If there's a single guitar that's brought the whole team together, it's this work of art. On its arrival in the office, we all stood around in hushed wonder. That a hollow T-type fashioned from folded steel then buried in the garden should instil such a reaction is a credit to the genius of James Trussart.
It should be as harsh and sharp as razors in lemon juice, but there's a toneful, resonant, compelling surprise in order when you plug this unique guitar in.
Equally iniviting is the dark-stained maple neck, which was such a joy to play that wee still coo about it to this very day. The Kooks' Luke Prichard read the review and bought the very guitar!
FULL REVIEW: Trussart Steelcaster
Mid-price choice: Fender '69 Tele Thinline (£739) (BUY: Andertons Music Co. | Thomann | Soundslive | GuitarGuitar | Coda Music)
Budget buy: Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster (£279) (BUY: Andertons Music Co. | Thomann | Soundslive | GuitarGuitar | Coda Music)