A 1950's Mercury hood ornament dominates the design of this guitar. Mahogany body with Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. Two 'BoneTop' P-90's.
'Queen of Hearts' marked the first appearance of my 'Butterfly' shape body designs. Despite its angular look it is very comfortable to hold and play, a fact also helped by the carving of the back. The body is made of old stock Mahogany with a Rosewood/Maple laminated centerstripe. The neck is flame Maple with a Rosewood fingerboard and Headstock overlay. Two 'BoneTop' pickups and a Bigsby B-16 along with Sperzel locking tuners are fitted. The guitar looks bigger than it is, yielding a good canvas for my art work. The shape also seems to give depth and dimension to the sound, with warm mids and rolling lows.
Alder body. Bird's eye Maple neck w/ Rosewood fingerboard. Two 'BoneTop' P-90's, Hipshot bridge, Sperzel locking tuners. This one has the 'old style' combination jack/backplate shaped from aluminum - something I hadn't used in a while.
A 30's pin-up covers the front of the guitar. The greatest challenge was to place her at an angle which would work with the body shape. The TV-Jones 'Supertron' pickups and hardware are goldplated. Mahogany body and Maple neck.
This pinup is from the 70's. Gold hardware and two 'BoneTop' pickups. Swamp Ash body with Maple neck.
Another pinup from the 70's. The missing bra is inlaid in the fingerboard. When I can find them, I like using the left-handed Tele bridges - the lows snap and the highs are a bit sweeter. Swamp Ash body, Maple neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. Reverse Tele bridge/P-90 neck 'BoneTop' pickup configuration.
'Cool 2' combines two 'BoneTop' P-90's into a humbucker with various coil switching options. Mahogany body, Maple neck with Bloodwood fingerboard and headstock cap.
Mahogany body, Maple neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. Two P-90 'BoneTop' pickups.
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck w/Rosewood fingerboard and headstock overlay. A Joe Barden humbucker in the bridge and a Sustainiac neck pickup/circuit comprise the electronics. Hipshot tremolo and Sperzel locking tuners.
Mahogany body and neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. A 50' Windsor model car badge furnishes the name. Two Lollar minihumbuckers and Hipshot bridge.
Maccaferri is mostly known for his 'Django Reinhart' style Selmer guitars. But he later also developed a line of plastic guitars which were quite successful and actually sounded quite good. The f-hole is part of a top of one of these guitars which was picked out of the trash by a friend of mine. Sadly it had been damaged beyond repair, so I used parts of it in various Totemguitars, as tribute and as a way of renewing their purpose. Mahogany body, Maple neck with Purpleheart fingerboard. Tele/P-90 'BoneTop' pickup configuration.
A requiem for a trusted friend. 'Memory Lane' incorporates objects from my old '71 Jeep Wagoneer. Upon retiring it after more than 12 years of service and many travels, I kept some badges and decorations along with a page from the manual and used them for this guitar. The white and blue color scheme recalls the original paintjob of the truck. Mahogany body, flame Koa neck w/Rosewood fingerboard. Two Lollar minihumbuckers and a Wilkinson adjustable wraparound stop-tail bridge.
Mahogany body, Padouk neck w/Cocobolo fingerboard. Two 'BoneTop' P-90'. Bigsby vibrato and roller bridge. 30' bakelite radio knobs.
Mahogany body and neck, Rosewood fingerboard and headstock overlay, Hipshot bridge, BoneTop P-90 style pickups, Gotoh vintage style tuners.
Mahogany body and neck, Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard, vintage style Gotoh tuners, Tele style bridge w/brass compensated saddles, BoneTop P-90 style in neck, Tele-style in bridge.
Mahogany body, Maple neck/w Rosewood fingerboard, Vintage G&L tremplate converted to fixed bridge, 2 BoneTop P-90 pickups.
A vague resemblance to the US Confederate flag prompted the name. Mahogany body topped with some old Redwood boards. Flame Maple neck w/Cocobolo fingerboard. The pickups are a prototype 'BoneTop' humbucker in the custom Spalt bridge, a 'BoneTop' P-90 in the center and a Lollar Charlie Christian in the neck position. The 3-way switch and the first volume knob control the bridge and neck pickups, while the middle pickup can be dialed in via the center volume knob. A master tone affects the resulting signal.
Peter Florance 'Voodoo' Strat set. Fat flame Koa neck w/ Rosewood fingerboard. Swamp Ash body.
More objects from my old Jeep. There was enough for a second guitar.
Mahogany body, two Gibson P-90's from the 60's, Maple neck with Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard. Hipshot bridge and Sperzel locking tuners.
'Sister' to the G0739 'Pink Confederacy' guitar above, this one has a Mahogany body and neck with a Redwood top made from the same old boards as the 'Confederacy'. Fralin humbuckers, Hipshot bridge.