I am a local custom guitar builder / luthier, and currently have several guitars available for sale.
This guitar is a custom stratocaster with an Ash body and 1/4" Spalted Maple cap (not veneer), and a Birdseye Maple neck with a Wenge fingerboard. Guitar weighs 9 lbs.
Both the body and neck were first finished with a professional high gloss oil to protect the wood, then sprayed with nitrocellulose lacquer. The back and sides of the body (Ash) is a lacquer Tobacco Brown/TV Yellow burst. The neck is Aged Clear lacquer. Finally, the body and neck are finished off with 10 coats of clear lacquer.
The fingerboard is sanded to 2000 grit and finished with multiple coats of orange oil. The neck has a two-way truss rod with adjustment at the heal.
The hardware consists of Hipshot closed-back staggered locking tuners, a Hipshot 2-point tremolo system with stainless steel saddles (2 1/16" string spacing), a GraphTech Tusq string nut, chrome knobs and output jack plate, and Schaller strap locks.
The pickups are custom designed and hand wound by a professional pickup builder. All high quality materials made here in the USA. This set of pickups are "High Output", with the bridge pickup being a split coil, which produces a low or high output level. The middle pickup is reverse wound, reverse polarity to provide a "humbucking effect" while active with either the bridge or neck pickup (positions 2 & 4).
The pickup specs are as follows:
Bridge - low output 7.2k, high output 13.10k, polarity north up.
Middle - 11.6k, RWRP, polarity south up.
Neck - 10.48k, polarity north up.
The selector switch is a CTS 5-way switch which provide the following pickup selections: position 1 - bridge, position 2 - bridge & middle, position 3 - middle, position 4 - middle & neck, position 5 - neck.
The volume and tone potentiometers are CTS, low tolerance, with the volume being a "dish back" low torque pot. The bridge tone potentiometer is a push/pull which switches the bridge pickup from high to low output (down high, up low). Both tone pots are equipped with MoJo Tone Dijon .47nf capacitors. The output jack is MoJo Tone. The electronics cavity is shielded with copper shielding foil.
I have added a David Gilmour style mini on/off toggle switch which turn the neck pickup on in conjunction with the bridge or bridge/middle pickups (positions 1 & 2).
The selector switch in combination with the push/pull pot and mini toggle switch provide a total of 11 pickup output options. This allows for a huge variety of sounds from one guitar.
This guitar is strung with Ernie Ball M-Steel 9-46 strings, has low action, and has perfect intonation. Medium/jumbo frets, crowned & polished with no fret buzz or dead frets. Fingerboard edges are rounded over for a smoother feel. The neck is very quick.
This is a "one of a kind" guitar. You will not find another one like it, and you will not be disappointed. I put a lot of time and love into all of my guitar builds, as I strive for perfection. To purchase a custom guitar of this caliber from the big F or G, one could empty their wallet of a considerable amount of dinero.
With saying that, my price is fair and firm. Price is $950.00 Firm.
If you prefer the back of the neck in a satin finish, I can gently sand it, and set up the guitar to your personal liking upon purchase.
I can be contacted by text only please. We can set up a time to take her for a test drive. I have several types of amps to play through.
I currently have several other telecaster style guitars in the build process. Contact me if interested in knowing more.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers