Built in small batches by dedicated craftsmen and musicians at the Nordstrand custom shop in Yucaipa, California, these guitars are available direct starting at $2800.

Yucaipa, CA (April 1, 2011) – Following the success of their classic-styled basses, Nordstrand Guitars now moves in a new direction and introduces the Nordy vS guitar. With its blend of timeless design and modern advances, the vS offers an outstanding alternative for discriminating guitarists who seek an instrument that feels comfortably familiar and provides an inspiring musical experience.



Crafted with the same care and attention to detail that infuses every Nordstrand bass, the new Nordy vS guitar line features:

• Classic tone woods hand selected for resonance and light weight
• 7.5” to 12” compound radius fretboard—available in either rosewood or maple—for uncompromising vintage feel and modern playability
• A satisfyingly large soft V neck offering enhanced tone and comfort
• Nordstrand’s acclaimed pickups—available in single coil and hum-cancelling configurations
• A two post classic bridge with bent steel saddles and steel block
• Available in modern poly or classic lacquer finishes
• Hipshot locking tuning machines

Built in small batches by dedicated craftsmen and musicians at the Nordstrand custom shop in Yucaipa, California, these guitars are available direct starting at $2800.

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