James Trussart's guitars and basses blur the line between instrument and artwork. Following a career as a touring violinist, Trussart began building guitars in his Los Angeles workshop in the 1980s and brought an entirely new design and build style to the format. By carefully engraving steel bodies and tops, Trussart guitars combine vintage-style looks with innovative building techniques to forge guitars and basses that are classic yet totally cutting edge. Popular models include the Steelcaster, Steelmaster, and SteelDeville, all of which are produced with a number of customizable finishes and hardware options.