'Outstanding tone, superb playability and classic looks make The Hurricane a serious contender'
'If the idea of early 1950s Goldtop and late 1950s Burst tones in one compact and convenient package appeals, look no further'
The Hurricane combines my favourite elements of the guitars that were being made at 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 50's;
The carved top sunburst and the stripped back slab body guitars.
Hand built from Premium Honduran and African Mahogany with an AAA Grade Indian Rosewood fingerboard, an ABS bound & subtly carved Eastern Maple flame top - joined with hot hide glue and urea formaldehyde as per the originals - houses a matched '59 PAF/P90 set of Sunbear Pickups, hand wound for us in the UK to sound as close as possible to an original 50's spec pickup.
The one piece neck uses the vintage correct 17 degree headstock angle whilst the profile is hand carved with templates taken directly from a 1956 guitar. Genuine 50's celluloid dots are used and the fingerboard edges are lightly rolled so it feels like a neck that has been played for years.
Finished with vintage correct aniline dyes in vintage formulated nitro-cellulose lacquer then faded and lightly aged, the Hurricane is designed to look, feel, sound and inspire like guitar from the 50's but behave like the modern, boutique handcrafted guitar it is.
1 piece Premium African Mahogany
Carved Eastern Maple Flame Top
1 piece Premium Quartersawn Honduran Mahogany Neck
Long Tenon construction joined with Hot Hide Glue
24.625" Vintage Scale Length
17 degree ,Vintage Spec Headstock Angle
Single Action, Vintage Spec Truss Rod
Maple Truss Rod Fillet
Premium AAA Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Polished Buffalo Bone Nut
43mm Nut Width
'59 Neck Profile
Depth at 1st Fret: 22.5mm
Depth at 12th Fret 24.5mm
Jescar 45100 Nickel Fretwire
Vintage Pattern Celluloid Dots
Sunbear Pickups SB '56 P90 Neck
Sunbear Pickups Vintage Spec SB '59 PAF Bridge
CTS SSS Premium Taper 500k Pots
Premium PIO Cap
Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Switchcraft Jack Socket
Faber Aged Nickel Compensated Wraparound Bridge
Faber Aged Nickel Anchors and Wraplok Studs
Faber Aged Tuners with Pearloid Buttons, 15:1 Ratio
100% Nitrocellulose Finish, lightly aged, vintage formulated and non plasticised
Aged '59 Burst
Hiscox Liteflite Case
Ivison Guitars COA
£3995 inc Hiscox Liteflite Case