Comfortable, versatile, solid, easy to play. I designed this guitar to be everything I needed a guitar to be. This is the first of several models that I will be releasing this year based around this general design.
The body is an Australian Blackwood top on a Queensland Maple back. The neck is three piece Queensland Maple with Wenge fretboard and Figured Maple binding. Dual action truss rod with two carbon fibre support rods for strength and stability.
The neck joint is what I call a super-tenon, it’s one long piece that extends through the body all the way underneath the bridge, sandwiched in between the two body woods. This gives the sustain and stability of a neck-through design, but allows the top and back body woods to have more influence on the overall tone.
The top is carved for maximum comfort with no sharp points that could dig into your arm during a long set. The back has comfort contours for tummy and knee resting, as well as a deeply carved out neck joint making it extremely easy to access the upper frets. The neck, pickups and bridge are set to a very low profile making it light and easy to play.
The pickups are a vintage voiced pair of handwound humbuckers designed for clarity, versatility and rich tone. They are wired up for two modes, humbucker and parallel singles. Using the small toggle switch, you can either choose full fat humbucker or it can switch to be two single coils in parallel, offering traditional single coil tone without the loss of lows or volume… and its also hum-cancelling.
The master volume has a treble-bleed circuit installed allowing you to roll down the volume to clean up the sound and still retain the clarity and crisp highs of the pickup. The master tone is a four way selector that has independent tone circuits to achieve the desired sounds.
All electronic parts are Bourns and NKK high quality sealed and moisture proof components for longer life and resistance to corrosion, crackling or cutting out. I use a rear mounted Pure Tone output jack that has more contact points to the jack for more tone transfer and less chance of dropouts.
- Australian Blackwood top
- Queensland Maple body
- 3pc Queensland Maple neck with volute & tiltback headstock
- Wenge fretboard w/Figured Maple binding
- Satin Nitrocellulose lacquer with light brown burst
- Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
- Gotoh 510 Deluxe machine heads
- Babicz Full Contact fixed bridge with string-through design
- Handwound vintage voiced humbucking pickups
- 3 way pickup selector switch
- Humbucker to Single coil selector switch
- Master volume
- 4 way tone selector
- 25″ scale length
- 12″ fretboard radius
- 42mm nut width
- 20mm neck thickness at 5th fret
- Maple & abalone slanted dot inlay
- Luminlay glow side dots
- 4kg overall weight