Luke's hardtail

Commission build, 2019

Luke wanted a blue PRS style guitar and left the spec fairly open for me, but he's a huge Gibson fan so I decided to give him a few home comforts, including trapezoid inlays, a tunomatic and tailpiece, Gibson style toggle switch, a thicker, vintage neck carve and a nitrocellulose finish.

Specifications

 

Materials


Body - Carved, bookmatched Croatian flamed maple and one-piece African mahogany with carved back

Neck - Five-piece laminated Canadian tiger maple and African mahogany, Gabon ebony fretboard, double bound with maple and ebony and flamed maple trapezoid inlays

Headstock - Gabon ebony faceplate with flamed maple inlay and ebony truss rod cover

Parts & Hardware


Hardware - Graphtech Resomax TUSQ bridge and tailpiece, Mini Grover Rotomatic locking tuners, chrome

Pickups - Dimarzio Liquifire bass, SuperDistortion trebble

Controls - Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch, CTS push-pull coilsplitting pots, Ebony lampshade control knobs.

Frets - 24 medium jumbo nick-silver

Finish


Body - Stained royal blue burst with gloss nitrocellulose clearcoat

Neck - Crimson finishing oil