Tempest modern


The Tempest modern is a blend of traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technologies. Combining flowing curves and hard edges, the Tempest modern feels smooth and plays even smoother. The variety of tonal options makes this a versatile instrument that will give you the sound you want from a single guitar for the modern guitar player.

Demo Stock

This Tempest has been used for demonstration and is played in. It comes with a few minor scuff associated with its use, but they in no way affect the playability or sound. The price reflects the fact that this is demo stock.  Grab a bargain as our demo guitars don’t come up very often.

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Tempest modern

The Tech

The Tempest modern is designed around a set of Bare Knuckle hand wound True Grit humbucker pickups features Alnico V magnets to produce a fat, rich clean tone and punchy driven tone. The True Grit humbuckers make this guitar super versatile and suitable for hot blues, hard rock, grunge, punk and old school metal, right through to progressive rock tones.
Cutting edge switching technology gives you six district sound options for the ultimate in versatility. The traditional oil paper capacitors and CTS pots ensure a precision audio taper which gives you smooth, accurate response. Crank your guitar up to 10 and the volume swells all the way—no abrupt flattening to choke your playing style.

The Wood

The body and neck are made from hand picked ash and maple hardwoods. They are carefully selected for their tone and resonance, which allows for a surprising amount of sustain.

It’s all about the finish

At Munson Guitars we always prefer to use finishes that leave the raw grain visible, so you can see the beauty of the wood. The ash body is finished in a deep navy natural stain over black grain, before adding several coats of traditional nitrocellulose that will allow the finish to age gracefully. The maple neck, which includes a dual action truss rod and contrasting dark walnut skunk strip, is protected and enhanced by a proprietary blend of finishing oil which delivers a hard wearing, yet soft satin feel for a super fast action.

Proudly British

The Tempest modern is designed and crafted in Britain by our luthier and is part of the limited private stock.

Go on, you know you want one…

Built to inspire, the Tempest modern is a versatile instrument that will quickly become your go-to guitar.


MODEL The Tempest modern
Wood Ash
Finish Gloss nitro over deep navy natural stain with black grain highlights.
Backplate Ash
Wood North American Maple
Scale Length 25.5” (648mm)
Truss rod Dual Action, neck adjustable
Thickness 0.73” (18.58mm) at 1st Fret; 0.87” (22.21mm) at 12th Fret
Finish Natural oils with a satin finish for fast action
Wood North American Maple
Radius 9.5” (241.3mm)
Frets 22 Medium
2.4mm wide – 1.2mm high, routed fret slots
Inlays 6mm round paua shell inlays
Nut Graphtech XL
Pickups Hand wound Bare Knuckle True Grit Humbuckers set
Controls 1 x master volume (500k CTS)
1 x master tone (500k CTS)
Freeway 3+3 – six way switch
Capacitor 22 uf oil paper
Jack 0.25” mono
Machine Heads Gotoh GSM-05 chrome
Bridge Gotoh GTC 102 chrome hardtail
Knobs Chrome knurled
Hiscox Liteflite Standard hard case

Like what you see, but what something a bit different? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Choose a custom shop version of the tempest modern and we will make it how you want it.

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