Framus has just announced an affordable version of the Devin Townsend signature Stormbender model via their D-Series. Expect a high-end build, just at a much lower price point.
Devin Townsend signature D-Series Stormbender
The new Devin Townsend signature Stormbender is part of German brand Framus’ D-Series and is made with a mahogany body with a AAAA flamed maple veneer top in a solid black high-polish finish. You also get a set maple neck with a 22-fret tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and a 12″ radius.
Visually, it isn’t a million miles from the full fat Artist Series version from 2018, just a lot cheaper. You don’t get the fancy inlay at the twelfth fret like on the full version or the Evertune bridge, Graph Tech Ratio Locking Machine Heads and Tusq Low Friction nut.
The Framus D-Series electric guitars are subjected to an extensive final inspection, first in China and then again in Markneukirchen, Germany.
It is still loaded with a set of Fishman Fluence Devin Townsend Signature pickups and wired via volume and tone controls which have push-pull functionality. Hardware includes a set of Framus machine heads and a Tune-o-matic bridge, all in black. The price is inclusive of a RockBag Deluxe Line gig bag.
I think this is a really good looking guitar and the spec is still on the higher end of the scale. To lower the cost, Framus has cut back on some of the fancier hardware and labour intensive woodwork. But for a ‘budget’ model, it still has all the right stuff. It is essentially half the price of the full version, which is a huge saving.
You’ll be able to pick one of these new Framus Devin Townsend signature D-Series Stormbender from the end of June this year.
RRP- EUR 1449