The Steel-O-Matic has the look and feel of a vintage instrument while also featuring another James Trussart original invention: the recessed steel top plate. The metal plate sits in a recessed area on the face of the instrument, which keeps the edge of the metal plate covered, adding comfort as well as styling.
In addition to the recessed steel top plate, our contoured wood body and custom metal appointments are beautiful to look at as well as being functional. For instance, the Trademarked recessed steel head cap adds mass to the headstock and increases sustain. The steel, while also being the perfect medium to display the beautiful Trussart custom finishes and engraving, also has tonal advantages. The Steel-O-Matic tone is a uniquely classic sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the body and steel top, can range from sweet thick classic tones to the heaviest lead tones.
Equally at home being played on stage or on display as a piece of art, you will know you have something special the moment you lay your hands on this instrument, as every Trussart is loaded with unique custom details. The construction of these instruments is only half of the story; the other half is the finish. Steel-O-Matics are available with distressed finishes that come with a history and a slight element of neglect�of decay�so it has a personality all its own.
Alder Body or Sugar Pine Body with a recessed Metal top. Driftwood Finish (with Sugar Pine Body) and other options available upon request.
Bolt-On Maple Neck with Recessed Steel Head Cap (Stained - Tobacco Red, Grey, or Vintage Blonde)
Neck Shape - 62' Standard
Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard, Ebony is also available as an option.
1-5/8" Wide Nut
Frets #6105 (narrow-tall)
Synchronized Vintage Style Tremolo, Floyd Rose Tremolo is also available.
Controls- Volume, Tone, Tone and a 5-Way. Custom switching options are also available
3 Arcane Inc. Single Coils, 1 Humbuckers and 2 single coils are also available
Weight 7 to 8 pounds depending on pickup and Bridge Options
Setup with Dunlop 10 to 46 gauge strings (other gauges available upon request)
Made In America
Lefty's also available
Includes a James Trussart signed Certificate of Authenticity
High quality G&G® Hard Case is included in the price of the instrument