Welcome Brondel's 'New Vintage' No. 2!
The 'New Vintage' guitars are exactly that- a custom-spec bolt-neck electric featuring a combination of curated vintage parts and Laurent's own guitar bodies, married together to deliver an exceptional guitar that has tone and vibe to spare.
Just like the hybrid that accompanied it, this '67 DC Hardtail features some great curated vintage parts (neck, pickups, bridge, wiring harness, etc) combined with a Brondel-made alder body and beautiful aged Sea Foam Green lacquer finish.
The vintage parts really capture the vibe of the instrument, and lend quite well into its tonal range and style. The original 1970s pickups are slightly hotter but still retain great Strat quack where and when you want it, and the bridge pickup yields a more bold response in part due to the string-through hardtail bridge. You can certainly here some of those tele-isms in that position, which many Strat players feel are a nice benefit to the hardtail design.
These 'New Vintage' models are all about feel, playability, and tone, and Laurent is elevating the vintage experience in these builds
There's something special about having the touch of a world-class luthier put together an interesting instrument that feels familiar but offers up so much more. It's a unique and welcomed approach, something we've become accustomed to in working with Laurent. There's no shortage of excitement on our end, and we're pretty sure your experience will parallel that.
Price includes G&G hardshell case.
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Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.