Custom building usually starts with an idea from the customer. It’s hard to get away from the standards set in the past by all the majors – Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Epiphone, etc. and because their designs have been burnt into our psyches it’s hard for us to deviate too much from the normal shapes we have become familiar with. Because of this, most custom builds start from, or are influenced by historic designs such as a Strat, Les Paul, Tele etc. etc.
If you have an idea for a design and need someone to get it together, drop me a mail with your thoughts. I don”t make hundreds of instruments, each one is normally the result of someone wanting the unusual or hard to find instrument – I definitely like a challenge. Here are a few completed projects……
Here are pictures of a series of guitars that I call the “Scroll” – as you can see they all differ greatly, some are 6 string others 12 string, some piezo bridges, some have Roland 13 pin outputs. I have used it as a starting point for whatever you would like it to be if you are looking for something unusual and original. You choose the hardware, woods, scale length etc.