Well, it looks like the good folks at Campbell American are at it again––this time with a strictly limited edition run of their new Nelsonic Transitone: a hand-made, double humbucker beauty, with funky retro styling, top-shelf hardware, and enough attitude to go around.
The Transitone was born out of a collaboration between Campbell American and Bill Nelson (of Be Bop Deluxe fame,) and according to Dean Campbell the guitar’s name was chosen by web guru Shaun Wortis (Shaun Wolf Wortis Design,) inlays were made by Jeff Mosby (Mosby Guitars,) and extensive work was done on the instrument by Campbell shop guys Charlie Lavallee & Bill Colwell.
Stand-out specs include a body of Honduran Mahogany, gold covered Seymour Duncan Jazz & 59 humbuckers, a gold Gotoh roller bridge tremolo, and gold Sperzel locking Machine Heads.
The Campbell American Nelsonic Transitone Features–
- Honduran Mahogany Body
- Fire Engine Red Nitro Cellulose Lacquer Finish
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 2 Red Sea Coral Atom Inlays At 12th Fret(by Jeff Mosby)
- 25-½“ Scale Length
- 1 Gold Covered Seymour Duncan Jazz Humbucker
- 1 Gold Covered Seymour Duncan ’59 Humbucker
- 3-Way Pickup Switching (Switch At Upper Left)
- Coil Splitters On Both Pickups
- One Volume & Two Tone Controls (NOS Knobs)
- Gold Gotoh Roller Bridge Tremolo
- Cream Pickguard With Smoked Gray 2nd Pickguard
- Gold Sperzel locking Machine Heads
- Gold Schaller Strap Locks
Also includes a certificate of authenticity/original lithograph signed by Bill Nelson, and a custom TKL hard case.
The Transitone is already in production, so if you’re interested in owning one you’ll want to act now because only 100 of the instruments are slated to be built. Please contact the dealers directly––info can be found on Campbell America’s Dealer page.