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Normandy Chrome 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 ...Read More

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A one-of-a-kind chrome guitar with boutique styling and quality.

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 the chrome Normandy Archtop guitar.

Normandy's rosewood-on-maple neck id shaped close to what you would find on an old-school jazz guitar—not too fat… not too thin. The resonant, chromed 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 5 magnets are overwound to 12K ohms for higher output, powerful midrange and driving tone.

This is a deceptively solid piece of instrument. You may be able to snap the neck, but the body will stand up to the most aggressive punk-inspired outbursts. The Normandy archtop guitar weighs 8.6 lb. which is roughly the same (or less) than most other electric guitars. I maintains perfect balance when on a strap and is so comfortable that you'll play longer and better.

The sound, the look, the feel, the durability and all the 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.

Normandy guitars are quality made one at a time and are built to stand the test of time from one gig to the next.

FEATURES
  • Triple-electroplated chromed 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
  • Vintage-style Bigsby vibrato

A classic archtop made of chrome that only weighs 8.6 Lbs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Chrome Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece.

  • Body: Aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Neck: Hard rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Pickups: Normandy "old school" Humbuckers overwound, 12k ohm high-output alnico magnets wax-potted for microphonic suppression
  • Electronics: Front And rear volume controls, one tone control, 3-way pickup selector, heavy-duty kill switch
  • Bridge: Locking roller bridge, fully adjustable
  • tailpiece, licensed Bigsby B70
  • Tuners: Large Gotoh
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Weight: 8.6 lb.
  • Case, Hardshell multi-ply custom-made by TKL (black with chrome hardware)
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NormandyChrome Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece.
 
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5.0

i love my chrome archy

By skully

from 4 corners

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Normandy Chrome Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece.:

    the craftsmanship is u.s.a. grade wonderful, no complaints about this guitar whatsoever....it is a beautiful guitar, and it plays better than i ever imagined it would, and i was expecting a lot.....it is very hard to put down, everything i threw at it sounded great on it, jazz licks, country licks. reggae style, old and new rock and roll, even just picking around and playing nothing at all sounds very good(very inspiring)....i love it so much that i am going to buy normandy's alumicaster (t) style guitar to replace my single coiled guitar.....this guitar is a keeper

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    5.0

    Not just a pretty face

    By Squires

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about Normandy Chrome Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece.:

    This guitar looks killer, but is surprisingly great sounding, too! The Old-School humbuckers give the Chromey a spank and growl that my other guitars can't keep up with. The neck contour is super sexy and makes this guitar SO easy to play. Did I mention that it looks killer?

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