So here’s the deal. I apologize for my absence in blogging the last 2 weeks. There is so much going on here, the days just blur into weeks. One of the big things we are focusing on is changing the guitar models we offer. We want to create 3 categories of models so that we can reach a variety of players not just one set of players. We also want 3 different price points that reflect the cost that goes into each model…This is not your standard “Good , Better, Best” NO, these are 3 separate styles that are priced accordingly, period. All 3 offer unique features to a different style of player. We will take the next 3 blog posts to address each one…
First up is the Modern Vintage series. This series will contain 2 main guitars (for now) that are both Nystrum Original Designs. Meaning the body shapes are in no way copies or similar to other brands. I must specify that the first one I will discuss is a design I have recently purchased from friend and designer Austin Papp, who has made the decision to no longer build guitars under his brand AVP Lutherie. He never launched this design publicly, and as he was phasing out his brand, asked if I would be interested in acquiring the design. I was with Austin throughout the year long R&D design process while he was developing this, and I always took a liking to it. So when he asked, I accepted. The second is a design that I developed and have been working on since 2014.
The offset body style acquired from AVP will now be known as the Modern Vintage Cathedral. And the T style design that I have been working on will be known as the Modern Vintage Kestrel. These are the newest Nystrum Guitars. They are both Bolt on neck designs and will feature the Nystrum 2 bolt neck joint. We will only be offering these designs as a ‘New’ finish and it will be a polyurethane. Nitrocellulose lacquer will only be available by special request and include a substantial increase in price and lead time. We will not offer this design with an aging process.
These will be the only Nystrum Guitars to feature The newest headstock, the other 3 series will have different headstocks. Below are most of the features you can expect with these models. Please comment or send us a message with any questions.
Oversize headstock w/ binding line (circle logo)
Dual action truss rod
Kluson Deluxe tuners
Block inlays (upcharge)
Choice of dual humbuckers, P-90s, filtertrons, or jazzmaster, pickups.
Bridge Choice of mastery half tray, or mastery M1.
Bigsby B5, Mastery OMV, stop tail, or string through option.
Chambered w/ S-sound hole option
Body binding option.
Exotic wood option
Hard Case w/ Nystrum logo
Base Price will start at $2,500 with a Pre-purchase price of 15% off total for the first 20 sold.