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  The Brigand is my latest single-cut design.   Here I've followed a fairly traditional theme that will feel new and yet familiar to anyone that picks it up.  The standard models will use Mahogany and Maple construction, a proven way to achieve a great sound.  The headstock is based on my Standard head, but by making it longer and narrower I've come closer to a straight string pull.  The control layout along with the pickup configuration can be infinitely variable for a custom instrument.  Hardware and material options are listed below (in the blue box).
   Below are a few examples of different versions of the Brigand, but the possibilities are endless....



                   Brigand with an Iced tea burst flamed Maple top


 



                 Brigand with a trans-black flamed Maple top, custom multiple binding, and custom control layout


 



                   Brigand with a British Racing Green top and Skyway tremolo


 



                   Brigand, Flame Maple top, Dark Amber burst


 







  Extreme custom
Brigand Hollow body


Book-matched Black Limba body and top with a Maple fingerboard. 
Three mini himbuckers with custom control layout and Skyway tremolo.  Finished in a black burst.
 
 
General specifications for the Brigand: 
  
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Brigand - basic model price:  $4,250  

Brigand Hollow-body - basic model price:  $4,450     

Any custom guitar ordered using parts and materials from this light blue box section should fall within the basic model price (will not add to the price).  Any custom option from the dark blue box below will add to the price by the amount shown.

Materials used on a Brigand  (basic model):

Wood:                                                       
Body:  Honduras Mahogany
Neck:  Laminated Honduras Mahogany and Maple    
Body top:  S (standard) Figured Maple  (please check "The Wood pile" for examples of available wood)
Fingerboards: Rosewood or Ebony

(Please note that Black Limba (body and neck wood) is now a $150 upgrade, due to increased difficulty to obtain suitable material.)

Hardware:
Tuners:  Grover Rotomatic, Gotoh 510 Delta series, Sperzel locking, Schaller, Hipshot Ultralight, Kluson
Bridge:  Wilkinson, TonePros, ABM or Pigtail, Schroeder
Pickups:  Amalfitano, Wolfetone, Lindy Fralin, Kent Armstrong, Razor, Gibson, TV Jones 
Guitar controls: 1-volume, 1-tone (CTS or DiMarzio pots), 3-position pickup selector (Switchcraft).

Neck dimensions:
Scale Length:  24 3/4 inches
Width at nut:  1 11/16 inches, width at 22nd fret:  2 1/4 inches.
Neck thickness at first fret:  .890 inches to .910 inches.  Thickness at 12th fret:  .990 inches to 1.000 inches.
General neck shape is based on a 50's Gibson  which is a 'C' shape at the body end tapering down to a slight
'V' shape at the nut end.
Neck/body joint:
  Neck joins body at 16th fret.  Heel is cut away to an unobtrusive but safe minimum
Inlay options:  Standard vertical lines, pearl dots

 

 

 


Additional options for Custom orders  (Upgrades)

Body and neck
wood:  White Limba (Korina)
- Add $250,  Black Limba - Add $150

Neck
material:  5-ply Curly or Bird's Eye Maple - Add $100

Body top
materials available:  UG (upgrade) - UG+ (upgrade plus)  Maple - curly, quilt or Bird's eye, Redwood burl, Redwood curl,   Figured Walnut, Curly Bubinga,
Curly Koa,  - Add $125 - $450  (please check "The Wood Pile" for examples of available wood)

Optional Fingerboards  - please call for quote.
 
Optional fingerboard inlays:    Snowflakes or Mother of pearl blocks - Add $100
 For Custom inlays - please call for quote.

Abalone Pearl binding
: Guitar fully bound with multiple laminates and Abalone Pearl - Add $600, 
Multiple black-and-white binding - Add $200

Other scale lengths available:  25 inch, 25 1/2 inch, 26 1/4 inch, 27 inch baritone - call for quote

For any other custom details - please call or write for quote

Hardware:  For hardware options other than standard, please call for quote.

 

 

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