tempest vintage modern 2019
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 tempest vintage modern boasts Bare Knuckle hand wound humbucker and P90 pickups which deliver an awesome tone and amazing versatility.
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.
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 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|
|Finish||Gloss nitro over burnt amber natural stain with red grain highlights.|
|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|
|2.4mm wide – 1.2mm high, routed fret slots|
|Inlays||6mm round paua shell inlays|
|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|
|Tuners||Gotoh GSM-05 chrome|
|Bridge||Gotoh GTC 102 chrome hardtail|
|Hiscox||Liteflite Standard hard case|