Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated actor and musician Frank Stallone has launched his own guitar manufacturer. The brand’s first guitar is the Tiger, a two-humbucker hardtail guitar that aims to handle any genre thrown at it.
The guitar’s mahogany body is loaded with two humbuckers, controlled by with a 3-way selector and master volume and tone knobs. The C-shaped mahogany neck sports 24 frets, with the lower cutaway’s deep gouge allowing for free access to all of them. The ebony fretboard has a 16” radius.
The Tiger comes in three finishes: natural, amber and blue. On all three finishes, the guitar has gold hardware, including a Tune-O-Matic hardtail and Grover tuners.
The guitar is available to preorder as part of a pre-launch fundraising drive by Frank Stallone Guitars – alongside the actual axe there are a number of rewards on offer, such as a free setup by a luthier and various accessories. If you want to go the extra mile in your support, the VIP option including a private dinner with Frank Stallone.
The manufacturer is looking to exclusively distribute online, cutting distribution costs to provide a quality guitar at a more affordable price. Alongside Frank Stallone, the company has been started by Gary “GJ” Panepinto, a guitar enthusiast and financial services executive.
Frank Stallone, younger brother of Sylvester Stallone, released his first solo album in 1985, but has also contributed to film soundtracks, writing the song Far From Over for the 1983 movie Staying Alive. He also appeared on the Rocky and Rocky II soundtracks.
The preorder options start at $699, delivering on 1 December 2019. Find out more at frankstalloneguitars.com.