Totem Guitars "Thunderbird" 2008 Used SOLD
Year   2008     Totem Guitarは個性的なルックスの1本物ギターでビルダーMichael Spaltにより1本1本丁寧に作り上げられたカスタムギターです。Body Topにアンティークのオブジェをちりばめた上から樹脂で固めており立体的なデザインとなっていて絵画のように1本1本題名がつけられています。まさに「音の出る芸術品」で、同じものは2本と存在しません。

こちらのギターは個性的なオリジナルシェイプでフレイムメイプルトップ、コリーナバックのボディ。ネックは美しいメイプルにブラッドウッドという珍しい材を使用しています。またボディのウイングにはパープルハートという材を用い、ビンテージのFord車のオーナメントもこのギターのアクセントになっています。ピックアップはビンテージのGibson P-90が3基搭載されています。
コントローラは3way toggle switchでネック、ブリッジポジション、ミックスを選択、反対側にあるミドルボリュームで多彩なサウンドが楽しめます。

Body Flame maple top Korina back
Neck Bloodwood on Maple
Pickup Gibson 1970s P-90 x3
Bridge Original
Tuner Original
Frets 95%
Weight 3.8kg
Case Original HC
Repair None
 < Description >
Common to all guitars in this section is the "ResinTop", a unique process marrying a tonewood back with a clear resin coating on the top into which decorations and inclusions can be applied. After experimenting with various types of resin I developed this process, allowing me to assemble objects and assorted bric-a-brac into a homogenous guitar body. The resin is formulated to accomodate the thermal expansion and contraction of the wood and it is sonically transparent.

The wood used for the back supplies the basic tonal characterstics and structural stability, while the wood choices for the neck allow me to dial in the coloration of the sound. The resin adds sustain and its tonal effect is similar to a "maple cap over mahogany body" effect - sparkle and transparency in the upper frequency ranges. As with a conventional guitar the choice of hardware and pickups also plays a large role in determining the sound of the instrument.

This one was made in 2008.

Three vintage clear-bobbin Gibson P-90's and two vintage Ford hood ornaments set the tone for this guitar. The 3-way switch operates the neck and bridge pickups, while the pot on the upper bout dials in the middle pickup, thus allowing a wide variety of tonal colors.  The body is Korina with flame Maple and Purpleheart accents.  The red theme is carried through to the fingerboard made of Bloodwood.

No repair history.
Condition : Very clean as new.
The neck is almost straight , the truss rod works properly and the frets remain 95% height.

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