Sully Guitars Releases the Concorde

Born out of a collaboration with Grover Jackson, this model features a mahogany body, maple top, and original Floyd Rose tremolo.

Little Elm, TX (January 10, 2020) -- Builder Jon Sullivan of Sully Guitars introduces the Concorde to their model lineup. Designed by Sully Guitars in collaboration with Grover Jackson Engineering, the Concorde will be available via the Sully Guitars Custom Series (made in Texas by Sully Guitars), the Conspiracy Series (made by World Musical Instruments in South Korea), as well as a special, limited batch built by Sullivan and Jackson.

The Concorde is inspired by a classic but with some “Sully” twists. “It’s no secret that I’ve always been inspired by Grover’s iconic designs, and this model is something that I approached with immense respect. When I arrived at my final design, I shared it with Grover, and we agreed that the Concorde was a great way to carry his vast legacy forward.”

The Sully Guitars Custom Series Concorde (Pricing begins at $2950 USD) is a set-neck instrument with a 25.5” scale length, Mahogany body with a radiused Maple top, laminated Mahogany neck with 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets (24 frets available spring 2020), Ivoroid headstock and fretboard binding, Ebony fretboard, Hollow Block inlays, Hipshot locking tuners, bridge configurations of Tunematic/string through the body or Original Floyd Rose tremolo, dual humbuckers wound by Grover Jackson Engineering, and a volume control with a push-pull coil split, and a three way toggle switch. Custom wood, binding, inlay, bridge, and finish options are available.

The Conspiracy Series Concorde (Pricing begins at $1249 USD) is a set-neck instrument with a 25.5” scale length, Mahogany body with a radiused top, laminated Maple neck with 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets, Ebony 12-16” compound radius fingerboard, slash inlays, Luminlay side dots, Hipshot locking tuners, bridge configurations of Tunematic/string through the body or Floyd Rose tremolo, dual humbuckers wound to Sully specs, volume control with a push-pull coil split, and three way toggle switch.

Sully Guitars artists include Stevie D (Buckcherry), Roman Surman (Wednesday 13), Wednesday 13, Andee Blacksugar (KMFDM, Black Sugar Transmission), Pascual Romero (Devil’s Throne), Dee J Nelson (Ravens, solo artist, Doug Marks Metal Method instructor), Perfecto De Castro (solo artist, Arnel Pineda, Rivermaya), Greg Marra (solo artist, Plenty Heavy), Adam Nañez (solo artist), Caitlin Montclare (MONTE), Rodrigo Burotto (solo artist), Christian Dryden (The Ritualists), Justin Hold (Stareview, Dropsy), Brett Aveni (solo artist), and Shane Lively (VII).

Specs for the Custom Series Concorde:

  • Construction: Set neck
  • Scale: 25.5
  • Neck: Laminated Mahogany
  • Headstock: Reversed six in line
  • Truss rod: Dual action
  • Fretboard radius: 12-16" compound
  • Number of frets: 22 (24 available spring 2020)
  • Fret material: Jumbo stainless steel
  • Fretboard material: Ebony
  • Inlays: Hollow Blocks
  • Body wood: Mahogany with radiused Maple top
  • Pickups: Secret Menu bridge, Habanero Classic neck
  • Bridge: Tunematic or Original Floyd Rose
  • Controls: Volume (push pull to split coils), 3 way toggle
  • Tuners: Hipshot locking
  • Additional custom options available

Street price begins at $2950 USD

Specs for the Conspiracy Series Concorde:

  • Construction: Set neck
  • Scale: 25.5
  • Neck: 3pc laminated maple
  • Headstock: Reversed six in line
  • Truss rod: Dual action
  • Fretboard radius: 12-16" compound
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Fret material: Jumbo stainless steel
  • Fretboard material: Ebony
  • Inlays: Slashes
  • Side dot material: Luminlay
  • Body wood: Mahogany with radiused top
  • Pickups: Sully Spec Passive Aggressive (bridge), Al Pastor (neck)
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic and Floyd Rose
  • Controls: Volume (push pull to split coils), 3 way toggle
  • Tuners: Hipshot locking

Street price: $1249/$1299 USD

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