Crimson Scion Berry Burst
Crimson Scion Berry Burst Made in UK 2020
- Top quality handcrafted instrument
- Handwound Crimson Custom Hooker pickups
- Premium specification material and components throughout
- Includes moulded Crimson Hiscox hardcase
- Serial No. PR0146
The Scion is Crimson Guitars most recent design, paying homage to the highly coveted and well-loved double-cut; with a few of Crimson’s own design choices implemented to modernise the feel and playability. The Scion is fitted with the top of the range Gotoh 510 Steel Block Tremolo, silky smooth and super-precise 21-1 ratio Gotoh 510 Locking Tuners and Crimson’s own hand wound pickups – The Crimson Custom Hookers Humbucker Set with new Coil-Split/tap to give the truest single coil sound from a humbucker you can get and with no volume loss when splitting. CTS push-pull pots and a Switchcraft pickup selector switch complete the top-of-range hardware set up.
The resonant 2-piece Sapele body is topped with a beautiful recarved Flamed Sycamore top finished in an unusual but stunningly attractive faded blue to purple burst, which extends to the neck and backplates. The back of the body is finished in a spectacular metallic flip tone paint job, which shimmers between blue and purple depending on how the light strikes it, mirroring the tones of the burst top. The slim C profile neck has 24 Jescar frets on a dark rich figured Ziricote fretboard with pinstripe edging and unique Atom abalone markers. The nut is carbon fibre and stability is assured with a double action truss rod and twin carbon fibre strengthening rods. This is undoubtedly a stunningly beautiful, premium specification piece of guitar building by Crimson.
With the Scion, Crimson set out to create a guitar that is as good as a production model gets, the best of the best.
Here’s a review of the Scion by the talented Phil Walker: