The Sully '71
The '71 is sleek, modern, and features effortless playability. It's available in Student, Limited, and Trella configurations.
The '71 features set neck construction, 22 stainless steel frets (nickel is available upon request), 25.5 scale, ebony or rosewood fretboard, slash or block outline inlays, dual humbuckers, Hipshot tuners, and your choice of a Tone Pros wraparound bridge, Schaller Hannes bridge, or Floyd Rose locking tremolo. Body and neck woods can vary, but are generally Limba (Korina), Spanish Cedar, or Mahogany. Premium figured tops are available, of course, as well as a variety of finishes from solid colors, clearcoat only, oiled, and the unique '71 "blush burst."
Pricing begins at $2850 for '71 Student, $3150 for '71 Limited, and $3450 for the '71 Trella.
'71 Trella collaboration with Grover Jackson
2016 marks a fantastic development with the '71 Trella; a collaboration with Grover Jackson! Grover and I are building a batch of very special guitars and they're available in the US through Boxcar Guitars, The Guitar Sanctuary, and Red Dragon Guitars. I'm happy to say that they'll also be available in Australia through Tone Town Music and Hawkes Customs. The guitars will ship in custom made G&G cases and come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Grover and me.
- 25.5 scale
- Body/neck woods: (Lightweight) Mahogany or Korina
- Figured maple tops on select guitars
- 12"-16" compound radius ebony fretboard
- Jescar jumbo stainless steel frets
- Volume/Tone/3-way toggle
- Hipshot locking tuners
- Tone Pros adjustable wraparound bridge
- Habanero "secret menu 12k" bridge pickup, Habanero classic in the neck
- G&G case
Each of the dealers listed above will have three guitars in different colors/finishes. You'll find Iced Tea fade, "Black dog hair," Blue fade, Black fade, Trans white, Bengal burst, Silver burst, and more!
The '71 Trella
The '71 Trella is named in honor of my Mother in law, who passed away in November 2014. I could write a whole other post about how wonderful she was, but I'll just say that we had a shorthand between us. Maybe it was that we were both musicians/creative types with similar senses of humor, I don't know, but she called me son and meant it. It seems fitting to me that the flagship '71 be named in tribute to her legacy, and a portion of the sales of each '71 Trella will be donated toward Alzheimer's research.
2016 Tribute series
The 2016 Tribute series is a nod to the guitarists who inspired me to pick up the instrument. I wanted to take the essence of the player and their instrument and put a very Sully spin on it. Very limited, very special, and not to be repeated. Get more info about this year's tribute here!