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Johan Gustavsson TV Yellow Fullerblaster

Johan Gustavsson TV Yellow Fullerblaster

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We were extremely excited to learn that Johan had a stash of Amazon rosewood that he's been aging for the last 20 years. We're incredibly fortunate to be able to present the first ever Fullerblaster with a rosewood neck. And what an Fullerblaster it is. The mahogany body is finished in a gorgeous nitro TV Yellow. The neck has a beautiful satiny finish, and is extraordinarily beautifully carved.

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Every time we receive a set of Johan Gustavsson’s Fullerblasters, we're always astounded by how unique each one feels -- the sense of individuality they convey while still staying consistent with the philosophy of Johan’s design. Each of the Fullerblasters has a unique pov. Each has its own story. Each one is its own thing, crafted with love for the instrument.

As the builds progress, we compare notes with Johan about what each guitar could be, as far as finish and wood selections are concerned, then Johan sets his inimitable guitar making skills into action. Each finished guitar is always, without fail, nothing short of amazing.

CRAIG'S POV

I've always been a big fan of rosewood necks on bolt-on neck guitars. I've had several of my builders do this combination and I'm thrilled with the results. I was extremely excited to learn that Johan had a stash of Amazon rosewood that he's been aging for the last 20 years. I'm incredibly fortunate to be able to present the first ever Fullerblaster with a rosewood neck.

And what an FB it is.

The mahogany body is finished in a gorgeous nitro TV Yellow. The neck has a beautiful satiny finish, and is extraordinarily beautifully carved. My feeling is that a full rosewood neck - done right - gives a guitar a unique, throaty, sonic palate, with an almost vocal kind of quality.

The pickup is a P-90 Wolfetone that Johan customized with rod magnets. Very alive and transparent sounding, it's almost like combining a P-90 with a strat. I just love it.

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 #30413
Bodymahogany
NeckAmazon rosewood
FretboardAmazon rosewood
PickupsThrobak / Wolfetone
TunersKluson deluxe
BridgeCallahan
FinishTV yellow nitro
Hardwareaged
Weight7.7lbs
Strings.10-.46
CaseJG / G & G rectangular hardshell
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