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   The Valiant was my original single cutaway electric guitar, and it presents a modern slant on a traditional theme with its off-set contoured body and straight string-pull head stock.  All versions of this guitar (some of which are shown below) are now available as hand-built custom orders directly from Giffin Guitars.  The pictures below show some of the possibilities for this model, but the guitar can, as always, be ordered with different woods, control layout, hardware and finishes etc.  I'm happy to discuss any custom ideas you might have.
 
 

 
      Valiant   
  Valiant, Amber burst Quilt top
 
            Amber burst Quilt top with exposed coil-tapped humbuckers

Valiant Semi-Aucoustic, Tobacco burst
           Tobacco burst Spruce top semi-acoustic with P90s and Ebony pickguard

Valiant, Cherry sunburst, flame top
           Cherry sunburst flame-top classic

Valiant, Black
            Black, all Mahogany Custom with staple top P90s and multiple binding

Valiant Amber burst, Quittle top
           Amber burst quittle top classic

Valiant, Iced Tea burst, tubular quilt top
            Iced Tea burst tubular quilt top custom with Standard head stock and snowflake inlays

Valiant, Ziracote top
            Ziracote top and coil-tapped humbuckers


   Have a listen to some sound samples of the Valiant  with Amalfitano Fullbucker
pickups, played through a 3 Monkeys Grease Monkey Amp.



 
 
 

Bridge p/u gain

Bridge p/u gain 2

Bridge p/u gain 3
 

Bridge p/u clean

Middle position gain

Middle position clean

Neck p/u clean

Neck p/u gain

 
 

 
The soundbites above are courtesy of Lance Keltner.  He can also be seen playing a Valiant in this Youtube video


 
 
     Vikta  
 
    Borrowing the same outline as the Valiant, this guitar has a comfort contoured body with a flat top and no binding on the body or neck.  The P90 pickups on this model are hard-mounted into the body, and the controls are mounted on the pickguard.  It uses two volume controls and a master tone enabling the user to mix the volume levels between the two P90s.  The guitar has the same TonePros bridge and Sperzel tuners as the Valiant.

Vikta - basic model price:  $2,900 
(General specs and additional options for the Vikta are the same as for the T2)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General specifications for the Valiant: 
  
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Valiant - basic model price:  $4,250

Valiant 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 Valiant  (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:   Sperzel
Bridge:  Wilkinson, TonePros, ABM or Pigtail, Schroeder
Pickups:  Amalfitano, Wolfetone, Lindy Fralin, Kent Armstrong, Razor, Gibson, Klein, Bare-Knuckle. 
Guitar controls: 1-volume, 1-tone (CTS or RS 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:

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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