The Brantley Artist is a short scale guitar with a body sized for younger or smaller players. By keeping the body mass intact and reducing the overall dimensions of the body, players don’t have to compromise sustain for weight in a handcrafted guitar.
The 24 5/8″ scale allows an easier reach between frets and reduces string tension for comfortable string bending. The single cutaway body allows easy reach to the upper frets while keeping a traditional electric guitar style.
The Brantley Artist is equipped with tune-o-matic bridges and two humbucking pickups for optimum tone, sustain, and flexibility. Five-way switching is easily accomplished by isolating individual humbucker coils. Master volume and tone controls allow simple pickup switching with matched pickups. Standard body woods include mahogany, ash, and antique pine and the top and back are carved for unique styling and comfort while playing. Standard necks include mahogany and maple with maple or rosewood fretboards.
The Artist can be customized from “headstock to output jack” with changes anywhere in between. The body is available with premium figured wood tops or a variety of opaque or transparent finishes. Necks can be customized with inlay or unique neck and fretboard wood. Handwound pickups can be built to your needs for tone or output. All custom orders will have your name on the headstock with the Brantley logo.