- Quarter sawn ﬂame and ﬂat sawn maple necks, all my timber is responsibly sourced as I am a keen supporter of the Forest Stewardship Council. http://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk
- I am now able to comfortably use Rosewood again, of course the rare species like Brazilian and Madagascan are still banned, I am only using responsibly sourced Rosewood from managed forests and sources. I will still use Katalox and Pau Ferro too and it will be offered as an option, there really is little tone difference.
- Lightweight one or two piece Alder or Ash bodies, Alder bodies are warmer and woody in tone common of the wood used by Fender in the early to mid 1960’s, Ash is brighter with a pronounced midrange scoop and a tight bass response, this is the timber used for bodies by Fender in the early to mid 1950’s, it was also used by Fender on all of their ‘Blonde’ guitars
- Ultra thin cellulose finish used from the wood up
- Jescar 6100 or 6105 fretwire is most popular
- Vintage bone top nuts painstakingly cut by hand one at a time
- Custom Wound pickups made to my exacting standards
- Custom made bridges and saddles
- Vintage Style machines
- CTS ‘correct feel’ vintage style pots with a 3% or less tolerance (Hand tested and checked)
- CRL ‘correct feel’ switches
- Vintage N.O.S paper in oil tone caps
- Switchcraft sockets
- 22 AWG cloth covered wire used throughout
- Vintage style Strap buttons fitted
- All colour options available, email for details
Necks are available in various proﬁles, my slim 63 ‘C ‘shape being my favourite, a soft ﬁfties ‘V’ and a larger feeling ‘Texas Blues’ are both very popular. The 63C is approximately .820 at the ﬁrst fret with a .070 taper towards the 12th fret, The Texas Blues is .860 with the same .070 taper, this neck also features a slightly asymmetrical contour which ﬁts a players had perfectly.
Fingerboards are cut to a standard compound 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" radius. I ﬁnd this to be a perfect combination between a vintage and modern feeling radius, giving you the ease of chording in the lower registers and the ability to bend notes on the higher frets without buzzing or choking out. This is the radius ordered by the majority of my customers.
The 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" and 10" to 12" are also some of my popular choices, these are also available in a straight radius, other ﬁngerboard sizes are available, feel free to contact me for details.
Rosewood ﬁngerboards are oiled to a high lustre with my own blend of natural oils (no longer Linseed based) this oil is also available from me.
Nut width is the vintage feeling 1.650" this has become my number one choice.
Dots and inlays are usually 60's style Callaham ‘real’ Clay dots or Black 50's style Delrin.
Any other spec’s and details not listed please contact me