Cream T Crossfire review

The second design from Cream T’s well-received guitar venture shows off a different direction with some offset style, pickup swapping and an aggressive starting price

Cream T Crossfire
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Beautifully crafted in a simple style, the Crossfire is an exceptional electric guitar.


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    Simple style.

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    High-quality build.

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    Materials, parts.

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    Cream T humbuckers and pickup swapping.


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    Its downsized offset body might be too ‘dinky’ for some.

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    An offset-style vibrato would be cool!

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We documented the development and launch of Cream T’s first electric guitar, the Aurora, last year and now we have another: the Crossfire. Unlike the more Gibson-esque construction style of the Aurora, the Crossfire is much more ‘Fender’, a straightforward bolt-on with a nod to the fashionable offset style.

Uniquely, the Crossfire Skeleton model, which kicks of the mini-range at £1,799, comes without pickups. What? Well, the Crossfire only uses the Relish pickup swapping system, which is optional on the Aurora, and part of the design concept is to appeal to those customers that may have already purchased a pickup-swapping Aurora, so you can swap its pickups onto the altogether different Crossfire chassis. 

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.