The SVL Reserve

The SVL Reserves were inspired by some of the very best vintage Fenders I was lucky enough to play and work on, I set out to build a lightweight resonant guitar with the true look, feel and tone of these amazing instruments. The majority of the timber used in these guitar builds is salvaged timber and is naturally air dried not kiln dried. I had pickups custom wound for me with these guitars in mind, and they also are lightly aged to not only sound fabulous but look incredible too, these guitars have the true clarity and chime of the originals, perfect for clean straight into the amp playing when you really want to ‘hear’ the playing and touch sensitive tone. They have a more natural warmth and slight scoop in the midrange, the low end is slightly ‘loose’ sounding giving it more of a hint of vintage vibe.

They are built from the ground up to be ‘new old’ guitars, not just a battered new guitar, I think you will see, feel and hear the difference over the more modern sounding SVL sixty one..

  • SVL 61 'Reserve' Salvaged old growth Ash or Alder one piece body (med lightweight) these bodies are naturally air dried and not kiln dried.
  • Nitro Finishes aged from lightly scuffed through to heavy beaten.
  • Quarter sawn flame maple or flat sawn necks, dark Brazilian (when available) fingerboard, nitro tinted lacquer, custom slim 61c profile.
  • 7.1/4" - 9.5" radius or 9.5" straight radius.
  • 6105 or 6100 Jescar fretwire.
  • Callaham hardware and machines all lightly aged.
  • Callaham custom plastics.
  • 59 Reserve Version 2 pickups, wound for me by Mark Foley
  • Vintage spec CTS Pots with super smooth feel.
  • Vintage spec CRL Switch with aged shaft Curt Mangan 10-46 gauge strings fitted.
  • NOS Oil in paper capacitors fitted.
  • ATA Approved Moulded Flightcase, the very best in the industry.
  • Prices from £3000

How to order

Contact Simon to discuss specification etc. Once a specification has been agreed, I would require a 50% deposit, balance payable on completion of guitar. Build time approximately 6-8 months. (you can't rush quality)

Prices do not include shipping. UK shipping is approximately £25, overseas shipping from £100.