The main body, which is made from either one or two pieces, is made of alder or swamp ash which we have selected for its extremely high resonance. The finish is a thin layer of aged nitrocellulose which does not alter the resonance or the dynamics of the instrument. In the ageing process, we give the nitrocellulose a crackle effect to obtain greater resonance and vibration from the wood. Furthermore, it gives the guitar a more “vintage” appearance.
One of our hallmarks is the magnetic steel pickguard which also gives the guitar a high degree of sustain without altering its dynamics.
The neck is made from one or two pieces of hard rock maple and the fretboard of Indian rosewood. The finish is a fine layer of sealer coating which gives the naked wood a soft and natural feel while protecting the neck from changes in temperature and humidity.
The neck profile is a “Chunky C” which increases the tone and sustain of the guitar.
The fret-wires are made of stainless steel, giving more durability to the frets. They are inserted over a 10 inch radius fretboard.
The hardware which is made up of vintage style Gotoh tremolo and vintage Kluson machine heads provides the instrument with a high degree of reliability when tuning.
We use handwinding pick-ups which are made in Spain by B&B Pickups using the best materials. There are several choices of pick-ups such as H-H, S-S-S and H-S-S. The guitar’s electronics are made from the best high quality components: CTS potentiometers, CRL switch, Switchcraft Jack and waxed cotton covered wires.
Moreover, the guitar is carefully shielded to obtain a low-noise instrument, both in the studio and on stage. Each body and each neck is carefully matched so as to obtain a balanced instrument with its own tone and identity. We want you to experience something unique when playing our instruments. Our guitars are sold with a hard case and a high quality “Righton” strap.