The Phantom

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.

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, Walkers unique Unity Gain Buffer, as well as his FET style Booster, both with on/off switches. This allows the Passive option, as well as a choice of either preamps or both!

  • 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 frets

  • 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