The guitar that was played over in the video section is this one. Just to give those interested a better look.
New Guinee rosewood body with a Burdiken Plum top, Fingerboard is rosewood, and the neck is maple.
Pickups are Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers. The body is chambered so as to make it lighter.
Nice, that headstock reminds me of G&L
Hi Brian, yep it seems that whatever changes one makes from one builders design makes it close to someone else’s.. At a glance the body looks like that of Tele, but their are slight differences. Taff
like the headstock as well.
may i enquire as to how much you would sell a guitar like that for? i mean if someone commisioned it ?
Hi Tim thanks for your inquiry. I don't have a set price as there are so many variables, and even more when you start talking to the customer about their wants and needs.
I have not built a solid body for a number of years but back then I suppose a build like the one pictured could be around $2300.00 and up.
very reasonable for a bespoke custom job.
Hi Tim, I look at it as buying from the manufacturer at wholesale prices, with no middleman.
I have pulled back on building on commission as people always wanted something different from what I already had, or was building at that time. The acoustic guitar I just completed took seven years to finish due to selling off it but not getting the chance to complete it.
So now it's a case of - ya buy what I got - or pay a premium for special orders. All guitars are still different in some way from each other
Looks great Taffy. How do you like the Pearly Gates pickups?
Hi Paul, thanks for the comment.
Regarding the pickups, yes I like them, not sure how to describe the sound of them but I find that through my A-class valve amp, I get different tones between the neck and bridge pickups. I'm not talking about the usual warm-to-bright change in tone but the bridge pickup also has a different sound. This I like when soloing as I can switch from one to the other to add some variety and a different feel to the piece.
I normally play on the bass side of the tone pot, as the treble settings are very single-coil sounding. That's about the best I can do, I do not know if that makes sense.
I also use a '59 Bassman pedal or an Ibanez tube screamer pedal.