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Normandy Army Green Powdercoat Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece
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From the classic archtop curves of the body, to the vintage Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, to the distinctive "rivets" front and back, there is simply no ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A one-of-a-kind powder-coated aluminum archtop with a cool "school bus" finish.
From the classic archtop curves of the body, to the vintage Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, to the distinctive "rivets" front and back, there is simply no other guitar like it. Normandy Guitars are quality made one at a time and are built to stand the test of time from one gig to the next.
Army Green-this is another finish that translates well to the Normandy aesthetic. When we were thinking of what finishes we would want (in addition to chrome) we tried to think of other products out in the world that are made of hard core metal with big rivets¦well as you can see this flat army green finish looks just like the old school army helmets and other gear from back in the 30's and 40's.
The powdecoated finishes on Normandy guitars are applied using a special "baked-on" finish that is electrostatically bonded to the guitar bodies. The resulting finish is extremely durable and far superior to the standard paint, stain, or varnish typically found on guitars.
The Normandy maple-on-maple and rosewood-on-maple necks are shaped close to what you would find on an old-school jazz guitar-not too fat¦ not too thin. The resonant, chrome-finished, aircraft-grade aluminum body produces smooth, warm tones that ring true and long. Sustain is increased significantly when compared to that of a conventional wooden guitar body. Normandy "old school" humbuckers with Alnico V magnets are overwound to 12K ohms for higher output, powerful midrange, and driving tone.
This is a deceivingly solid piece of equipment. You may be able to snap the neck, but the body will stand up to the most aggressive punk-inspired outbursts. The Normandy weighs 8.6 lb., which is roughly the same (or less) than most other electric guitars, maintains perfect balance when on a strap, and is so accommodating that you may just be able to go at it all night.
The sound, the look, the feel, the durability, and all of extra care taken to perfect this one-of-a-kind guitar, combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes equal a guitar that you would expect to cost thousands more than it does. Custom boutique styling and quality that every player can afford¦ that's the best thing of all.
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- Triple-electroplated chrome
- Aluminum body constructed of aircraft-grade material
- Hard rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard
- 18% nickel/silver fret wire
- Tuners by Gotoh
- Graphite nut from Graphtech
- Normandy humbuckers for high output, powerful midrange and tone
- Fully adjustable locking roller bridge
- Vintage-style Bigsby vibrato
- Includes custom road case
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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Comments about Normandy Army Green Powdercoat Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:
First, this is the first review I have ever posted. I have about 25 electric guitars all american made, including strats, lespauls, tele's, es's, etc. The Normandy guitar quality is excellent. But the big question is sound. It is fantastic, such that I had to leave a review. I play through tube amps and Pup's are overwound humbuckers, sounding like vintage PAFs. And they are hot enough you can crank or smooth enough for blues/rock. Sustain is excellent. The only negative is the guitar is a bit pricey... I got mine used (like new) here at MF. And got a great deal on a great guitar. Well worth the money. Ps guitar is a bit heavy like a non chambered les paul, but all that faded away as i got lost in the sound I could get out of this baby. Totally happy.