Sunday, February 12, 2017


Hi everyone!

We have a cool new resin hybrid model for you all today. This guitar is built with a burl of Vasticola with a surround of black pigmented resin. When we planed up the Vasticola and saw the amazingly deep red colour we thought it would be best to pair it with black resin to really make it "pop".

This combination pretty much sealed the deal of this model being a full bore "metal" guitar and we equipped it with a pair of Bare Knuckle Pickups® Juggernauts to give it the raw power required.

We decided to name this model the "Erebus" after the Greek god of darkness. We feel it's an apt name given the guitar's aesthetic and general mood.

Let us know what you think and have a look at the full specs at the end of the post!






















Body
1 Piece - Vasticola & Black Resin Hybrid

Neck
Bolt on joint
5 Piece - Figured Walnut, Bubinga & Maple
Vasticola & Black Resin Headstock Faceplate

Fretboard
3 Piece - Ebony, Maple & Cocobolo
Glow in the Dark "Sideline" Inlay 
660mm Scale Length
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Jumbo)

Hardware
Schaller® Satin Chrome M6 Tuners
Schaller® Black Hannes 7 Bridge
Burnt Maple Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Juggernauts with Brushed Nickel Covers
500k CTS Volume Pot
500k DPDT Tone Pot (Coil Split)
Switchcraft® 3 Way Toggle Switch
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish 
Danish Oil (Body)
Satin cellulose (Neck)


Thanks for checking this new build out and, if you like what you see, then follow us on all the social media FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

All the best,
Mike & Martin

Monday, January 16, 2017




Hi Everyone!

We have a new build of our Bayou model here for you today! This is out first left handed build and we had a blast making it! It was certainly interesting making a mirror version of one of our models and trying to play this, as a right handed person, makes me feel like I've never picked up a guitar before!

We decided to update the Bayou design very slightly with a new outlined edge on the top and a reverse headstock. We also swapped out the traditional Tele bridge for a fixed Hipshot® and bridge humbucker. We feel these modifications give it a bit more of a modern feel, while still maintaining the traditional roots.

The pickups are Bare Knuckle® Black Dog Humbucker in the bridge with a calibrated Slow Hand® Singlecoil in the neck. This gives the guitar a great warmth and clarity but still with plenty of bite!

Full Specs are at the bottom of the post!














Body
2 Piece Black Limba, Ziricote Top with Purpleheart Middle Layer

Neck
Bolt on joint
7 Piece - Indian Rosewood & Maple

Fretboard
9 Piece - Honduran Mahogany, Wenge, Purpleheart & Flamed Maple
Luminlay® Front & Side Dots
25.5" Scale Length
22 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium)

Hardware
Gotoh® Black SGL510Z-MGT Tuners
Hipshot® Black 0.125 Bridge
Stained & Carved Maple Knobs
Graphtech® White TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Black Dog® Humbucker 
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Slow Hand® Singlecoil
500k CTS Volume Pot
500k CTS SPST Tone Pot (Coil Split for Bridge)
3 way Selector Switch
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish 
Satin Cellulose (Body)
Satin cellulose (Neck)


Hope you guys like what you see here, we very happy to be able to offer left handed models and look forward to making more in the future!

If you're interested you can like & follow us on social media to see all our latest news and pics - FacebookTwitter & Instagram

All the best,
Mike & Martin

Tuesday, October 18, 2016



Hey Everyone!

New model time again and this one is something completely different! Firstly this is our first "stock" 7 string model. We've been planning to make a 7 for quite a while but hadn't decided how we wanted to go about it. After much planning and sketching out designs, we're happy to unveil the new "Catalyst" model to you all.

The second thing that makes this stand out is that we went with a Resin / Wood hybrid design. This was a complete experiment and we had no idea how it would turn out. We ended up using about 18 litres of resin in the process and it took around 3 weeks to cast. The wood we've used is "Black Poisonwood". This stuff is incredibly rare and we wanted to do something special to do justice to it, and hopefully you'll agree that we did just that! We think the resin really helps to frame the wood and provides a great contrast between the natural and the synthetic.

To complement the natural copper colour of the wood, we went with a Schaller® Hannes bridge and Schaller® Grandtune® Tuners, both in Vintage Copper finish. The pickups are a pair of Bare Knuckle® Painkillers with a radiator cover in Battleworn Camo.

We're very proud of the Catalyst and although the build process was a lot more labour intensive and had a great many "unknowns" throughout, we think it was worth every second! We're looking forward to perfecting this resin hybrid method as it opens the door to many more exciting and unique builds.

Anyway, on to the pictures and full specs at the bottom of the post!





























Body
1 Piece - Black Poisonwood & Resin Hybrid

Neck
Bolt on joint
11 Piece - Wenge, Flamed Maple & Bubinga
Indian Laurel Headstock Faceplate

Fretboard
7 Piece - Ebony, Flamed Maple & Spalted Elm
Flamed Maple "Sideline" Inlay
660mm Scale Length
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Jumbo)

Hardware
Schaller® Vintage Copper Grandtune® Tuners
Schaller® Vintage Copper Hannes 7 Bridge
Black Poisonwood & Resin Hybrid Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Painkillers with Battleworn Camo Covers
550k Bare Knuckle Pickups® Volume Pot
500k CTS SPST Tone Pot (Coil Split for Bridge)
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish 
Danish Oil (Body)
Satin cellulose (Neck)


We hope you liked this new build and be sure to check us out on Facebook & Twitter for more!

All the best,
Mike & Martin