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Trussart 2011 Seafoam Green Paisley Steelcaster Guitar- Used  From Trussart

TWANGGG! A wild but toneful guitar from Trussart at a great used price!


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James Trussart Guitars

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What We Think

While we are all used to classic tonewoods like alder and ash providing the bulk of our tele sounds, lots of people have experimented with all sorts of mediums to put their own spin on that vintage tele twang.

Enter Trussart and the Steelcaster. This guitar definitely nails the tele sound, but with a brighter, twinkling high end and a smooth mid sound. Throw it into the neck position to let the TV Jones filtertron give you a meaty, vibrant tone perfect for adding a little subtlety to an already over-the-top tone. I personally love using both pickups on a tele, especially with a humbucker in the neck, and this guitar really comes alive in that setting. Recently set up and with a nice fret dressing, this guitar is ready to rock!

Give Soundpure a call today to pick up this unique axe! We don't see these too often...mostly because they disappear so quickly! 

Manufacturer's Description from Trussart

The SteelCaster has the look and feel of a vintage instrument with while also featuring our exclusive hollow steel body and custom metal appointments. The steel while also being the perfect medium to display the beautiful Trussart custom finishes also has tonal advantages.

The Trussart SteelCaster tone is a uniquely annunciated sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the hollow steel body can range from sweet, crystal clear tones to aggressive screaming lead tones. The construction of these instruments is only half of the story, the other half is the finish, every instrument comes with a history and a slight element of neglect, of decay, so it has a personality of it's own. 

This Trussart has found it's way into the hands of many guitarists including Billy Gibbons, Robert Cray, Tom Morello (Rage against the Machine, Audioslave), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pearl Jam, Marc Ribot, Metallica and Joe Perry, to name only a few.

James Trussart Guitars

About Manufacturer

James Trussart is one of the few builders who has broken the mold of traditional guitar making. Working with steel as the primary material, he produces guitars that are as unique in appearance as they are in tone. Trussart is a musician-turned-luthier. The Parisian native began his career as a fiddler, accompanying Cajun singer-songwriter Zachary Richard in the late 70s, before turning his attention to crafting violins and later guitars in 1980. From his current So-Cal home workshop (where he's resided since 2000), Trussart crafts custom steel-bodied guitars, basses and violins in a dazzling array of finishes, reminiscent of shiny chrome resonator instruments and rusty, weathered or fossilized discarded machinery. And the tone is so distinctive that Trussart guitars have become "must-have" instruments in the arsenals of influential artists including Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Charlie Sexton, Daniel Lanois, Marc Ribot, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Sonny Landreth, Joe Perry, Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, The Roots and many, many more. "I've always like the look and feel of old guitars, believing them to have a life beyond that of their creator," says Trussart. "And I wanted to somehow emulate that effect of age and history on my own guitars. I wanted to make a guitar that came with a history and a slight element of neglect, of decay, so it had a personality of its own. Trussart's creations are designed to have the look and feel of a vintage instrument with the added appeal of a metal construction. His "Rust-o-matic" technique (a term coined by Billy Gibbons regarding Trussart"s unique finishes) involves leaving the guitar body exposed to the elements for several weeks, allowing it to corrode before treating it to stop the corrosion. He then sands it to replicate years of distress, and then finishes it with a clear satin coat. Many of the Trussart models features patterns either engraved or literally imprinted into the metal bodies or on the pickguard or headstock. Engraved skulls, roses and tribal art are some of the more common themes, while others feature textures of alligator skin or plant materials. He literally sandwiches the metal with the alligator skin and lets it sit in water for several days. Various pickup options are offered like TV Jones, Golden age, Arcane-inc, Lindy Frailin, Tom Holmes, but standard fare is the Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II?s. Neck options offered are the classic radius and shape guaranteed to fit the most demanding players needs. And the sound? Former Guitar Player magazine editor and guitarist Joe Gore (Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman) summed the distinguishing tone of Trussart's Steelcaster with the following rave: "I literally believe this guitar makes me play better. I love the combination of ultra-articulate attack and full-bodied sustain. It's almost as if one is playing through a high-quality compressor, only without sacrificing a shred of transient impact. The subtle metallic resonance that extra midrange peachiness telegraphs articulation details. I play predominantly with my bare fingers, and I've never before encounter an electric guitar that communicates the texture of skin, nail, and combinations thereof with such breathtaking immediacy. I also find myself better able to "shape" notes. I think that's dueto: a combination of the guitar's innate sustain, the perfect fretwork, the way subtle neck bends complement finger vibrato, and the gratifying "feedback loop" created when the metal body hums against your chest."


  • Bolt-On Maple Neck with Recessed Steel Head Cap 
  • Neck Shape - '62 or Fat '52
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • 25-1/2" Scale
  • 1-5/8" Wide Nut
  • 9" Radius
  • Frets #6105 (narrow-tall)
  • 3 or 6 Saddle Vintage Bridge
  • Tone Pro® / Kluson® Tuners
  • Arcane Inc. Single Coil bridge pickup, TV Jones neck pickup
  • Weight 8.05 pounds 
  • Setup for 10's
  • Made In America
  • Patents Pending
  • Includes a James Trussart signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • High quality G&G® Hard Case is included in the price of the instrument
  • Base Price: $5191