Originally based in New York, Anthony Pelosi subsequently relocated to Austin, Texas, but he custom built this AMAZING guitar in 2002, at his original NYC location, for his then Brooklyn neighbor, Jodi Head, the lady who hand crafts THE best guitar straps on the planet!
Some of the finest in the world
Primarily known for his incredible electric basses, Tony only ever built a handful of guitars, then, after moving to Texas, mostly concentrated on his Audio Monk range of bass effects pedals. His famous Fuzzpotion has been hailed as the best bass fuzz pedal of all time. Likewise, players in the know say his meticulously hand finished fretboards are some of the finest in the world.
This amazing LP-style Pelosi creation features one great top-flight feature after another: a 7-ply bound, quilt Maple top; solid Mahogany back; birdseye Maple neck, with a fabulous, hand-carved, soft-V profile, for rock solid playing stability; 3-ply bound Ebony board, with hand-cut, medium-jumbo frets. The 22-fret board features a 9” radius and 25½” scale length.
Hardware and electronics include:-
- Pelosi’s custom electronics and hand-wound humbuckers/pickups, that have that vintage Les Paul sound absolutely nailed – check out our soundfile!
- All 500k CTS pots
- Fully intonatable and adjustable Schaller bridge with roller saddles ($200!)
- Locking tuners with Ebony buttons
Décor and aesthetics:-
- Jodi Head’s name inlaid on the fingerboard in mother-of-pearl
- Jodi’s logo inlaid below the bridge in Maple, Mahogany and Paua shell
- Unique Ebony neck bolt attachment. Hearts and crosses are prominent in Jodi Head designs
- Unique headstock top and neck end shapes, reminiscent of a cresting wave
- Chicken-foot knobs
- All gold hardware
- Gorgeous Cherryburst quilt Maple top
For the musician
Every bit of gear that Tony Pelosi builds is 100% “For the musician”. You can be 100% certain that a guitar built for the woman who makes the world’s best guitar straps, is going to be a damn fine guitar! Again, check out our soundfile…
Around five years, Jodi was moving from a warehouse space to an apartment and needed to drastically reduce her possessions. The Pelosi guitar was one of the items she reluctantly parted with. Shown in pic # 7, is a fabulous crocodile strap, handmade by Jodi as a bonus for the original Australian buyer. The strap has never been on the guitar.
Deluxe tour case
As shown in pics 7 & 8, and the image to the right, the guitar comes in a prestigious Prefox road case. We believe the Prefox Deluxe Tour Cases are among the very best hard shell cases currently available.
Free courier delivery
Perhaps severely underpriced, nevertheless, we wanted to make this incredible guitar as affordable as possible, so $3250, including the deluxe Prefox case, the custom made strap, and FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia, for one of the best sounding, best playing LP-style guitars around – fully hand built, and absolutely the only one in existence! ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
Weight: 9lb 6½ oz / 4.27kg