The Hurricane combines my favourite elements of the guitars that were being made at 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1959;
The carved top sunburst 'Standard' and the stripped back 'Junior' and 'Special' 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.
The Specs are:
1 piece African Mahogany Body
1 piece Honduran Mahogany Neck
Eastern Maple Flame Top
Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Vintage correct 17 degree headstock angle
Vintage correct single action truss rod
Vintage correct maple filler strip
Jescar 45100 Fretwire
Genuine 50's celluloid dot inlays
Sunbear Pickups True Vintage Spec PAF Humbucker
Sunbear Pickups Low Wind P90
Faber Aluminium Compensated Bridge
Faber Studs and Anchors
Aged Faber Tone Pros tuners
CTS True Vintage Taper 500k pots
Ivison PIO capacitor
Switchcraft switch and Jack socket
Art of Ageing Knobs & Pointers
Lightly aged and faded 100% Nitrocellulose finish
£3495 inc Hiscox Liteflite Case