Project Description

AN IDEA MADE REALITY

This guitar represents the creative marriage of two of my longstanding passions; Delta Blues and Victorian decorative art.

I envisioned a piece where these two worlds might merge without compromising my overarching ideal; the authentic sound of the Mississippi soaring out from a Victorian inspired objet d’art.

The idea was to build a guitar with its own unique narrative. As if its origin had been forever shrouded in mystery. An enchanted tale espoused by a long line of seasoned pickers travelling far and wide, eulogising its mystical virtues. An enigmatic instrument leaving all who played it spellbound by its  unique charm.

Though resonator guitars were traditionally acoustic instruments, I wanted to explore the possibilities of an electric, whilst maintaining the levity of those traditional resonators. Working with a lightweight Cedrella wood, most commonly used to craft classical guitar necks, meant I could produce a robust, resilient build with a lightness to match.

A  Victorian  leaf motif graces the copper cover plates. These were oxidised, creating a blue patina to give that burnished, authentic appearance.

So what you see and hear is the creative fusion of  traditional Victorian design and vintage resonator blues tones.

 

The end result is a totally unique, custom made guitar with exquisite design, hand crafted using the highest possible quality materials. 

Specs:

-Body: Cedrella

-Neck: Mahogany

-25″ Scale Length

-Double Action Truss-rod

-12″ radius Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

-22 Jumbo Frets

-Bone Nut 44mm

Hardware:

-Resonator cone Buiscuit National Hot road

-Machine Heads: Schaller Grand Tune Vintage Copper

Electronic Set up:

-2 Volumes Controls, 1 Switch split P90/Humbucker/Hot rails

-Humbucker: Seymour Duncan P rails SHPR-1S

-Fishman Classic Series Active

Finish:

Body: Copper leaf Satin, Nitrocellulose Finishing

Neck: Satin nitrocellulose Finishing

FOR SALE: £2500

Please contact me if you’d like to see the Guitar in person and try it out. I’m more than happy to talk further about what went into this instrument and to receive feedback.