Friday, June 19, 2015

New Bayou Build: Deluxe Edition



Hey Everyone!

Here is our latest build. It's a deluxe version of our Bayou with upgraded Gotoh® hardware and a beautiful Camphor wood top. We chose to use Camphor wood after seeing some pictures of its amazing grain patterns. It proved a bit of a challenge to work with as it had many small knots and crevices but the results were well worth the effort required!

When finishing the guitar we decided not to fill all the knots and grooves as we felt it would spoil the character of the wood. We did, however, break with tradition slightly and gave it a full Nitrocellulose lacquered finish on the top to really bring the best out in the grain. Check out the pics and see what you think! Specs at the bottom of the post...
















Body
2 Piece Sapele & Camphor Wood Top

Neck
Bolt on joint
3 Piece Maple & Sapele

Fretboard
Maple & Black Mother of Pearl Inlay
25.5" Scale Length
22 Stainless Steel Frets (Jumbo)

Hardware
 Chrome Gotoh® SGS510Z Locking Machineheads
Chrome Gotoh® GTC201 Bridge
String Through Body
Satin Silver Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Chrome Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
2x Axesrus® TT73 Hot Rails
3 Way CRL Lever Switch
2x 280k Bare Knuckle® CTS Pots (log)
Switchcraft® Mono Output Jack

Finish 
Cellulose Sealer (Body)
Nitrocellulose (Body Top)
Cellulose Sealer (Neck)
Nitrocellulose (Headstock)

Hope you enjoyed checking out our latest build, please leave any questions or comments here or feel free to email us! You can also follow us on Facebook for all the latest news.

Best regards,
Mike & Martin

swguitars@hotmail.co.uk

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