Tuscany Guitars is a brand that I’ve spotted a few weeks ago while I was hunting in my constant search for cheap priced guitars. Tuscany is an Italian brand created by Galeazzo Frudua. There instruments are meant to be affordable versions of some popular guitars and basses models with some modern upgrades. The instruments are produced in Vietnam, and set up in Italy by the Frudua team. Often such brands deal locally which is rather disappointing in the worldwide web era, but Tuscany Guitars seems widely distributed through Europe and USA.
Tuscany Guitars is not the only player on the cheap vintage replica guitars playground, but some of their models caught my eye. Rare are the new brands that would bet on a:
- Les Paul copy equipped with a Floyd tremolo.
- Mosrite replica (Ok!! Eastwood does. But Eastwood is one of those rare companies, maybe the most exciting).
- Semi-acoustic resonator bass guitar (which was discontinued at Johnson and Fender if I do remember well).
During my search for information I came through several forums where the dealers (especially UK and US dealers) were quite active to make Tuscany Guitars break in the the guitarists communities around the web. I guess that if you’ve never heard about this brand, soon enough it will be rather popular. I have to admit that I am quite curious about these Tuscany instruments, and especially about the Floyd Les Paul and the Mosrite replica (though this is not an exact copy). As soon as I lay my hand one of these guitars, I’ll keep you update.
Spider Tuscany Bass (semi-acoustic bass with a resonator)
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