I’ve been posting about Perri Ink guitars ever since Nick Perri launched his guitar company back in April 2011. Over the past 3 years Perri Ink have released a number of custom guitars based on classic guitar shapes with Nick’s own finishing touches (check them all out here) but today marks a significant day for Perri Ink Guitars as they unveil their first original guitar design, the Gypsy.
“While I’m very proud of all the guitars we have put out over the last 5 years, it was definitely time to take the leap and do an original body style. I first drew this guitar shape and pickguard on a napkin, and to now be playing it onstage and sharing it with the world is an incredible feeling.” – Nick Perri.
The guitar features a swamp ash body with a real ash wood pickguard. The quarter-sawn maple neck is adorned with a rosewood fingerboard, clay inlays, and a reverse headstock. Of the headstock Perri says: “It not only looks cool, but contributes wonderfully balanced string tension from the low to high E. I grew up playing Firebirds, and there is something very different and special about the way the strings feel with a reverse headstock.” Rounding out the model are trio of Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot pickups, and a Callaham vintage style tremolo. The guitar comes strung with GHS Boomers, and includes either a SKB hard case or MONO M80 soft case.