Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Innes Sibun's guitar in the making

This beauty if for blues rock guitarist Innes Sibun (The Innes Sibun Band, Robert Plant, Sari Schoor & The Engine Room). A single cutaway solid body with one piece Honduras Mahogany body, one piece English Maple top, one piece Brazilian Mahogany neck, Indian Rosewood fretboard with split block inlays and flamed Maple binding, triple layer head stock veneer front and back, aluminium top plait, MPL alnico 3 P90 pick ups, tunomatic bridge, 2 volumes, 1 tone and a 3 way toggle switch. This guitar is designed to be used mainly with bottle neck but it'll be great for all things.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Classic baritone John Virgo signature

This beauty is for John Virgo, guitarist of the metal outfit ChuggaBoom. The spec is as follows:
Neck: 9 splices wenge, maple, bubinga, ebony neck through construction
Body: quilted mahogany with English maple centre slice and buck eye burl maple top
Two ways truss rod with two 6mm titanium reinforcement bars
Fret board: Zebrano
Frets: 22 medium Jumbo stainless steel
Scale length: 26.5"
Bridge: Hipshot hard tail with strings through body
Nut: steel 42.3mm
Tuners: planet waves locking & self trimming 
Pick ups: Bare Knuckles Aftermath with aged nickel covers
Controls: 1 volume 1 tone 5 ways blade switch
Wiring: position 1 bridge humbaker 
Position 2 inside coils of both pick ups
Position 3 both humbakers
Position 4 outside coils of both pick ups
Position 5 neck humbaker
Push pull pots will provide series/parallel 
Head stock veneer: buck eye burl maple
Head stock back veneer: ebony
Finish: tru oil
I'm filling the holes in the buck eye burl top with molten solder and file it back flat. I will polish it up before applying the finish to seale it in

Monday, 3 August 2015

Classic, final shape

This is the final shape of the Classic model, an updated tele in short. The main characteristics I'd say are the volume, tone and switch differently placed from the standard design, 25" scale length, 16" radius, 22 frets, body comfort cuts, plait less heel cut for high access to the high frets. This particular one spots a two pieces ash body, maple neck with snakewood fretboard, brass frets, brass nut, will have a brass bridge, gold locking tuners, Seymour Duncan Custom Shop pick ups Little '59 mini humbaker on the bridge position and Hot on the neck position, gold Schaller strap locks. The finish is very thin nitrocellulose Antique Burst with open pores. You can not only see the deep pores veins tipicle of the Ashbut you can feel it too

Saturday, 17 January 2015


I've started works on 3 basss, the design is based on the Jazz Bass but with little differences, one has a mahogany body, a 5 splices maple/ mahogany neck and ebony fret board. The second a ash body with a one piece walnut neck and the third a 3 layers body with figured Sapele top and back and English pine core, this will be a hollow body with an F hole. The neck will be 5 splices mahogany/ maple.
This is the mahogany body
This is the ash body
And this is the Sapele & Pine thineline body
First one almost done, the other two not so far behind. On the first I will spray the body and neck this week and wind a middle pick up. I'll use the Seymour Duncan Hot in the picture for the Ash body one. 

The first bass being test driven by my friend Mark Johnson of Johnner's amplification who I make beautiful amps with. A stunning instrument! More pics will follow

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New Shredder 7 strings

This is a project that's been rolling on and off on spare time for about a year. It's now nearing completion build wise. Mahogany body with carved Ash top, 5 splices neck Maple Mahogany with 2 ways truss rod and 2 carbon fibre reinforcement bars. Ebony fret board, 24 stainless steel frets, 27" scale length. I will make a Brass fixed bridge, locking tuners, steel nut. The neck will have a thin c shape and is deep set with very good access to the high frets. 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 3 way blade switch. Pick ups wise. I'm thinking Duncans Black Winter bridge and Sentinent neck but not set in stone as jet.