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   T-Deluxe, Tiger-Eye Curly Maple top 
New!

    This T-Deluxe, has a light-weight 1-piece Honduras Mahogany body with a one-piece curly Maple drop top. The neck on this guitar is also made from a one-piece curly Maple block. The 25 inch scale fingerboard is East Indian Rosewood with Abalone line inlays and has stainless steel frets.  Binding on the guitar is cream celluloid.

    I've used a set of Klein Epic 58 humbuckers wired through a single volume and tone and a 3-way selector.  The bridge is TonePros AVT2 and the tuners are Kluson Waffle-backs.  Finish is a Tiger-Eye stain on the front of the body and also on the back of the neck, and the body back is Walnut stained.  Good looking guitar!

(available at Guitar Addict)

  
T-Deluxe, Tiger-Eye Curly Maple top


(April 2018)

T-Deluxe, Tiger- Eye - frontT-Deluxe, Tiger- Eye - back

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T-Deluxe, Tiger- Eye - neck


 


Standard HB, Burnt Cherry Maple top
 
Standard Hollow-body, Burnt Cherry Maple top
                       (available at Willcutt Guitar Shoppe)       
 Standard Hollow-body, Burnt Cherry Maple top - frontStandard Hollow-body, Burnt Cherry Maple top - backStandard HB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view1Standard HB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view2Standard HB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view3Standard HB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view4Standard HB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - head


Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top
 
 

 Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top
                      (March 2018) 
   Standard, Burnt Cherry Maple top - front
Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - backStandard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view1Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view2Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view3Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - body view4Standard SB, Burnt Cherry Maple top - head

  
 

         Both of these guitars are built with matching wood.  The Mahogany bodies are both cut from the same board, as are the Mahogany and Maple necks.  The curly Maple tops are two consecutive cuts from the same Maple billet - they are slightly differently oriented which gives both guitars a unique look.  I've used Ziricote for the fingerboard and head veneers on both guitars, all of which were cut from one piece of wood.  These were laid out as mirror images - one guitar is almost a reflection of the other.   
    The gold hardware on both guitars consists of Gotoh 510 tuners, TonePros bridge, and a set of Klein Epic humbuckers.  The burnt Cherry Maple fronts are complimented by a golden brown stain on the Mahogany back.

  A very striking pair of guitars!

 



 
Standard, Special edition   

    This new Standard features a highly figured Honduras Mahogany body with no separate top - the whole thing is one piece.  I've matched this with a vividly flamed Mahogany neck using Rosewood and Maple laminates.
   The neck has an unbound Brazilian fingerboard with Abalone line inlays.  Instead of my normal binding on the body, I've used multiple black and white violin-style purfling, and the curly Mahogany head face also has this purfling.
   The pickup rings, heel cap and recessed truss-rod cover are all Brazilian Rosewood to match the fingerboard, and the knobs are made of the same Mahogany as the body.      .

     All the hardware is gold and consists of a set of Gotoh 510 tuners, a Rezomatic Wraparound bridge and a set of Wolfetone Dr. Vintage humbuckers
   The finish is clear gloss Urethane over oiled wood. 

(available at Willcutt Guitar Shoppe - sold)

  
Standard, Special Edition, all figured Mahogany

(Febr. 2018)
Standard SE, All Mahogany - neck
Standard SE, All Mahogany - detail shotStandard SE, All Mahogany - body view6Standard SE, All Mahogany - body backStandard SE, All Mahogany - detail shot 2Standard SE, All Mahogany - head
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Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish
(available at Distinctive Guitars)         (Febr 2017)

 Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - frontStandard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - backStandard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - body view1Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - body view2Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - body view3Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - body view4

Standard, Flame Walnut
 
  
On this new Standard I've gone as natural as possible.  Walnut always looks great under an oil finish, and this chevron flame Claro Walnut top is no exception.  For the neck on this guitar, I've used an extremely flamed piece of Maple with Mahogany laminates, and this is topped with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard  The finish on the guitar is a medium Walnut tinted oil with a wax top coat.  As you can see looking at the back of the neck, the color in the oil really makes the flame pop out.

    The tuners are Hipshot Classic Open style, the bridge is a TonePros AVT2 and pickups are Wolfetone Dr. Vintage Humbuckers.  All the hardware is nickel.

 Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - body view5Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - body view6Standard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - neckStandard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - heel inlayStandard, Flame Walnut top, oil finish - head

  



 
Standard, Quilted Maple, Dark Amber burst

    Here is a new Standard with a gorgeous, bubbly, Quilted Maple top.  I've used White Limba for the body and neck and Ziricote for the fingerboard. The board has Abalone line inlays and the whole guitar is bound with cream celluloid.

    The pickups on this guitar are a set of Wolfetone Dr. Vintage humbuckers, the bridge is a TonePros AVT2, and  I used Hipshot Classic Open tuners.  All hardware is gold. 

    The finish is a rich, dark Amber burst on the front and back. This guitar sounds as good as it looks!

(available at Willcutt Guitar Shoppe)

  
Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst

                      (Jan 2018)

Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view5Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view6Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - fingerboardStandard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - headStandard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view7
Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - frontStandard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - backStandard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view1Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view2Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view3Standard Quilt top, Dark Amber burst - body view4


 
T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst flametop

(available at Guitar Addict)         (Jan 2018)
  
 T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - frontT-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - backT-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view1T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view2T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view3T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view4

T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst flametop    
 
  
This T-Deluxe has got a vivid Curly Maple front.  The cherry sunburst finish is very classic.  The body on this guitar is a one-piece Honduras Mahogany, and I also  made the neck as a very traditional one-piece Mahogany.  The fingerboard is East Indian Rosewood, and on this guitar I've used a 25 inch scale instead of my regular 24 3/4 inch.  The binding is cream celluloid throughout. .

    All the hardware is chrome, and this consists of Grover tuners, a TonePros AVT2 bridge, and chrome metal control knobs.  The pickups are a set of Sheptone Blue Sky Humbuckers with Zebra coils, no covers.  Great Vintage attitude!

 T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view5T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view6T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view7T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - body view8T-Deluxe, Cherry Sunburst - head

  



 
T-Deluxe, Special edition     

    Here is a slightly unusual T-Deluxe. It has no binding on the body or headstock, but has a curly Maple binding on the Ziricote fingerboard.  The Maple front is a very colorful curly Quilt with no added color in the finish.  The body and neck are Honduras Mahogany which is stained with a dark Mahogany brown tint.

   I used a Schaller Hannes bridge, a set of Gotoh 510 tuners and a pair of Amalfitano Fullbuckers.  The hardware is a combination of black and gold which I think looks very classy. 

(available at Willcutt Guitar Shoppe)

  
T-Deluxe, Special edition

(Dec 2017)

T-Deluxe, Special edition - FB bindingT-Deluxe, Special edition - body view6T-Deluxe, Special edition - body view7T-Deluxe, Special edition - head
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