Together with the guitarist Yuriy Voskanyan we have created a charismatic and speedy guitar – Woodstock Firecaster GT40.
For 10 years Yuri had played different top range guitars. He had tried almost every instrument used in rock, blues and funk world classics – from 1950-s till today. Once he had an idea to create a real rock-n-roll guitar that would make platinum albums and rock the stadiums on tours.
The author was sure,
the guitar had to:
We considered all the points and started the project.
We chose a Firebird shape as it reflected groove and courage.
A Firebird shape was first used in 1960-s and was invented by a muscle car designer! The guitar looked speedy and determined, like a real sports car!
Firebird-shaped guitars have changed a lot since then. Now they look like expensive furniture rather than sports cars. So the author decided to make a change and get back to the `sports` look. Thus we were inspired by many speedy cars. Still the biggest influence was made by Ford GT40 which took part in the legendary 24-hour Le-Man race in 1968.
Though we chose Firebird design, we didn’t want to make another boring copy. So the guitar borrowed the sound and technical characteristics of good old Tele, the simplest and the greatest rock-n-roll guitar ever. The wood we used was alder for the body and maple –for the neck.
It wasn’t enough. The look of Woodstock Firecaster GT40 had to reflect its character. So we decided to get back to the roots and use the semi-hollow design of 40-s, 50-s. The result was a profound sound. The solid center and hollowed ‘ears’ of the body added the unique timbre.
This engineering decision was a turning point in the construction of Woodstock Firecaster GT40.
We also had to balance the guitar`s technical and aesthetic sides. So we decided to install a Firebird mini-humbucker in the neck position. We also chose Lollar Pickups, known as best quality company producing top-level pickups. These pickups show every guitar’s potential at 200%, reflect the sound character and go well in the mix.
We used a classic Tele bridge, a single pickup, string-through-body design, a traditional steel panel with tone and volume controls and a pickup switch.
Woodstock Firecaster GT40
In conclusion we should say that the guitar has made all our wildest dreams come true. It is beautiful, powerful, with its special ‘car’ spirit. We have managed to apply all the seven points considered without compromise.
The Woodstock Guitars team understood and felt the idea and paid attention to every little thing. That is why the guitars` shape reflects its character and the sound is as wonderful as its look!
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