To start, Tony Cochran is a cartoon artist. The world of his cartoon character, Agnes, is so artistically remote from the guitars he makes that its hard to believe the same person is behind both projects.
Cochran uses steel, brass and other metals to transform vintage guitars into odes to Steampunk. Before becoming the Chalicecaster, this Strat was sleeping in the trunk of an old 1957 cadillac.
Never occured to me that I would have to read a manual before using a guitar. Programmable parametric EQ, Robot Tuning, Low impedance Outpout… The Gibson Dusk Tiger has a lot of electronic goodies under the hood. limited serie of 1000.
Tennessee based guitar manufacturer John Backlund has quite an interesting set of designs. Skip some overly “loud” models, and maybe you’ll appreciate some neat details. They put the accent on certain dynamics, playing with ovals and retro modern themes.
The JBD-200 is a good example of what they can do.