Guitar Gallery

13118- Abbey Road Deluxe

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

A slight variation on the Abbey Road concept with binding to headstock and fretboard and a Bigsby B11, and only a single volume and tone control.

The pickups are the usual Brierley B90s, using cream surrounds rather than the usual black.

13018- Stuart’s Abbey Road

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Stuart has built a red Abbey Road with Bigsby with me over a period of several weeks and the outcome has been most satisfying for both of us.

The specs are as for previous Abbey Roads and I now use high quality birch ply to construct the body and of course, Mick Brierley’s B90 single coil pickups.

12917- Abbey Road Bass

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Using the same sized body but a full 34″ scale, the Abbey Road bass is of fully hollow construction.

The timber used is as for the Abbey Road Hollow Body- birch laminate for the back and sides and plantation grown mahogany for the neck which is carbon fibre- reinforced, with Macassar ebony for the fret board.

The pickups used in this bass were specifically made by Mick Brierley using a conventional sized humbucker cover and baseplate with four slugs instead of the usual six.

12617- Lachlan’s Abbey Road.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A very special Abbey road, with Bigsby.

Lachlan built his own 40th birthday present over about 4 weeks.

12316-Blue Abbey Road

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

This Abbey Road was built with me over a period of exactly two months, starting February 23, 2016 and the guitar was completed on April 23, 2016.

12215- James’s Abbey Road

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Started in September 2015, it’s taken James a few months to make his own Abbey Road guitar, under my instruction.

The end result is just wonderful, with no indication whatsoever that the maker is only 14 years old…

Because James really liked the sound produced by Errol’s Abbey Road- Serial Number 12015 – we’ve again fitted Tonerider Rebel p90 pickups rather than the usual Brierleys.

12115- David’s BYO Abbey Road.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Identical to the first Abbey Road but painted red and fitted with Mick Brierley’s B90 pickups.

I must also acknowledge that David helped me refine both the design and production methods for this guitar…

12015- The first Abbey Road

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Based on the “fabled” 330 (pictured), the Abbey Road is an almost-faithful reconstruction but with some minor changes, notably a 25″ scale length, instead of 24 3/4″, the neck/body join is at the 19th fret rather than the 16th of the original and totally hollow construction with a sound post directly under the bridge.

The Abbey Road is of pressed laminate construction based on the Gibson 330/ Epiphone Casino profile and dimensions and uses locally sourced luan ply. The neck is mahogany and the fretboard is macassar ebony.

The body has three ply white/black/white binding but no binding to the neck, and a sunburst finish at the request of the purchaser.

The first Abbey Road is fitted with Tonerider Rebel 90 P90 pickups and has no scratch plate.

This guitar has been made for our friend Errol…

11915- prototype Abbey Road

Friday, January 29th, 2016