Guitar Gallery

47: – 47 0200 – PRS style semi-solid guitar. (2000)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

number47

The guitar was based on the PRS McArty model and used a glued-in neck and a chambered mahogany and maple-capped body. It was fitted with two PAF Pro pickups with metal covers. It had a single volume and tone with 3-way switch. It was finished in Mirrortone Blue. The guitar was used as a demonstration guitar for a couple of years and was eventually sold through Guitar Emporium in Albert Park in July, 2002.

15: Semi-solid Blackwood guitar for Andrew Harker (1994)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

This guitar was made specifically for Andrew Harker, who replaced me in my band Upfront. It is fitted with three pickups and has diamond pearl markers inlaid into the black ebony fret board.

The guitar still lives in the Ballarat area.

12: Blackwood semi-solid started in 1993. (1994)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

number12

Two Di Marzio PAF Pro pickups, the first of my instruments to be finished in two-pack polyurethane, rather than automotive acrylic. Used in my band for a couple of years and eventually dismantled for parts.

9: First semi-solid (1992)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

number9

Bound semi-solid with a carved myrtle top and back, ash sides and blackwood neck with Gotoh locking system and two Di Marzio Megadrive pickups.

The guitar is very loosely based on a short-lived Fender shape and is tone chambered, as can be seen through the reversed Ricky- style slash…

The neck is bolt on using my favoured stainless steel bolting system.

This guitars was sold through Crossroads Music in Ballarat to Darren Carson of Mt. Gambier, in 1992.

I recently received an email from Barry who had this to say about this guitar…

“I was with a fella named Darren Carson when he bought red semi solid with the reverse sound hole back in the early nineties.

I’d never admit it to him of course but that guitar remains to be one of the best guitars Ive played.”