NAMM –Liquid Metal Guitars have been making heads turn with their unique metal-bodied guitars for a while now. And now, LMG (Liquid Metal Guitars) has unveiled their latest rock and roll machine, simply dubbed the ‘T’.
The ‘T’ is a Telecaster-style guitar that is cut from a solid piece of aircraft aluminum, giving the guitar not only a unique look, but also an extremely clear tone that ranges from the traditional Tele-style twang to a full, warm sound. The ‘T’ incorporates the unique physics of the solid aluminum body with a P92 neck pickup and a more traditional, yet over-wound, telecaster bridge pickup. The LMG ‘T’ also protects its awesome aluminum finish with a layer of automotive clear coat.
“As with all of our guitars we do things that are unique to metal, what we do can’t be duplicated in wood or plastic” says Phil Cook, the owner of Liquid Metal Guitars.
According to Phil Cook, “this is our homage to that guitar [the Telecaster] with our secrets blended seamlessly in to make it something very familiar yet unique and exceptional.”
The LMG “T” is the third model in the company’s line of aluminum bodied guitars.
“It is our interpretation of the classic work horse guitar with our exclusive collection of enhancements” says Phil Cook , Owner of The Liquid Metal Guitar Company. “As with all our guitars, the LMG “T” has a proprietary aluminum body hewn out of a single block of dense aircraft aluminum to the perfect thickness for maximum clarity of sound.”
With the through the body string guides are, as well, a contiguous feature of the body that enhances the clearness of sound.
“We worked again with Lindy Fralin on this guitar and have taken his traditional telecaster style bridge pickup, over wound it 15%, to take advantage of the aluminum body’s physics and matched that with a P92 on the neck. This gives the guitar a fantastic range of sound from the unmistakable Tele twang of the bridge pick up to the beautiful full body warmth of the neck.”
“We created our own ashtray bridge, using GRAPHTECH saddles, that is again integral with the body and we have an updated easy to play neck with an 8% headstock angle and GRAPHTECH nut design to keep the strings where the should be.”
Phil Cook says ” Every knows the Tele this is our homage to that guitar with our secrets blended seamlessly in to make it something very familiar yet unique and exceptional.” Come and see their guitars for yourself at the 2009 NAMM Show located at DR Handmade Strings Booth , # 4184
The Liquid Metal Guitar Company is based in Vancouver, B.C.
For more information on the Liquid Metal Guitar Company Contact Phil Cook at: 604-719-1403 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their official website at liquidmetalguitars.com
The LMG ‘T’ carries a MSRP of $2995, and would be a great addition to any serious player’s collection.