James Trussart, DeVille Rustomatic Snakeskin, 2011 - James Williamson (Iggy Pop)


James Trussart
DeVille Rustomatic Snakeskin
Serial Number: 
11 135
The Story Behind

This guitar was made for and used by James Williamson of Iggy Pop and the Stooges as a custom guitar in 2011. James Williamson (born October 29, 1949 in Castroville, Texas) is best known for co-writing with Iggy Pop, and playing all the guitars on 1973’s seminal Raw Power album by Iggy & the Stooges. The album’s lead track, “Search and Destroy,” has become a rite of passage for any self-respecting rocker and has been covered by Pearl Jam with Mudhoney, Def Leppard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sid Vicious, The Dead Boys, and countless others. Commenting on Raw Power’s ferocity, Williamson has said “I was a very emotional guitar player, so I always played that way. That’s how we felt, so that was what it sounded like.”

The Steel Deville is a classic single cutaway design with a Hollow steel body and a wood neck that is both beautiful to look at and to play. The 24.5" scale length and vintage components make this instrument feel like home the minute you lay your hands on it. 

The SteelDeville features Trussart's exclusive hollow steel body and custom metal appointments, like the recessed steel head cap that is beautiful to look at and functional, by adding mass to the headstock it increases sustain. The steel body while also being the perfect medium to display the beautiful Trussart custom finishes and engravings also has tonal advantages. The Trussart SteelDeville tone is a uniquely classic, thick and resonant tone combined with an edge that cuts through. The construction of these instruments is only half of the story, the other half is the finish, every instrument comes with a history and a slight element of neglect, of decay, so it has a personality of it's own.

This guitar features:

Rust on Cream Snakeskin SteelDeville
Perforated Back
Snakeskin Engraved Top, Pickguard, and Headcap
59 Maple Neck with a Rosewood Fingerboard
Cream Binding
Arcane Inc. Humbuckers

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