Thursday, January 04, 2018

New Build: Syrtis Buckeye


Hey Everyone!

To kick off 2018, we've finished a new Syrtis build! This one really shows off the potential of the resin channel body construction.

We had a small block of Buckeye Burl, that usually would have been far too small to use for a guitar. However, with the resin channel body, we can adjust the orientation of the channels to accommodate for the size of the wood. It gives an interesting design and illustrates how versatile the resin channel can be.

For the centre section, we used a Walnut laminate with an Ebony top. The contrast with the Buckeye wings makes for a very striking aesthetic. The neck is made from highly figured Poisonwood with a Purpleheart Middle layer and a Pale Moon Ebony fretboard.

This build has ABM® bridge saddles and Schaller® M6 Locking tuners. As a centrepiece we have a set of custom built Oil City Pickups®. These were made personally for this build a feature fully transparent bobbins! These pickups sounds incredible and really set the build off beautifully!




















Body
Buckeye Burl Wings
Walnut, Swamp Ash, Ebony & Black Korina Back
Ebony Top 
Clear Resin Channels

Neck
Bolt on joint
1 Piece Black Poisonwood 
Purpleheart Middle layer
Buckeye Burl Headstock Faceplate
Carbon Rod Re-enforcement

Fretboard
Pale Moon Ebony
Luminlay® Fret Marker Dots
27" - 25.5" Multiscale with 6th Neutral Fret
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium/Jumbo)

Hardware
Schaller® Black M6 Locking Tuners
ABM® Black Single Saddle Bridge
Stabilised Amboyna & Luminlay® Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
 Black Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod


Electrics
Oil City Pickups® Custom Made Set 
500k CTS Volume Pot
500k CTS "Dial a Tap" (Bridge Pickup)
Switchcraft® Output Jack
 3 Way Lever Switch


Finish 
Pre-Cat Cellulose Lacquer 


This has been the longest stock model to build but, we think, well worth the effort! If you like this then you can find more of our work on our various social medias - FacebookTwitter & Instagram and our dedicated web site - Stone Wolf Guitars

Many thanks!
Best regards,
Mike & Martin

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