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.

Diarmuid's many switches

Switches!!! Diarmuid had this idea of adapting an ASAD body to suit his needs so this one has an almost completely hollowed out sapele core with an overlay of green sunburst figured beech, ivoroid binding, three Silver Lace sensor pickups and a Wilkinson trem. But the really interesting bit is…

The rare JP Standard

JP Standard. A rare sight. I have not made many of these guitars but love it when I get an order for one. The concept is a semi solid (the mahogany back is hollowed out significantly) with a carved figured top - in this case flamed maple bound with ivoroid.…

Bart's 7 string

A rare animal - the 7 string ASAD. This one uses an Ibanez trem and Seymour Duncan pickups. The top is Imbuya (sometimes known as Brazilian walnut) onto a mahogany core finished in silk lacquer. The neck is a laminate of flamed maple and mahogany with an Indian rosewood fingerboard…

Tom's lefty, throughneck ASAD

Several unusual things about this guitar. It's a lefty, a through neck (the first ASAD with this type of construction) and the overlay wood is local elm. A mutual friend cut down some elm trees about ten years ago and they were planked and dried. Elm can have striking grain…

Lúg in Irish lacewood

The Lúg semi solid has a 4mm top (lacewood in this case) overlayed onto a hollowed out core (which is utile for this guitar). This method of construction makes for a more 'woody' sound than you would get from a solid body and the weight is less also for the…

Tim's guitar

Tim's guitar has some beautiful tight flamed maple on the top highlighted with a golden sunburst. This time the body core is alder so the guitar is very resonant. The glued in neck is very fine flamed maple also. Pickups are a mixture of Kinman and a Seymour Duncan JB.…

Angel's number two

Look familiar? See Angels's number one! One piece solid quilted maple body with glued in birdseye neck.The scratchplate is Rio rosewood and inset into the body top as is the spring cover in the back.The birdseye neck is glued in and there are some special inlays on the body and…

Angel's number one (and another)

Shortly after the Millenium I managed to get some beautiful blocks of quilted maple that were big enough for one piece bodies and many of these ended up as luxury guitars of a pattern that was similar to a certain factory's main model! Here are two of them. Both have…

Customised ASAD Custom

Witha little imagination the customer made this ASAD 2HB Custom into something more special. The carved top is a piece of Irish crotch walnut. This is taken from a part of the tree where the trunk splis in two and often, as in this case, gives a very striking figure.…

Simple ASAD

A simple but elegant ASAD guitar. No frills, made to the same standards as it's flashier cousins and plays and sounds just as good. This one has a top of figured Irish walnut and a back of Irish sycamore (a softer and lighter weight type of maple) with a neck…
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