It all started with a custom order… A customer wanted a Girault Guitars-built Jazzmaster, and it became the starting point for a huge endeavor, creating a new design while keeping the spirit of the original. The shape is still offset but in a finer and more dynamic way, a little smaller for a better playing feel.
The California is also a way to offer a fully handbuilt guitar made in France for a very reasonable price, thanks to a standardized production that retains the central elements of a light cedro body and a three-saddle Wilkinson bridge.
However, standardized does not mean low-end, far from it: the best pickups are available in every possible configuration, the end of the frets have been removed for a sleek look, and a vast array of fun custom colors fit the California shape like a glove.
And as always, if you’re looking to veer off the beaten path, anything is possible on a guitar made by a luthier.
Start at 1490 €