[caption id="attachment_1057" align="alignright" width="180"]Rascal Flatts Stratton Skull Stratton Skull violin made for Rascal Flatts[/caption]
Since we started carrying Jeff Stratton's unique Skull violins, over the past several months there's been a bit of an internet stir over them.  The online exposure the instrument has received didn't escape the eyes of the Grammy-winning Country band Rascal Flatts, who ordered a Skull for their fiddler Chank Jeansonne!
[caption id="attachment_1057" align="alignleft" width="225"]Chank Jeansonne of Rascal Flatts with Stratton Skull "I plays great. I love it!" --Chank Jeansonne[/caption]
Mr. Jeansonne has previously plugged in with a Barcus Berry Vibrato AE acoustic-electric fiddle, but since receiving the Skull violin this week has expressed great excitement about this new addition to his arsenal.  The violin arrived unwired to our shop where technician Ted Hardin assembled it with a Barbera Transducer bridge and after careful setup and inspection it was out the door in no time to join Jeansonne on the upcoming leg of their tour. In addition to their incredibly unique look the Stratton Skull violins are highly playable instruments and feature a fantastic tone, courtesy of the Barbera transducer bridge.  Now these violins, each hand-crafted with a one-of-a-kind design, are being being picked up by touring and recording professionals!