About the Builder: (from Wikipedia)
Lindert Guitars was a handmade electric guitar manufacturing company founded in 1986 in Chelan Falls in Wenatchee, Washington. Production of guitars was moved to Korea and the company shut down shortly afterwards, with the last guitars created around 2002. Most of their guitars were named following a railway theme, with names including Conductor, Diesel and Loco-Motive.
These unusual guitars were handmade and featured semi-hollow, machined MDF bodies with cloth or tweed insets that resembled those found on vintage radios. They are also known for the "Escape Velocity" neck profile - ergonomically designed to be half rounded and half vee for faster playing action and less hand fatigue, which is regarded as one of their strongest features. All Lindert guitars also featured a headstock which resembles a hand giving a "thumbs up", a design patented by Charles Lindert himself. The maker was supposedly so pleased with the design of his guitar body that he gave himself a mental thumbs-up, and then decided to fashion the headstock to resemble one. Some models included the "Missing Link" switch, which allowed several pickup combinations not available on other guitars, including neck/bridge and using all three pickups at once.
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About the Guitar:
The Lindert, Twister was produced in two versions:
offset double cutaway body, bolt-on maple neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, six-on-one-side tuners, chrome hardware, cream coloured pick-guard, six fabric "grille" inserts on top (behind bridge) in a fan-shaped pattern, fixed bridge, three single coil pickups, volume/tone controls with chicken-head knobs, five-way selector switch, available in textured Beechwood Brown finish.
similar to the Twister S, except has a single cutaway body, two single coil pickups, and three-way selector.
They also have a unique 'Escape Velocity' contoured neck. The back of the neck is a combination of the C-shape at the lower frets which blends seamlessly into a V-shape contour towards the higher frets.
This Twister T guitar has the serial number 'TTH-03', the date '5-6-98' and 'Noel Gallagher' to both the paper sticker on the neck plate and in marker pen on the guitar body at the neck joint It was produced in the US and was made by Lindert Guitars as an endorsement model. The label on the neck-plate on the back of the guitar denotes the time it was given to Noel Gallagher of Oasis.The guitar was sold by the world famous "Vintage Guitar Emporium" in London. Noel Gallagher used The Vintage Guitar Emporium to sell part of his collection of guitars.
In any case, irrespective of the provenance, today Lindert guitars have become highly sought by collectors due to their quirky and unusual designs, quality construction, good sound and scarcity.