Electric Guitars

A small selection of electric guitars which shows how some customers have adapted standard designs to suit them while others have gone the full custom route.

Robin's ASAP Solid 12 string

Robin's ASAP Solid 12 string. Robin has an ASAP Solid six string with MIDI that he uses as his main onstage guitar but he wanted a 12 for certain numbers. Finished in dramatic gloss black (a bugger to photograph!) the body is alder (hollowed out to keep the weight down)…

Robin's ASAP Solid Steel with MIDI

Robin's ASAP Solid Steel with MIDI. Robin has a one man stage show where he needs the look and sound of an acoustic guitar at high volumes. The ASAP Solid Steel fits the bill for this as the design resists feedback well and the face shape is the same dimensions…

Ciaran's luck

Ciaran, a music teacher, has been a friend for years and was lucky enough to pick up one of my basses secondhand for a good price some years ago. More recently he asked me about buying this guitar which had been sitting in the workshop store since 1989 and was…

Jean-Marie's carved top

Jean-Marie's guitar is an interesting combination of ideas. The mahogany body is faced with a deeply arched top of fine flamed maple - sustains for weeks! The unlacquered neck is very chunky in form, constructed from birdseye maple and glued into the body. The carved top and headstock veneer are…

Josh's korina

Hi Chris,Well it arrived this morning, and suffice to say I have very tender and ripped fingers right now… I'll write down my first impressions, so you can get an idea as to how I regard the guitar, and so you can give yourself a pat on the back! Of…

ASAD 105

In 2005 I decided I would like a gunslinging guitar for myself - a quick responding, light weight body with humbucker, single coil, single coil, a locking trem and graduated fretting. So I started the guitar you see here. I did the woodwork but then it got put to one…

My Personal ASAD

This is the guitar I built for myself a few years ago. I used a piece of my Irish walnut for the deeply carved top (from a tree that was felled in a storm in 1983) and the back is Brazillian mahogany. The neck is a laminate of very well…

Roque's Black and Chrome

Roque wanted three humbucking pickups with a 24 fret neck and a Floyd Rose trem on an SG style body so some adaptation had to be done. The only way to fit an extra humbucker and 24 frets was to use a Seymour Duncan SL59 in the middle position. For…

Brian R's Special

Brian knew exactly what he wanted and this is the guitar that he designed from the ground up. The body shape (very elegant and smaller than a Strat) is combined with an almost retro look through neck and original design slanted headstock. The fingerboard is quarter sawn bubinga which I…

César's hybrid

More flamed maple this time in a pretty sunburst with black binding on the top and nicely proportioned body. Core is sapele which makes for lots of sustain and bite. Pickups are EMG and there is quite a lot of onboard active circuitry. Trem is a Schaller Low Profile Floyd…
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