Monday, March 30, 2015

Hi Everyone, Mike here!

So after much deliberation I decided to get my moth filled wallet out and spend some cash on some new equipment. After spending the best part of 2 days just to sand 4mm off of an ebony fretboard blank it dawned on me that maybe this isn't the most efficient way to go about things.

 So this beauty arrived today. Apologies for horrible pics, my phone is fairly terrible at this.

So we have a wood thicknesser here. Kind of does what it says on the tin.

Essentially you put a bit of wood in one end, black magic then happens and out pops the wood the other end at the correct thickness!

While this may seem like cheating it will be a much more efficient way of thicknessing wood for me and will allow me to quicken the pace of builds quite a bit!

And because I got carried away while looking at shiny things I also bought this!

It's not far off what I use currently to make nice smooth curves however this one goes up and down as well as round and round......I shouldn't be allowed near tool websites.

But remember kids, with any big heavy box of magic it's a case of safety first!

Stay tuned as there is a great new build coming up in a week or so! Until then I shall sign off and get back to work! 

Ta'ra for now!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Hi everyone,

Here is a look at our new model, The Bayou.

We built the Bayou to be a hot little rock & blues guitar. Loaded with DiMarzio® pickups this guitar can produce a very versatile set of tones. We put a Protrack® in the neck, giving a warm, rich and full bodied distortion while the Chopper T® in the bridge puts out a good southern American twang that really kicks when overdriven.

A solid 2 piece Sapele body gives this guitar great resonance with long lasting sustain. The neck is a 3 piece made from 2 parts Maple and 1 part Sapele giving a nice mixtures of tones to play with.

We're very pleased with how this little beast came out and think it looks great with the red stain and cream binding. As standard our guitars come fitted with locking tuners and a Graphtech® TUSQ® nut to make string changes a breeze and provide a much more stable tuning.

As always, full spec sheet at the bottom of the post!

2 Piece Sapele

Bolt on joint
3 Piece Maple & Sapele

Indian Rosewood & Green Abalone Inlay
25.5" Scale Length
22 Stainless Steel Frets (Jumbo)

 Axesrus® Chrome Locking Tuners
Chrome Telecaster® Style Bridge
Satin Silver Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
2 way Truss Rod

DiMarzio® Pro Track®
DiMarzio® Chopper T®
3 Way CRL Lever Switch
2x 250k CTS Pots
Switchcraft® Mono Output Jack

Cream Binding
Red Stained Front
Satin Cellulose Finish

Hope you like our Bayou model, such as with all our guitars all specs and colours / finishes can be altered to a customer's request! 

Any questions or comments please feel free to leave here or email us! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and ramblings.

Best regards,
Mike & Martin