Guitar Gallery

12416- Vinci’s Goldmaster

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

For Vinci’s third Richards guitar, he wanted something a bit different- a Strat shaped mahogany body with a maple Radiomaster neck, with relic-ed hardware, a cream scratchplate and a black -over -sunburst paint job also suitably relic-ed…

The guitar was fitted with a pair of suitably distressed Brierley B90 single coil pickups.

70: – 70 0804- The “SRG” Strat for John Sullivan (2004)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Made to John Sullivan’s specifications, made of Southern Swamp Ash with maple neck and striped ebony fret board. The guitar has a glued in neck and is of similar construction to Richard Kornas’s “Mudflapocaster”. The machine heads are Gotoh traditional Strat type with “Magnum Lock”. Pickups are Kinman pickups, purchased by John. Timber, hardware and labour were provided in exchange for John’s locking system Japanese Strat. The guitar is finished in Tobacco Sunburst. “JBS” is inlaid at the twelfth fret position in mother-of-pearl. After some four years of constant use, there has been no movement in the neck whatsoever.

40: – 40/ 10 1997 – The Figured Maple Red Strat

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

This is a Strat-shaped guitar, built entirely from highly figured Canadian Broad Leaf maple. The Strat is fitted with Fender Texas Special pickups and uses a Wilkinson bridge with Graphtec saddles and nut, and Gotoh machineheads.

The guitar was built as a demonstration instrument, but was  sold to Alastair Ford, from Sydney, who was at that time working for Song Zu, Les Gock’s film and television music company.

Al found the neck to be too flexible- a function of the flamed maple- and traded it back to me when he had #58 made for him.

It was subsequently bought by Olly Parnaby and he used it for some years in “our” band..

Fourteen years after it was made, it was returned to my workshop for refretting. All else is ok…well used, but fine. And now it’s being passed on to Olly’s son Rick  (Paperhouse, Black Hill Five).

33: (1996)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

This guitar was designed by David Akell and had been under construction for several years. The neck was made in 1994 and has pyramid inlays in pearl. The body made some time after, is mahogany in superStrat style. The guitar was assembled in 1996 and was painted in 1997 and fitted with Seymour Duncan pickups some time after that again.

7: Al’s Strat (1992)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


American ash body with maple neck and fret board, Lace Sensor pickups, Mica Red metallic acrylic finish. The best instrument built so far, it exhibited classic Strat sound and feel.This instrument was built for Alastair Ford of Canberra.

5: Mini Strat (1991)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

A short scale mini-Strat made for a very young Kiernan Cummins.