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!