Steve Kimock owns two guitars built by the late legendary builder Steve Cripe (1953-1996). Besides rarity, these guitars were the last electrics Jerry Garcia used. Scott Walker paid tribute to what was one of Mr Cripe’s most elegant designs. The result is a combination of features that accentuate the unusual wood choices leading to amazing sustain, resonance and tone.

Scott Walker Phantom

The Phantoms electronics feature custom Single coil blade pickups by Lollar. A minimalist approach to the controls, yet a unique variety of options. There are two different preamps, and OP amp style Unity Gain Buffer, as well as an FET style Booster, both with on/off switches. This allows the Passive option, as well as a choice of either preamps or both!

Scott Walker Phantom specs:
  • Ebony top and back (shown)
  • Figured Maple core with Paduk laminates
  • Bolt on Figured Maple neck
  • 12″ Radius Ebony Fingerboard
  • Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 25″ Scale, 22 fret
  • Tone Pros Bridge
  • Custom “Walker” tailpiece
  • Master Volume w/ push pull OP amp on/off
  • Master Tone w/push pull FET preamp-on/off
  • Walker signature diamond inlays
  • Lollar custom Single coil pickups

Guitar Planet rating

Like the Phantom and want to see it in the Hall of Fame? Rate this guitar now (click on the stars below)… at least 10 votes with over 75% average rating gets this guitar into The HOF – the Guitar Planet Hall of Fame and from there into the 2011 Guitar of the Year award.


Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Camillo says:

    I have been Playing Scott Walker Guitars for a number of years now and there is NO other Guitar I would recommend MORE!!! Scott is Truely one on the Most Amazing Builders on the Planet!!!…..Camillo Sorrentino from Strainoc

  • Steve Armato says:

    The Scott Walker Phantom is my number one “go to” guitar. Truly a fine fretted versatile instrument with attention to detail!

    Steve Armato

  • Fred Towns says:

    I have a Scott Walker guitar and in both craftsmanship and tone, it is the best sounding guitar in my collection it is a Phoenix 2 with Lollar Regals it Rocks! Scott is a true MASTER builder!

  • Brett says:

    Congrats Man!!!

  • Scott says:

    Thanks all! What a fun thing this has been. Im honored to be apart of Guitar Planet, and am honored to have such amazing customers and friends. I wish everyone the best for 2012!

  • John McCartney says:

    Hello from England, I have a Scott Walker phantom guitar. I’ve had it a number of years now. Every time I open the case, it takes my breath away. It plays like a dream, and it sounds awesome. It is the best guitar I have ever owned.


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