tempest retro 2019
The tempest retro is a blend of traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technologies. Combining flowing curves and hard edges, the tempest retro feels smooth while the sound is a throwback to that 60’s & 70’s classic rock sound.
The tempest retro is designed and crafted by our luthier and is part of the limited private stock.
To achieve a versatile tone, we combined a hand wound custom single-coil bridge pickup with a fat-sounding humbucker neck pickup.
The True Grit humbucker pickup features Alnico V magnets to produce a fat, rich clean tone and punchy driven tone. The True Grit humbucker makes this guitar super versatile and suitable for hot blues, hard rock, grunge and the old school Stones vibe, right through to progressive rock tones.
The hand wound Bare Knuckle True Grit single coil features Alnico V magnets. This medium output coil set produces a rich clean tone and a punchy, gritty driven tone with plenty of attitude. True Grit coils are suitable for hot blues, hard rock, grunge and punk tones.
Three way switching and a push/pull tone pot give you distinct 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 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 grain visible, so you can see the beauty of the wood. The ash body is finished with an indigo denim 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.
Go on, you know you want one…
Built to inspire, the tempest retro 2019 delivers a traditional tone and will quickly become your go-to guitar.
|MODEL||The tempest retro 2019|
|Finish||Gloss nitro over indigo denim natural stain with black grain highlights.|
|Wood||North American Maple|
|Scale Length||25.5” (648mm)|
|Truss rod||Dual Action, 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|
|2.4mm wide – 1.2mm high, routed fret slots|
|Inlays||6mm round paua shell inlays|
|Neck Pickup||Hand wound Bare Knuckle True Grit Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Hand wound Bare Knuckle True Grit single coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume (500k CTS)|
|1 x master tone w push/pull switch (500k CTS)|
|Switchcraft three switch|
|Capacitor||22 uf oil paper|
|Tuners||Gotoh GSM-05 chrome|
|Bridge||Gotoh GTC-201 chrome hardtail|
|Hiscox||Liteflite Standard hard case|