Mahogany body, Maple neck w/Ziricote fingerboard and headstock overlay. Lollar Imperial in the bridge, Lollar minihumbucker in the middle and BoneTop P-90 in the neck position. Hipshot tremolo and Gotoh vintage-style locking tuners.
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. 'BoneTop' P-90 pickup configuration.
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. 'BoneTop' P-90 pickup configuration. Wilkinson adjustable stoptail bridge.
'Sacred' has a 27" longscale neck tuned to D. The vintage clear-bobbin Gibson P-90 with striking green windings combines with a Graph-Tech piezo/hexaphonic "Ghost" system with 13-pin output. The neck is Wenge (excellent wood for low-midrange tones) with a Bocote fingerboard. The body is Mahogany. The controls are grouped according to function - the hexaphonic volume and up-down controls on the upper bout and lower horn, the piezo/magnetic combination on the lower bout. Sperzel locking tuners, Hipshot tremolo, Dunlop Straplocks.
The guitar was later modified. A Lollar Charlie Christian was added in the neck position for more tonal flexibility.
Mahogany body, flame Koa neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. Lollar minihumbucker combination w/ 6-way switch, Hipshot fixed bridge, Gotoh vintage style tuners.
Swamp Ash body w/burnt finish, Maple neck. Lollar Tele combination. Gotho vintage style tuners, compensated Tele bridge.
Rys Olsen sacrificed an older original Steve Klein body to be 'totemized'. With the blessings of Steve Klein I modified the body, adding art Rys had sent me, and replaced the Steinberger graphite neck with a one-piece Rosewood neck, based on an old original Klein neck I had in hand. A 'BoneTop' pickup drives the Sustainiac.
Woody Aplanalp's second commission (the first is "Woody's Empress", G 0107) is themed 'Tiki'. The electronics are simpler this time - a Fernandes Sustainer and a Lollar Imperial humbucker /minihumbucker combination with two military-grade kill switches. Shark's teeth are inlaid in the fingerboard. Mahogany body with Cedar top, bird's eye Maple neck w/ Cocobolo fingerboard.
Lollar minihumbucker in the neck, Tele special in the bridge. Mahogany body. Maple neck w/ Rosewood fingerboard.
Peter Florance 'Voodoo' Strat set. Alder body, Maple neck w/ Rosewood fingerboard. Vintage style Gotoh steel block tremolo.
Mahogany body, Maple neck w/Bloodwood fingerboard and headstock overlay, 25 ½" scale. Gotoh vintage style tuners. 'BoneTop' Tele/P-90 combination. Tele bridge w/compensated brass saddles. Dunlop Straplocks.
Mahogany body and neck, Ziricote fingerboard and headstock overlay. 25 1/2" scale. Custom through-the-body bridge, Hipshot locking tuners, Dunlop Straplocks. Sustainiac circuit with Fralin humbucker in the bridge.
Reincarnation of "Family Jewels" - I decided to put in some BoneTop pickups to enhance the bright color scheme. Lindy Fralin-based BoneTop "Unbucker" in the bridge with variable split via the second control knob. P-90 style BoneTop in neck position.
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. 'BoneTop' Tele/P-90 pickup configuration.
Mahogany body, Maple neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. A cello headstock and scroll, sliced in half, form the centerpiece of this guitar. A trio of 'BoneTop' pickups are controlled via a rotary switch along with volume and tone pots.
Mahogany bod, mahogany neck with Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard. BoneTop P-90 in the bridge and BoneTop SC in the neck position. Wraparound tailpiece and vintage style Gotoh tuners.
I had the two vintage Guild pickups, a fullsize humbucker and a minihumbucker, for a while until I decided to combine them in this guitar. Their slick chrome surface called for some shiny brightwork and the massive vintage Ford hood ornament supplied the string-through guide, with the strings passing through tubes to the string anchor machined from aluminum on the back of the guitar. Swamp Ash body w/Padouk centerstripe. Zebrawood neck w/Purpleheart fingerboard.