Xander Demos: joins the Brian Moore Custom Guitars "Artist Ambassador Program."
Xander Demos is participating in the Brian Moore Custom Guitars "Artist Ambassador Program." The company will build a guitar, based on Xander's specifications.
July 2, 2014. -- PITTSBURGH, PA -- MTS Management Group and Xander Demos are happy to announce Xander's participation in the Brian Moore Custom Guitars "Artist Ambassador" Program. The company will build a custom guitar, based on Xander's specifications. The guitar itself, is based on the C-90, one of Brian Moore's longest standing models. Xander's version will have additional features, including 24 stainless steel jumbo frets, custom switching, Luminay glowing side marker dots and other unique nuances. Xander Demos also endorses the David McNaught Signature XD Series models, built in 2012 and currently in production.
According to Xander, the specs for his artist model are as follows: "Brian Moore's patented comfort-contour top, Basswood body with quilted maple top (aka the "Holy Grail of tonewoods"), maple neck and birdseye maple fingerboard. 24 jumbo stainless steel frets on a 14" radius fretboard - yes, 24 frets.... Thin profile neck shape. Seymour Duncan Crazy 8 custom shop bridge pickup, Duncan Jazz neck pickup with black/blue zebra theme. Recessed Wilkinson tremolo with Graph Tech Guitar Labs piezo saddles (for those cool acoustic moments), mid/dark volume switch for the piezos. No tremolo is complete without the Tremol-No from my good buddy Kevan Geier to make sure this trem goes up, down, or not at all... Sperzel tuners with the "D-Thing" on the E-string, tuned a half-step down, .009 DR strings (thanks to Steve Bello and the fine folks at DR), genuine EBMM Petrucci three-way pickup selector switch, Luminlay 1/8" side marker glow-in-the-dark dots. Controls are laid out similar to a Petrucci model EBMM but a "little" different. This model will be done in the "Chlorine Burst" with black back and sides. Very much looking forward to this Swiss Army knife of a guitar!"
Xander continues, "Keep in mind that Brian Moore will do this in various woods/finishes but some of the things that make it my model are the things like the Luminlays, the pickups, switching and 24 frets. Details will follow on their website when this is released officially..and just to be clear, the program with Brian Moore is an artist deal based on one of their existing models. My guitar with McNaught is a guitar he and I put together. That's why the McNaught is my "signature" model and the Brian Moore is an "artist" model. I am truly honored to work with both companies. Couldn't be happier..."