Few rock music instruments are as recognizable and iconic as the custom electric guitars and basses first built by famed luthier Tony Zemaitis in the 1970s that featured engraved metal fronts by Danny O’Brien. They have been played by such legendary musicians as Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ronnie Lane (Faces/Small Faces) and other notables, and are treasured for the aesthetics and craftsmanship of O’Brien’s master engravings.
O’Brien now joins forces with custom guitar company Newman Guitars to create a new generation of metal-front electric guitars distinguished by their superior workmanship, tone, style and playability. The company was founded by the legendary and gifted luthier Ted Newman Jones, who was the rock music tour circuit’s first “guitar technician” from his tenure working for Keith Richards on Rolling Stones tours throughout the 1970s.
This one-of-a-kind guitar features a beautiful Oak Leaf motif, along with a pair of Sentell pickups handmade in California. As much a great sounding guitar as it is a work of art! EXC w/OHSC 9,500.