Posted in announcements, gear, gear reviews, guitar, guitar gear, guitarists, Guitars, Music, musicians, prestige guitars, tagged canadian guitar makers, canadian guitar manufacturers, GAS, gear announcements, gear find, gear reviews, guitar, guitar gear, guitar manufacturers, guitar reviews, guitarists, Guitars, Music, musicians, prestige elite, prestige guitars on February 24, 2009|
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Prestige Heritage Elite - Lite Sunburst
You gotta love Canada. You just gotta. In addition to being the country that brought us my favorite sport, hockey (Go Sharks!), Canada is now raising the attention of guitarists. The first Canadian manufacturer that caught my attention was Godin guitars. I first played a Godin at a local shop, and was really impressed by them.
But I recently caught wind of another Canadian manufacturer – Prestige Guitars – that is making me raise my eyebrows – A LOT! Granted, it took me reading about them in Guitar World mag, but that brief review article of the Prestige Heritage Hollow compelled me to do research on Prestige and see what’s so special about them.
From what I can tell, these are production guitars with TONS of boutique accoutrements. Click on the picture to the left to see what I mean. This guitar, replete with abalone binding and intricate mother of pearl inlays on the fretboard sells for CAN $1800! That is roughly US $1450!
Here are specs for the Heritage Elite:
- 24 3/4” scale length
- 1 11/16” nut width
- Abalone bound mahogany body
- Carved AAA Grade quilted maple top
- One piece mahogany neck
- Abalone bound rosewood fingerboard
- Floral vine fingerboard inlay
- Mother of pearl prestige logo & decal
- Seymour Duncan SH1-59 (neck) SH4-JB (bridge) Humbucker pickups
- 2 Vol. / 2 Tone / 3-way toggle controls
- Tune-o-matic bridge & stop bar
- Grover tuners
- All gold hardware
- Available in natural sunburst & ebony finishes
What a price point for these kinds of features! An equivalent boutique guitar will sell for three to four times as much, and here’s this Canadian company providing the same kinds of features for so much less! YOU GOTTA DIG IT! YOU JUST GOTTA!
I haven’t been able to find any sound bites the web, otherwise I’d list some, but I’m going to do some research, and I’m definitely going to see if I can somehow play one of these!
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Posted in announcements, GAS, gear, guitarists, Guitars, Music, musicians, Saint Guitar Company, tagged announcement, guitar, guitar builder, guitar gear, guitarists, luthier, Music, musicians, new web site, saint guit, Saint Guitar Company, saint guitars, web site, web site announcement on February 22, 2009|
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When I first discovered Saint Guitar Company through a faithful reader of GG, “Crash,” I found their site, and kind of snickered at its design. But all I had to do was look at the pictures of the guitars, and I thought to myself, “Who cares about the site? Look at those beautiful guitars!” Well, that curiosity led me to contact Adam Hernandez, owner and luthier of Saint Guitar Company, and thus, we began a friendship that is evolving into a trusting partnership in our passion for his guitars.
In any case, I am proud to announce that Saint Guitars has just released its new web site! It’s not fully complete just yet, but the one thing that I want to point out that is the most special thing about the site that will be complete in the next couple of days is the “Your Dream Guitar” link. On this page, you’ll be able to spec your own guitar by filling out an online form! Once you fill out the form and submit it, Adam will contact you to discuss the guitar in greater depth. What a cool concept!
By the way, I wrote “The Back Story” mini article in the About Us area. I gotta tell ya, what this kid is doing is special!
Check out the new site at: http://www.stguitars.com!
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