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!

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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 Hyrid

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 

Thursday, October 06, 2016


Hey everyone!

If you are follower of our Facebook page, you will have seen that we are making guitars for the great band, Out of Context! We're happy to say that the first guitar, for Stephen Mussett is now complete! The design brief for this one was a single pickups, more aggressive version of our Inferno V2 build. Stephen also requested a custom inlay of 3 "scratch" marks in the fretboard. We reckon this comes together really well and is a great looking beast!

Full specs at the bottom of the post!













Body
3 Piece Sapele

Neck
Bolt on joint
2 Piece of Maple

Fretboard
Ebony
Custom "Scratch" 12th Fret Inlay
25.5" Scale Length
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium / Jumbo)

Hardware
 Black Nickel Axesrus® Locking Tuners
Black Nickel Gotoh® Tune-o-Matic Bridge
Black Nickel Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Axesrus® Wraith Pickup
550k Bare Knuckle Pickups® Volume & Tone Pots
Barrel Style Output Jack

Finish 
Satin cellulose (Body)
Satin cellulose (Neck)


Hope you guys liked this build! We're really looking forward to seeing it in action and going to getting started on the next build for the band!

Be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
All the best,
Mike & Martin