• Susi

The customer who ordered this guitar, initially wanted to buy the first Susi, but he waited too long, because it got stolen. But years later, he wanted to make himself a birthday present with a guitar like this and now we could do some little changes to the design.

Since the body wood – swamp ash – is gorgeous, we decided to drop the pickguard. The neck is 5-piece maple and padouk and the fretboard rosewooden, like the original, but we put his year of birth as a mother of pearlen inlay into the 12th fret and redesigned the headstock so the strings go straight to the tuners and it looks a little slimmer.

The next thing was changing the archtop-style tailpiece to a stop tailpiece to push the rock sound. The Häussel Tele-style singlecoil and the Schaller Golden 50 humbucker provide a very variable rock sound, enhanced by the wiring: The 5-way bladeswitch has these positions: 1. neck singlecoil; 2. neck singlecoil + splitted bridge humbucker in parallels; 3. bridge humbucker in parallel mode; 4. bridge humbucker in series mode; 5. bridge humbucker and neck singlecoil in series – this makes the guitar roar!

  • Body: swamp ash
  • Neck: maple/padouk 5-piece
  • Fretboard: indian rosewood
  • Machines: Schaller M6 mini
  • Bridge: Schaller GTM
  • Neck pickup: Häussel TE Vintage
  • Bridge pickup: Schaller Golden 50
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Year of manufacture: 2017