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       Standard Solid body 6-string 

   

 
   
I first came up with the Giffin Standard guitar in the late 70's at the request of a customer who wanted a "Strat meets Les Paul" type of instrument.  The body shape that I ended up using evolved from guitars I had been building since back in the early 70's.  For general specifications, look further down the page. 
You can find many other examples of Standards with various upgrades in the Custom Guitars 1,2 and 3 pages.  Standard solid bodies are available with or without the raised control panel

 

   
   
    Standard Solid, Rich Amber burst
Specifications:
Body:  Honduras Mahogany 
Top:  Flamed Maple
Neck:  Hond. Mahogany with Maple laminates
Fingerboard:  Rosewood
Scale length:  24 3/4 inches
Inlay:  Standard Pearl lines
Head Veneer:  Rosewood
Hardware: Nickel
Bridge:  TonePros AVT2
Tuners:  Grover Rotomatics
Pickups:  Gibson 57 Classic and Gibson Burstbucker
Finish:  Rich Amber burst

Standard Solid, Rich Amber burst - frontStandard Solid, Rich Amber burst - backStandard Solid, Rich Amber burst - body view1Standard Solid, Rich Amber burst - body view2Standard Solid, Rich Amber burst - body view3



Standard Solid, Rich Amber burst
Upgrade top

 

 
   
    Standard Solid, Pearl White finish
Specifications:
Body:  Honduras Mahogany 
Top:  Hard Maple
Neck: Laminated Honduras Mahogany / Maple
Fingerboard:  Rosewood
Binding:  Tortoise Shell / White
Scale length:  24 3/4 inches
Inlay:  Standard Abalone lines
Head Veneer:  Black fibre
Hardware:  Gold
Bridge:  TonePros bridge
Tuners:  Grover Rotomatics
Pickups:   Wolfetone humbuckers
Finish:  Pearl White

Standard Solid,  Pearl White finish - frontStandard Solid, Pearl White finish - backStandard Solid, Pearl White finish - body view1Standard Solid, Pearl White finish - body view2Standard Solid, Pearl White finish - body back




Standard Solid, Pearl White finish


 

    
   
   Standard Solid, Quittle top
Specifications:
Body:  Honduras Mahogany 
Top:  Quittle Maple
Neck:  Hond. Mahogany with Maple laminates
Fingerboard:  Rosewood
Scale length:  24 3/4 inches
Inlay:  Standard Pearl lines
Head Veneer:  Rosewood
Hardware: Nickel
Bridge:  TonePros AVT2
Tuners:  Grover Rotomatic
Pickups:  Lindy Fralin humbuckers
Finish:  Honey burst

Standard Solid, Quittle top - frontStandard Solid, Quittle top - backStandard Solid, Quittle top - body view1Standard Solid, Quittle top - body view2Standard Solid, Quittle top - body view3



Standard Solid, Quittle top

Upgrade top

 

        More examples - Standard 6-string solid bodies:  

 
Standard solid-body, Bird's Eye Maple top under Rich Amber burst

 
Standard solid-body, Gold top  -   small pickguard is an available option at no extra cost
 
Standard solid-body, Bird's Eye Maple top
(upgrade top)


 
Standard solid-body, Gold top
(no upgrade)



  Standard solid-body, Antique Yellow finish on Quilted Maple
 
Standard solid-body, Redwood burl top - hard to find this type of Redwood Lace burl
 
Standard solid-body, Antique  Yellow finish
(upgrade top)


  Standard solid-body, Redwood burl top
(upgrade top)


 
Standard solid-body, Honey burst
 
Standard solid-body, Vintage Yellow finish on a great piece of Tiger Flamed Maple
 
Standard solid-body, Honey burst
(no upgrade)


 
Standard solid-body, Vintage Yellow finish
(upgrade top)



 
Standard solid-body, Blue finish
 
Standard solid-body, Koa top - Oil & wax finish - lovely broad-patterned Koa
 
Standard solid-body, Blue finish
(no upgrade)


 
Standard solid-body, Koa top,  Oil & Wax finish
(upgrade Koa top)


 
Standard solid-body, Tiger Eye finish - unusual effect on this particular piece of Maple
 
Standard solid-body, Walnut top, Oil & Wax finish
 
Standard solid-body, Tiger Eye burst
(upgrade Butterfly inlays, upgrade fingerboard)


  Standard solid-body, Walnut crotch top, Oil & Wax finish
(upgrade top)


 
 
General specifications for Standard 6-string Solid bodies: 

  
 Standard Solid-body - basic model price:  $4,150

(All instruments ordered directly from me are "custom orders" even if they fit within basic specs.)

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 Standard 6-string  (basic model):

Wood:                                                                                                                 The Wood Pile
Body:  Honduras Mahogany, Swamp Ash
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:   TonePros, Wilkinson, Schroeder, ABM
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 20th 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

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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