212 PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2009 www.premierguitar.com
MODERN BUILDER VAULT
Though he has over 40 years experience as an
artist, designer and teacher, Eric Joseph has
been building guitars for the last five years, and
he has spent much of that time honing his personal commitment to guitar design, research
and development. Eric Joseph guitars are
built with exotic domestic and imported wood
species from sustainable sources, resulting in
unconventional and stunning wood pairings.
Joseph says, “A well-made, handcrafted guitar
can be played and enjoyed for more than the
lifetime of the original owner. I can’t think of a
more worthy legacy for my work than that.”
The Eric Joseph Trem2 features American
black walnut, black cherry and birdseye
maple top, with a Honduran mahogany back.
The 25" scale set neck is hand-carved African
anegre with super choice South American
ziricote fingerboard and African wenge headstock cover plates.
The guitar is loaded with Mosrite pickups
(built to vintage specs), and features chromeplated hardware, a Bixby B5 vibrato unit and
a Wilkinson Roller Bridge.