Doug Pettibone is my kinda guy … he loves Trussarts, he’s played with Lucinda Williams and Ray LaMontagne (two of my fav singers and writers) and he has oodles of vibe. In a neat, little interview with Guitar International he bangs the “what’s so great about Trussart anyway?” nail on the head:
“I’m using a lot of James Trussart guitars. I really love them. What attracted me first was the visual – he is an artist. His guitars are beautifully crafted, original and they are metal, as you know. They are hollow, and I really like hollow electric guitars. The just have the overtones and sustain that I love. You get more out of them, I think. They just come alive when you plug them in. You’re not sure what they’re gonna do all the time but it’s usually pretty cool!”
And here is Doug with Lucinda and his James Trussart Steel Devillie:
Cool interview with master guitar maker James Trussart and a look at a few of his lovely creations. I love what he says about people appreciating his “beautiful mistakes” … create something unique and beautiful first and if other people love it that’s a bonus.