Artist Designed #4 is here – Buy the Farida Wombats Murph Signature Now!
The fourth Artist Designed guitar has arrived in stock – the Farida Wombats Murph signature model, also known as the CT-20. This is the second electric guitar in this highly limited range, and it maintains the ‘leftfield’ idiosyncrasies for which the brand is renowned.
Designed in conjunction with The Wombats’ frontman, Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, the CT-20 is a very unique guitar, in both its appearance and its technical specification. Like the band, however, its appeal is huge.
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The aspect of the Farida Wombats Murph Signature that appeals most instantly is its appearance.
Murph is clearly a fan of old, classic guitars, as the CT-20 oozes retro charm. A vintage, baby blue sparkle finish matches the slightly hooked upper horn, and oversized pick guard beautifully. Unlike many sparkle finishes, this is not heavy with ‘sparkle’. A light dusting of ‘glitter’ lends the guitar a far more vintage appearance.
The slight ‘hook’ of the body shape is mirrored by the headstock, which also features The Wombats’ logo. The neck and headstock are a bolt-on maple design, with a super high gloss finish, which looks as good as it plays.
The onboard electronics are perhaps the biggest design ‘twist’ on this guitar. The two single-coil pickups are permanently ganged together, to form a widely spaced ‘humbucker’ of sorts. These can be switched from parallel to series, to add a tonal boost, and a regular tone control is eschewed in favour of a kill switch. Nice stuff.
There will only be 25 of these guitars ever made available for sale, making them highly collectable. With a price of just £599, the Farida Wombats Murph Signature is something of a steal.
To grab one for yourself, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420) now.
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Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.