Guitar Gallery

13118- Abbey Road Deluxe

May 19th, 2018

A slight variation on the Abbey Road concept with binding to headstock and fretboard and a Bigsby B11.

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

13018- Stuart’s Abbey Road

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

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.

12817- Olivia’s guitar

September 22nd, 2017

This RGa 35 model guitar was made for granddaughter Olivia’s 18th birthday.

The top is torrefied spruce that has been lightly braced and the back and sides are plantation-grown mahogany, finished in untinted clear and fitted with a K&K Pure pickup.

The guitar is very light, with lovely tone and surprising volume…

12717- Lyndon’s classical

July 28th, 2017

This classical guitar was built for Lyndon to replace his very old Maton classical that I’ve repaired a number of times.

The new guitar has a torrefied spruce top and the back and sides are Indian rosewood that has been in my stock of timber for well over twenty years.

The guitar is fitted with a K&K Pure Classical pickup system.

The guitar has been built so that it is light and hopefully resonant and but I’m yet to be convinced that the torrefied wood provides the benefits of the propaganda. Whilst it sounds good, I was hoping for a better outcome. However, the pickup system delivers a really good sounding instrument and it will be played through Lyndon’s amp system often as not…

I have inlaid a paua shell sound hole rosette and a similar but much smaller fretboard inlay as I inlaid in the harp guitar- 11414- also made for Lyndon a couple of years ago.

The machine heads are Grover classicals.

12617- Lachlan’s Abbey Road.

July 17th, 2017

A very special Abbey road, with Bigsby.

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

12517- David’s BYO acoustic guitar

July 17th, 2017

David built himself an RGa-35, using a sitka spruce top and Macassar ebony back and sides, with a herringbone sound hole inlay and herringbone and rosewood binding.

The guitar is also fitted with a K&K Pure pickup.

12416- Vinci’s Goldmaster

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.

12316-Lindsay’s Abbey Road

April 23rd, 2016

Lindsay built this Abbey Road 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

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.