Bloomfield inspired tele. Swamp ash body. Brazilian rosewood fretboard. Don Mare S type neck pickup with my custom Black Dog pickup in the bridge. Rounded body edges.
Shades inlay on Brazilian Rosewood fretboard
All of my guitars come standard with dot inlays and shades at the 12th fret.
Fiesta Red T-Bird
With sloped triangle inlays.
T-bird, lightweight Mahogany body and neck, rosewood board, gold hardware, hardtail string through body bridge, Tv Jones Powertron Plus Bridge pickup w split coil, Custom Chapin spec Wolfetone neck humbucker, 24.625" scale, 12" radius, super thin nitro burst finish, "our "zero drag" neck finish. Fat neck carve falls between a C and U shape, highly flamed walnut pickguard, total weight 7 lbs even.
Tuxedo T-Bird Special
SG Killer Hawk
Carved Top Rosewood Hawk
One piece quartersawn flame maple neck, lightweight alder body, callaham narrow spaced trem, thin black nitro finish, tort. guard, raw vintage trem springs, add neck pickup switch, master volume, neck tone, bridge tone, black dots with gold shell/abalone shades at twelfth fret, bone nut, staggered height tuners.
Burst, hipshot baby grand bridge, slope triangle and shades inlay, carve top.
Flame Maple Fretboard
Carve Top Hawk
All black, featherweight Swamp ash, arm carve/belly cut, vintage style 6 screw trem, straight grain rock maple neck with African Blackwood fingerboard, mother of pearl dots and gold shell/abalone shades inlay at the 12th fret, Medium Slim C contour (.820 at first fret) our custom wiring, 2 Harmonic design Z90 pickups and a velvet hammer, master volume, master tone, 6120 fret 12"radius, 25.5 scale, 1.650" bone nut. Weighs 7 lbs
Carve Top Hawk
With Hipshot Baby Grand Bridge
Josh Smith T-Bird
Hybrid Hollow Braced, Archtop Hawk, 25" scale, Mahogany Back and sides, Alaskan Yellow Cedar top. Flamed German maple pickguard and back plates, mahogany neck, blackwood board
Rustic 2.1 The color in the pics is most accurate in the headstock shot. mahogany body and neck rosewood board, 24" scale, Blackwood Bridge with milled bone adjustable saddles, 2 P90s with Blackwood covers, Flame maple guard block inlay, volume tone 3 way switch
Houla White Out
Lightweight alder, one piece, flame, Quartersawn maple neck, oly white, parchment guard, slim C profile, 6230 fretwire, No load pot to get both original bridge type tone (wide open) and still roll back to warmer fuller tones. Just the right balance of glassiness/fullness/bell tone/girth
With Hipshot Baby Grand bridge
African Blackwood Trem Block
I love custom creations like this one. See what else we can do in the custom options page.
1 pickup and a 5 way switch, volume and tone. Solid rosewood beck, top, and back. Spanish cedar core. In the 6lbs range.
Zebrawood top on Spanish Cedar body. Solid rosewood neck
Josh Smith's 'Houla
Josh Smith's Ash 'Houla (used heavily on the "I'm Gonna Be Ready" CD). Blackwood board. Prior to his #1 (the Black T-bird Model) this was his go to guitar
Hollow hawk, highly flamed redwood over figured swamp ash, 28 1/2" scale, blister maple "man club" neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, Bigsby trem, TV Jones Magnatron neck pickup with special "off the books" concoction in the bridge. Weighs in the mid 6 pound range.
Hybrid Hollow 'Houla
Hybrid Hollow, spruce top, Honduran mahogany neck, rosewood board, 25.4" scale, custom shop Duncan lipsticks used in a highly unusual manner, African blackwood trem block and saddles with turned bone inserts, documented legal ivory nut, completely non-strat 5 way ( 7 way if you are old school) switch plus my H.A.D. circuit variant. 5 pounds even, balanced not neck heavy, mother of pearl dots and shades inlay. Small....basically covers a ton of old chess records type of tones, plus Billy Butler, some p90 175 era Jim Hall type leanings and early B.B King.
Lightweight swamp ash, flamed myrtle top, blackwood board on straight grained white korina, tiltback head, blackwood knobs, gold hardware 24.6 scale. Lollar lap steel bridge pickup.
The guitar is a pretty big rethinking of trad Strat type things. the change of scale combined with the balancing of that with the wood choices and the focus of the added myrtle cap, the thicker fingerboard, and the mid focus of the bridge pickup coupled in the new wiring all work together to give something unique and defined without ditching the familiar tonal choices. the real trick is doing in a way that still sounds "old".
Flamed Oregon Myrtle Top Fatline, lightweight Mahogany, maple/rosewood neck, naked board, High Clarity Humbuckers.
Custom One-Off Offset
Western red cedar body, mesquite fingerboard "true" flamed maple neck (bbq), 25.4 scale, phat staples, black dog middle single
Custom Wood Tele Ashtray Bridge
Tuxedo T-Bird Special
24.6" scale Flamed Korina, Flamed Maple. "Albert" as dubbed by it's owner for it's Albert King like quality.