There are 2 things I find really interesting about this Scott French SF3 guitar. The first is the bridge which resembles the bridge of a traditional bowed instrument such as a Violin and the nut which, well kind of doesn’t exist and is instead replace with individual guides:
“Open notes sound the same as fretted notes with a Zero Fret. Directly mounted Individual String Guides are solidly mated with the neck. The elements are round to match the circular theme established with the Braille logo, truss rod cover, tuner posts, knobs, etc. They also help avoid the ugly butt joints usually used with normal bar shaped nuts.” – check out a close up image here.
There isn’t so much information available about the bridge other than that it is a custom Ebony bridge with Graphite saddles. This custom bridge has been created with a radius that allows the strings to be bowed, obviously trying to bow an individual string on a traditional flat radius bridge is very tricky. A custom pair of Nordstrand humbuckers have been created for this guitar which also follow the radius of the bridge.
The only problem with this guitar would be that it would be hard to play normally so it is a very specific kind of guitar but this is obviously a one off created for Austin Amberg. The normal version of the SF3 has a Hipshot Baby Grand bridge so no need to buy a bow for it!