(March 23, 2011) -- Nick Perri, the internationally recognized lead guitarist for such bands/artists as Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Silvertide, Matt Sorum, and his own recently assembled, SINAI, announced via his Twitter feed that as of today, his company, Perri Ink., LLC, will start selling boutique, handmade guitars under the brand name Perri Ink. Guitars.
Drawing on his own personal experience wielding hundreds of guitars throughout his career, Perri has personally designed both the Protostar (pictured) and Solostar models with features he's both enjoyed and desired as a rock musician for more than a decade.
Each guitar is handmade and built-to-order, with the kind of time and attention to detail that's rare in the modern musical instrument industry. Furthermore, Perri has consulted with top musicians, engineers, and other designers to create a product line that is unique, classic and well-suited for any guitarist across the professional or amateur spectrum.
Perri cites his search for the perfect instrument, and the continued support of his global fan base, which routinely asks him where they can acquire the kinds of guitars he plays, as the inspiration for this next entrepreneurial move.
"I have owned lots of guitars over the years, and built and destroyed many of them," Perri said, in a statement on his website. "But this time I am setting out with the confidence and knowledge of what really works, not what people have tried to sell me."
The Protostar model is available now directly from perriinkguitars.com. The Solostar model is slated for its release in May. Each guitar comes with a signed and dated certificate of authenticity that ensures both build quality, and a personal setup by the rocker himself.
According to Perri: "Both the Protostar and the Solostar feature an array of high-fi and forward thinking ideas, yet they have been molded into a traditional package that is sure to grab both fans of past and future guitars."
The Protostar features a swamp ash body with laminate swamp ash top with pearloid body binding and black gloss finish. The body has forearm, tummy, and neck heel contours. The 25 1/2" scale guitar features a 22-fret maple neck with a 12" radius maple fretboard and a 1 5/8" nut width. It features black star inlays and Sperzel Solid Pro tuners. The Prostar features a Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 humbucker at the neck and TB-14 Custom 5 Trembucker at the bridge. The pickups are controlled with a three-way slide selector switch and are wired out-of-phase in the middle position. The guitar's modern controls include a master volume, kill switch, and clean boost with indicator LED. The guitar also has a Floyd Upgrades FU High-Performance Big Block Bridge.
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Perri Ink. Guitars
Source: Press Release and Company Website