Guitar Gallery

11514- The Blade

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

This minimalist guitar was made for Brendan from Sydney, who sent me detailed drawings as well as a 3D view of the shape that he wanted…

Construction is a single piece of African mahogany shaped according to the drawings, Schaller bridge, Steinberger tuners and GFS mini humbucking pickups and a Steinberger fold-out leg.

20: The Cornflakes Guitar. (1995)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

number20
Basic construction and hardware, it was initially sold through a local music shop for $400 to a local heavy metal band. It was later traded at Fretted Instruments who sold it on to a German guitar collecter.

In 2011, I received this email:-

I’m always delighted to hear where my guitars end up…

10: “Gutless Wonder” (1994)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

number10

Made for Adam Flint, Bendigo, as a means of demonstrating pickups before installation in a customer’s own guitar.

I invented a sliding “carriage” that a pickup could be mounted into and the rails that the carriage clipped onto connected the pickup to the guitar’s controls. I  thought that this was really groundbreaking but it seems that several manufacturers had already tried this, and then abandoned the idea…