Seymour Duncan Artist Nick Perri (Shinedown, Perry Farrell,Silvertide, Matt Sorum, SINAI) has released a new line of guitarsunder his custom guitar brand Perri InkGuitars. The Native comes in two distinct flavours -the Traditionalist and the Atomic Punk.
The Traditionalist is a vintage themed guitar with aStrat®-style 6 point tremolo, and comes loaded with a Trioof Vintage Staggeredsingle coils. The Atomic Punkis a more modern design with a double-locking tremolo. It comesloaded with an Alnico II Pro or Custom Shop '78 in the bridge, Vintage Staggered single coil in themiddle position, and Lipstick Tube for Strat® in theneck.
All Perri Ink guitars are built by hand in Nick's shop Perri InkCartel in Los Angeles, CA.
I asked Nick what he liked about Seymour Duncan pickups, and whyhe chose the models used in the Native guitars:
"I've been using Seymour Duncan pickups for over a decade,and have always turned to them for my guitar projects. I feel likethe attention to detail and overall care level that goes into theirproducts and developments is far above stock productionpickups.
For my newest creations from PERRI INK. Custom Guitars, theNative, I chose 2 different pickup setups. For the more traditionalSSS, I went with the classic Vintage Staggered pickups. Terrific tone,punch, balance, and a classic vibe that's hard to beat.
For the more radical HSS, I went with a combination ofpickups I've adored for years.. a Lipstick Tube for Strat® pickup inthe neck, a Vintage Staggered in the middle, anda Alnico II Pro or Custom Shop '78 Model in thebridge.
The Lipstick pickup is such a hidden gem in the guitar'stonal spectrum. It's jangle and sizzle are incredible! The VintageStaggered is a given. The Alnico II Pro is a killer humbuckingbridge pickup, and the upgraded option to go with a Custom Shop '78Model is over the top badass. If you're not in the know about the'78 Model pickup, do some homework. That's all I'msaying!"
Nick demonstrates the Native models in the video below:
For more information on the Perri Ink Guitars Native pleasevisit www.perriinkguitars.com