This week on Guitar Gear Gems we check out the new Shergold Telstar designed in the UK by British luthier Patrick James Eggle. Plus, we take a peek at Millimetric Instruments’ crazy fluorescent 100th build and then we look at the rumours by Gibson CEO Cesar Gueikian as he hints at the return of the Les Paul Supreme.
The Shergold Telstar has been designed by luthier Patrick James Eggle and is a very affordable guitar. It has a poplar body and an ergonomic offset design. It comes with a string-through-body design paired with a Hipshot-style bridge.
This is paired with a 16″ radius laurel fretboard and bolt-on 25.5” maple neck.
The model ships with a pair of Page FilterSonic humbuckers, which are wired with a three-way switch and a single volume and tone control.
It is available in Pastel Blue and Champagne Gold finishes.
MSRP – GBP 379
Millimetric Instruments is celebrating its 100th build with this extra colourful model. They stated via Instagram “I wanted to celebrate my 100th build with 3 very crazy and colourful builds.”
It comes with a Klein blue body and has an oxidised walnut neck, plus a set of foil pickups.
La 100eme V1
The La 100eme V1 has been made mostly from discarded parts and comes with a pair of fluorescent pickups and matching parts.
Unfortunately, the guitar will not be available for sale. Though Boyou has said that he can build something like it in the future.
Gibson Les Paul Supreme
Gibson CEO Cesar Gueikian has been hinting via social media about the return of the Les Paul Supreme. The fact that the Instagram posts also feature images of the model, means that it is pretty much due anytime soon.
The posts taken at the Nashville, Tennessee Gibson factory, show Les Pauls sitting in line along with the caption “A Supreme Friday to be at our Craftory!”
The original Les Paul Supreme models were released in 2003 and featured a carved maple back and a deeper chambered body, with gold hardware and an abalone globe inlay (not on the image above) on the headstock. Plus, the distinctive split inlays on the neck, can be clearly seen in the photo above.
If you like loads of bling, then the Gibson Les Paul Supreme could be what you are looking for. I’m guessing there will be an official announcement fairly soon, so watch this space.
- Pastel Blue: Shergold
- Champagne Gold: Shergold
- 100th Build: Instgarm/Millimetric
- Gibson Les Paul Supreme: Instagram/gueikian