I’ve been lucky enough to know Emma for a while, and I’m incredibly honoured to have her as part of the LT Custom Guitars family.
Emma has received a 5 star album review, been an HMV recommended artist and has even shared a cover mount of Blues Magazine with the likes of Joe Bonamassa so we wanted to build something special for her.
The ‘King Tele’ – as it is affectionately named – is a very special guitar. This Classic ’T’ was designed from the ground up for Emma. Her requirements were: it had to be comfortable, light weight, look good and sound huge – challenge accepted! In order to reduce the weight we selected a 1 piece British poplar body, accompanied by a British Walnut top. In a wonderful twist of fate, every piece of walnut – neck, top, inset binding on the fretboard, pick up surround, cavity cover and even the fretboard markers – are from the same tree! A little bit of added LT Custom Guitar magic. To make the guitar smaller, and more comfortable for Emma we gave it a 24” scale length on a flamed maple fretboard as well as a 7/8th’s size body with specially designed, huge thinline chambers. This not only provides weight relief, but also helps create huge resonance in the guitar, which in turn is amplified by the Alchemy Pick Ups ‘Mercurial’ set. The complete set up allows Emma the freedom to produce well rounded blues tones in the neck, but also switch to a brighter, twang style twang sound you’d expect from the bridge. All in all the guitar was designed to fit the player and we think we matched them pretty well!
Playing expressive riffs and tremendous solos with the tone of Walter Trout and the speed of Malmsteen, every note Danny plays is laden with passion and feeling. He’s one of the hardest working artists I know and he needed a guitar that would withstand his rigorous touring schedule with The DGB whilst matching his incredible playing style. The result: The DG-1. Affectionately named ‘The Duke’ the body is solid Korina – known for its extra warmth and added mid tones. The neck is highly figured baked maple featuring a slim tapered super soft ‘V’ and rolled shoulders for superior playing comfort and speed. The matching fingerboard, black pinstripe and over sized headstock really show this guitar to be a cut above the rest. Providing every tone from bell like cleans, to a snorting over wound PAF humbucker. The Duke features Danny’s very own signature Alchemy Pickups HSS set, designed and made for this very guitar, allowing Danny’s playing to cut clearly through any mix. The Gotoh locking machine heads and 510 tremolo system allow Danny to express himself to the fullest extent with his soaring lead lines. Finished in ‘pearl green envy’ – more commonly found on Lamborghini super cars, the DG-1 certainly has the ‘show’ to match it’s ‘go’.
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