Thursday, January 04, 2018


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

Saturday, September 09, 2017


Hey everyone!

We have a new model for you all! This one is called the "Syrtis" and is coming in as a replacement for the Huntsman model. The Huntsman didn't quite turn out as we'd intended and as such, never quite felt right. The Syrtis is much closer to what we originally had in mind and is a lot more ergonomic and tactile.

This model involves quite a lot of "firsts" for us. This is our first multi-scale build and presented some interesting challenges along with it. Thankfully all went well and this model heralds us offering multi-scale builds as a custom option on all builds.

Secondly, it's a first prototype of a new "Resin Channel" body structure. Each of the body segments is connected via clear resin channels that run all the way through the body. This provides not only an interesting aesthetic but allows for some new ways for our clients to customise their guitars. You could mix and match central body and wing segments in different woods and colours to provide some really cool combinations! Not to mention, different coloured resins or inlaid LED lighting along the channels.

This particular Syrtis is made of Australian Jarre Burl with a Macassar Ebony neck & Bocote fretboard. We think it looks very striking and love the mottled & cracked nature of the Jarre.




















Body
Jarre Burl & Clear Resin Channels

Neck
Bolt on joint
1 Piece Macassar Ebony 

Fretboard
Bocote
Luminlay® Fret Marker Dots
27" - 25.5" Multiscale with 9th Neutral Fret
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium/Jumbo)

Hardware
Graphtech® Black Ratio Locking Tuners
ABM® Black Single Saddle Bridge
Macassar Ebony, Maple & Luminlay® Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
 Black Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Painkillers 
500k CTS Volume Pots
500k CTS DPDT Tone Pot (Coil Split)
Switchcraft® Output Jack
 3 Way Lever Switch


Finish 
Tung Oil 
Satin Cellulose (Headstock Faceplate)


Hope you like this one as much as we do! Remember to like and follow us on all the social media, for all the latest news! FacebookTwitter & Instagram. We also have a main website for all enquiries - Stone Wolf Guitars

Many thanks!
All the best,
Mike & Martin

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Hey Everyone!

We've just completed a guitar we built for Paul, a long time customer of ours. We worked very closely with him to bring his ideas to life. All the shapes, woods and specs were all chosen by him and he's dubbed it the "Jackal". Some incredible woods in this build and a pair of custom etched Bare Knuckle Pickups to boot! Specs at the bottom of the post.
















Body
Maple Core 
Spalted Maple Top
Spalted Hornbeam Back

Neck
Bolt on joint
9 Piece - Maple, Sapele & Wenge

Fretboard
2 Piece "Zen" - Bocote & Ebony
MOP with Abalone Top Inlay
Luminlay® Fret Marker Dots
25.5" Scale Length
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium/Jumbo)

Hardware
Gotoh® Black Nickel SG381-MGT Locking Tuners
Gotch® Black Nickel 510 Tremolo Bridge
Rosewood, Ash, Black Korina & Luminlay® Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
 Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® PG Blues (Neck)
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Aftermath (Bridge)
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Tyger Covers with Custom "Jackal" Etching
2x 500k CTS Volume Pots
2x 500k CTS DPDT Tone Pot (Coil Split)
Switchcraft® Output Jack
Switchcraft® 3 Way Toggle Switch
Kill Switch

Finish 
Partial Resin Gloss & Partial Cellulose Satin Top 
Cellulose Satin Sides and Back 
Satin Cellulose Headstock Faceplate
Tung Oil Neck



We wish Paul the very best with his new guitar and hope it brings him many years of fine service! If you like what you see then be sure to follow us on all the social medias - FacebookTwitter & Instagram. You can also check out our main website HERE.

All the best
Mike & Martin