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Gustavsson TV Burst Fullerblaster Preowned 2013

Gustavsson TV Burst Fullerblaster Preowned 2013

Price: $5,750

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Preowned, excellent condition

"This TV Burst Fullerblaster has made its way back to the shop after several years out in the world. I remember this particular guitar very well having been one of my personal favorites. Something about the feel and the soul of this guitar stayed with me, reminding me of what a great early rosewood board Tele could be. This Fullerblaster has that special mojo along with a rich nuanced character - definitely one that is hard for me to let go." - Craig

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CRAIG'S POV

CONDITION: Excellent plus, with only a few minor scrapes that go along perfectly with its NOS finish and aged hardware.

This TV Burst Fullerblaster has made its way back to the shop after several years out in the world. I remember this particular guitar very well having been one of my personal favorites. Something about the feel and the soul of this guitar stayed with me, reminding me of what a great early rosewood board Tele could be. This Fullerblaster has that special mojo along with a rich nuanced character - definitely one that is hard for me to let go.

The Throbak '56 P90 on the neck position is warm, round and smooth sounding, with a rich, bluesy quality - absolutely stellar clean or with distortion. It has that magical quality of being brilliant without being harsh, cuts through without edginess, and has tremendous balance across all volume levels and pick attacks (not to mention that it pairs beautifully with the Wolftone Tele bridge pickup).

Johan has done a wonderfully masterful job with the flamed maple neck. One of my all-time favorite neck shapes is a soft V to C carve - and Johan completely nails it here. Full, yet immensely playable, this wonderful feeling neck keeps beckoning me back for more.

The Brazilian rosewood fingerboard edges are rounded, the fret work is impeccable and the compound radius fingerboard give it a modern playability that fits perfectly with this design.

Gustavsson Fullerblasters are genuinely infectious guitars. A truly great design that really sucks me in. The more I play them, the more I want to play them. Johan has uncovered some serious magic with his Fullerblaster. He actually might have made my perfect "desert island" guitar.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT JOHAN GUSTAVSSON GUITARS
It's probably fair to say that there have been few builders who’ve made as deep an impact on the contemporary guitar world as quickly as Johan Gustavsson. He’s taken the ’59 burst to a level that you likely haven’t experienced from any other builder. Johan's first exposure to a fine guitar was via his teacher, Robert Larsson, who had (as Johan puts it) “an old beaten up 1960 Les Paul Standard.” It was then he realized just what a great guitar could be. The experience continued when Johan got a part time job at one of the few places importing vintage guitars to Sweden from the U.S. (fifties Gibson Les Paul Goldtops, Juniors, pre-CBS Strats, Teles and Jazzmasters, etc). The exposure to that level of guitar and to that many great instruments had a great influence on his work as a guitar maker. Again – the quality of those guitars showed the possibilities inherent in the instrument. Johan has always been more attracted to the Gibson style of making guitars (with carved maple tops and glued in necks), and this is reflected in his most famous, and current model, the Bluesmaster Custom 59. A Gustavsson guitar is a Gustavsson guitar. His shop consists of Johan and an able assistant who was trained at the London Guild Hall University (and is a wonderful guitarist). That’s both good and bad news. The good news is that Johan’s genius is evident in every guitar he creates. The bad news is that since he makes them all himself, there are never many available. It’s a rare treat to play one. Simply superb.

Serial #28212
Bodymahogany
Bindingaged ivoroid on top
Neckmaple
Neck profile.91" @ 1st fret, .98" @ 12th fret
FretboardBrazilian rosewood
PickupsWolfetone Tele / P-90
TunersKluson deluxe
BridgeWilkinson
FinishTV burst nitro
Strings.10-.46
Weight7.6 lbs
CaseJG / G&G rectangular hardshell
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