Crimson Scion Black Cherry
Crimson Scion in Black Cherry made in UK 2019
- Top quality handcrafted instrument
- Handwound Crimson Custom Hooker pickups
- Premium specification material and components throughout
- Includes moulded Crimson Hiscox hardcase
- Serial No. PR0132
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 a striking grey to red Black Cherry stain, which extends to the neck and backplates. The back of the body is finished in an amazing Blacker Than Black finish (sometimes known as piano black – basically as black as it gets!). 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: