Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by BeeTL, Aug 13, 2011.
So, here are the next five coming together, and a gallery shot:
Joe Sanders dropped by to demo the new guitars.
I didn't know there would be photos...wishing I had tidied up a bit!
Another shot from Joe Sanders' visit, this time with the red Fireluxe NR.
This guitar is currently fitted with Fralin high-output humbuckers and coil splitting Bourns 500K volume and tone pots.
It's possible this might be the coolest picture ever.
I've known these two guys since...forever.
This is the first time we have hung out and jammed.
Just one of those things.
I know some folks were losing sleep over the seeming lack of basses in my current production run.
Have no fear, another first.
Satin white with matching neck and headstock face and faux binding on the body.
I'm looking forward to the Orlando International Guitar and Music Expo this weekend.
I'll be showing eight guitars and two basses.
Awesome Brad! Can't wait to hear about it (and I am sure see a few pictures)! Good luck with the show!
Thanks, it was a great show!
I sold a 32" scale Primaluxe and got a ton of positive feedback on my new guitar builds.
I'll post up pics soon.
In the meantime, I'm setting up a clear Primaluxe pickguard with the new Wilson Van graphic.
It should be a great show tonight!
I've got some construction photos in the DSLR, but in the meantime, here are a few quick cell phone shots of the recently completed builds.
First up, a Teeluxe VI, a Chromasonic IV, and a Comboluxe VI.
The Llama LIVES!
These have been in development since last August.
My 32" scale conversion necks have been very popular, and every time I had a finished neck on hand for my own use, it sold.
With that in mind, I decided to build a batch of ten and offer them "ready to install" with a nut and Hipshot licensed Ultralite machines.
These are maple with rosewood fretboard, MOP face dots, and are available in 1.5" and 1.625" nut width.
Going forward, all conversion necks will have a logo and serial number.
This batch of 32" scale conversion necks will be offered ready-to-install and will include a nut, string tree, Hipshot Ultralite Import Clover machines in shiny chrome, and threaded steel inserts with 8-32 stainless machine screws vs. wood screws to mount the neck.
These are maple with rosewood fretboard, MOP face dots, carbon fiber reinforcement rods, bullet truss rod adjustment, and are available in 1.5" and 1.625" nut width.
Street price on these will be $600 plus shipping.
Another cell phone collage of the recently completed builds.
Next up, a Chromasonic VI, a Teeluxe VI, and a Comboluxe VI.
The latest cell phone collage includes two Fireluxe NRs and a Chromasonic VI.
I don't think I ever posted this shot of Bill on stage with Primaluxe #001.
I always get a kick out of seeing one of my instruments up on stage.
I'm a little out of sequence here, but here are the guts of all those guitars:
Here are the last four being assembled:
Again, a bit out of order, here's a shot from the Orlando Guitar Expo in January.
My buddy Carl showed up and walked away with my personal player, the 32" scale Primaluxe built with the last Black Mighty Mite P body...ever.
My daughters helped me staff the booth.
I still like the looks of those comboluxe models. Are you still doing any of the custom artwork on them?
I hope to get back to the artwork later this year.
My plan is to work up a few different designs and offer them as finish options on the bodies.
I have a few prototype laminated 2 x 4 SPF bodies that will get painted with art, mounted, and framed.
It will be interesting to see how well the new work is received.
Good, I was hoping that you would keep that up! Someday Oleana is going to need another sibling!