tempest vintage modern 2019


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tempest vintage modern 2019

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The tempest vintage modern is a blend of traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technologies. Combining flowing curves and hard edges, the tempest vintage modern feels smooth and plays even smoother. It draws on the best tones of older guitars, but brings it right up to date by using modern components and building techniques. It’s like a ‘57 Mustang, but with a brand new V8 engine that does 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds.

The tempest vintage modern is designed and crafted by our luthier and is part of the limited private stock.

The Tech

The tempest vintage modern boasts Bare Knuckle hand wound humbucker and P90 pickups which deliver an awesome tone and amazing versatility.

Neck Pickup

The Nantucket HSP90 is scatter-wound and uses vintage cut Alnico V magnets that deliver a raw and in your face tone which lends itself to a huge range of playing styles.

Bridge 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 punk, right through to progressive rock 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 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 grain visible, so you can see the beauty of the wood. The ash body is finished in burnt amber natural stain over red 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 vintage modern 2019 delivers both a traditional and modern tone and will quickly become your go-to guitar.



MODEL The tempest vintage modern 2019
Wood Ash
Finish Gloss nitro over burnt amber natural stain with red 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 Graphite Graphtec
Neck Pickup Hand wound Bare Knuckle Nantucket HP90
Bridge Pickup Hand wound Bare Knuckle True Grit Humbucker
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
Jack 0.25” mono
Tuners Gotoh GSM-05 chrome
Bridge Gotoh GTC 102 chrome hardtail
Knobs Silver knurled
Hiscox Liteflite Standard hard case