James Trussart Guitars

James Trussart is one of the few builders who has broken the mold of traditional guitar making. Working with steel as the primary material, he produces guitars that are as unique in appearance as they are in tone.

Trussart is a musician-turned-luthier. The Parisian native began his career as a fiddler, accompanying Cajun singer-songwriter Zachary Richard in the late '70s, before turning his attention to crafting violins and later guitars in 1980. From his current So-Cal home workshop (where he's resided since 2000), Trussart crafts custom steel-bodied guitars, basses and violins in a dazzling array of finishes, reminiscent of shiny chrome resonator instruments and rusty, weathered or fossilized discarded machinery. And the tone is so distinctive that Trussart guitars have become "must-have" instruments in the arsenals of influential artists including Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Jack White, Charlie Sexton, Daniel Lanois, Marc Ribot, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Sonny Landreth, Joe Perry, Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, The Roots and many, many more.

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    Trussart SteelDeville Guitar in Titanic Green Snakeskin
    Trussart SteelDeville Guitar in Titanic Green Snakeskin
    Trussart SteelDeville Guitar in Titanic Green Snakeskin
    $ 5,892.00
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    Trussart SteelDeville Guitar in Dark Rust-O-Matic
    Trussart SteelDeville Guitar in Dark Rust-O-Matic
    Trussart SteelDeville Guitar in Dark Rust-O-Matic
    $ 4,511.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster w/ B16 Bigsby and TV Jones
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster w/ B16 Bigsby and TV Jones
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster w/ B16 Bigsby and TV Jones
    $ 4,843.00
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    Trussart Steelcaster - Holey Black Star
    Trussart Steelcaster - Holey Black Star
    Trussart Steelcaster - Holey Black Star
    $ 4,473.00
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    Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster - Titanic Green Holey Gator
    Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster - Titanic Green Holey Gator
    Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster - Titanic Green Holey Gator
    $ 5,234.00
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    Trussart Deluxe SteelTopCaster - Antique Copper Paisley
    Trussart Deluxe SteelTopCaster - Antique Copper Paisley
    Trussart Deluxe SteelTopCaster - Antique Copper Paisley
    $ 5,353.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar - Rust-O-Cream Paisley
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar - Rust-O-Cream Paisley
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar - Rust-O-Cream Paisley
    $ 5,110.00
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    Trussart Steelcaster Esquire Rust-O-Matic
    Trussart Steelcaster Esquire Rust-O-Matic
    Trussart Steelcaster Esquire Rust-O-Matic
    $ 4,126.00
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    Trussart Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic Humbucker
    Trussart Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic Humbucker
    Trussart Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic Humbucker
    $ 3,889.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar - Rust On Cream Gator
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar - Rust On Cream Gator
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar - Rust On Cream Gator
    $ 5,110.00
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    Trussart Deluxe SteelTopCaster - Titanic Green Gator
    Trussart Deluxe SteelTopCaster - Titanic Green Gator
    Trussart Deluxe SteelTopCaster - Titanic Green Gator
    $ 5,586.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar Rust-O-Matic Cream Star
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar Rust-O-Matic Cream Star
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar Rust-O-Matic Cream Star
    $ 4,236.00
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    Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster - Rust O Matic Pinstripe - B16 Bigsby
    Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster - Rust O Matic Pinstripe - B16 Bigsby
    Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster - Rust O Matic Pinstripe - B16 Bigsby
    $ 5,234.00
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    Trussart Steel ResoGator Guitar
    Trussart Steel ResoGator Guitar
    Trussart Steel ResoGator Guitar
    $ 4,164.00
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    Trussart Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic w/ Fleur de Lys
    Trussart Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic w/ Fleur de Lys
    Trussart Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic w/ Fleur de Lys
    $ 4,133.00
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    Trussart Steelcaster Red Star Guitar
    Trussart Steelcaster Red Star Guitar
    Trussart Steelcaster Red Star Guitar
    $ 4,473.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster in Surf Green on Cream w/ Roses
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster in Surf Green on Cream w/ Roses
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster in Surf Green on Cream w/ Roses
    $ 4,393.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Rusty Dragon
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Rusty Dragon
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Rusty Dragon
    $ 4,833.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Pinstripe - Dark
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Pinstripe - Dark
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Pinstripe - Dark
    $ 4,517.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Pinstripe
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Pinstripe
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Pinstripe
    $ 4,517.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic w/ TV Jones in Neck
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic w/ TV Jones in Neck
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Rust-O-Matic w/ TV Jones in Neck
    $ 4,126.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster in Surf Green on Cream w/ Roses
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster in Surf Green on Cream w/ Roses
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster in Surf Green on Cream w/ Roses
    $ 5,110.00
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    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar Cream Star
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar Cream Star
    Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster Guitar Cream Star
    $ 4,236.00
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