The Giffin Valiant II has been designed by Roger Giffin and built by Premier Builders Guild in Arroyo Grande, California by Gene Baker and his team of craftsmen. The Valiant II has a slightly offset body shape to get away from the traditional look, and a thicker body for added depth to the sound. For maximum playability, the guitar has good access to the last frets by making the cutaway extra deep and a straight-pull 3 a side headstock.

Giffin Valiant II

“After many years of being asked “can you build me a Les Paul?” and having to politely say “no”, I made time at last to design something that would fill this obvious gap in my model range. It had to follow certain well established criteria without stepping on any toes, so it took a while to finalize, but I believe the outcome was worth the wait” (Roger Giffin)

Giffin Valiant II features:

  • Top Flame Maple
  • Neck Shape: 50’s Shape
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany w/Maple Laminant
  • Body/Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood/12” radius/24.625” scale
  • Binding: Cream
  • Headstock: Rosewood Veneer w/Giffin Logo
  • Inlay: Vertical Lines
  • Tuners: Sperzel Solid Pro
  • Nut: Graphtech Tusq/Man Made Ivory 1.687”
  • Pickups: Amalfitano Fullbuckers
  • Pickguard: None
  • Electronics: VT 3-way
  • Knobs: Nickel Domes
  • Strings: 10 – 46
  • Bridge: TonePros® AVT Wraparound

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