For most guitar players, Gigliotti is not a name that comes to mind when they think of great guitar manufacturers.
But is is for me!
I first learned about Gigliotti Guitars as a result of my passion for following the music of Joe Bonamassa. Joe has a few of these guitars and usually brings one along when he goes out on tour. I have seen Joe live three times (will see a fourth show in December in Phoenix) and he has pulled out “The Gig” in every concert so far.
I have craved and coveted one of these for years and when this GT Custom appeared on eBay a few weeks ago…I had to have it. And now I do!
The Gigliotti GT Custom is a 21st Century Single Cutaway style guitar featuring the new Gigliotti Voicing System. Every guitar is ordered custom and the buyer can choose exactly how their Gigliotti GT Custom Guitar will look and sound from the builders options menu.
Mine has a Mahogany body and neck with a Madagascar fretboard. The details include Kluson tuners, 6150 frets, Gotoh saddle bridge, gold hardware and a single “DiMarzio Tone Zone T” pickup to give it all the twang a Tele could ever ask for.
All Gigliotti electric guitars feature the innovative Gigliotti Voicing System and unique metal plate top insert with a custom patternfinish. This Patent Pending top inset system lets these tops resonate like a fine flattop guitar, giving beautiful tone with or without an amp.
Every Gigliotti electric guitar offers a beautiful acoustic sound, because it is built like an acoustic guitar. The top of a Gigliotti guitar is set into a ledge created by the sides of the guitar and the internal braces. The custom pattern metal top is siliconed in place and locked to the center block by the bridge, so the top rings like a bell. All machine work is done from the front, so that a solid feel is maintained. The result is a well balanced and incredible sounding instrument with incredible sustain throughout its entire register.
As you can see in the picture, the end result is quite stunning. When the light hits the top, it looks like it is ON FIRE.
Check out some of the photos and videos on the official Gigliotti Guitars Web Site.