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Britannia Guitars Scorpion Elite

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Published on Dec 5, 2012

The following content is related to the January 13 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:http://store.guitarworld.com/collecti...

Britannia Guitars president Marc Alexander became fascinated with Lucite when he saw the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Bill Wyman playing translucent Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitars in the Sixties. Both men raved about the natural sustain of their instruments. In the 50 years that followed, luthiers have produced only a handful of instruments made of Lucite: the material is not only heavy but also difficult to work with. Undeterred, Alexander developed precise manufacturing methods and solved the weight issue by using extensive cutouts. His new Scorpion Elite is an excitingly ornate Lucite masterpiece that's as sonically impressive as it is visually intriguing.

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