
Guitar controls: 1-volume, 1-tone w/ push pull for coil split, 3-position pickup selector (Switchcraft).

Neck dimensions:
Scale Length:  24.624 inches
Width at nut:  1.687inches
Neck/body joint:  Neck joins body at 16th fret.  Heel is cut away to an unobtrusive but safe minimum
Inlay options:  Standard vertical lines