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John Abercrombie

I go back a long time with John Abercrombie…and was very proud when one of the T-style guitars I made for him became his main axe for many years:

This guitar has a basswood body, a flame maple top, and a HSH pickup configuration.

Here is a good video of John playing this guitar:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zts2_john-abercrombie-jazz-guitar_music

Unfortunately, the guitar was lost several years ago when John’s house burned down. Fortunately, John and his wife escaped personal injury.    Although John had another guitar I had made him (a strat with mini-humbuckers), as well as one of my first Semi Hollow archtops, neither of these guitars made it to “main ax” category.

I am pleased to say that John has fallen in love with another Sadowsky T-style guitar.

This one has a very light and resonant Paulownia body, a Sadowsky humbucker in the neck and a humcancelling T-style pickup in the bridge.  Both pickups split to single coil on the push pull tone knob.

Welcome home, John.

One thought on “John Abercrombie

  1. Great story. I’m sure it’s a fabulous instrument.

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