This guitar was built for a customer in the USA who as you’ll see below, had a very strong view regarding what he wanted.
The body and neck were made by Warmoth, the body being chambered and exceptionally light. My customer wanted a tightly coupled neck join so opted for my neck fitting kit. Because the body had a contoured heel, I used the version with shortened screws.
A Trem-king vibrato was also specified which required some complex routing in order to fit it. It’s always a bit stressful cutting holes in someones brand new guitar but of course and thanks partly to the supplied templates, everything went well.
Here’s a top view of the fitted Trem-king.
Another specification was that all the plastics, that is pickguard, control and tremolo cavities should be made from Tor-tis. This is a fantastic material which was a lot of fun to work with. I rounded and polished all the edges to give a very organic feel.
The shape of the pickguard was designed by the customer who supplied a cardboard approximation of its shape.
The finished guitar certainly has a certain style about it – all screws were brass slot head, provided by the customer. I’m just not sure about his choice of white knobs!