Instruments for Sale
Pavilion model with a lower bout width of 400mm. The scale length is 650mm.
The back and sides are reclaimed Cuban mahogany, a beautiful wood that is virtually unobtainable 'new'. The sides are laminated with an inner skin of oak. This makes the sides pretty rigid giving firm support to the rim of the soundboard so that energy is not lost into them. The soundboard is sinker redwood recovered from decades in anaerobic conditions at the bottom of a river, the neck reclaimed Honduras mahogany and the bridge and fingerboard English holly. The head veneer and rosette are made from spalted beech. The finish is French polish. The machine heads are by Gotoh 510s
Complete with Hiscox case.
Pavilion Sweep 13
The 13 designation refers to the fret at which the neck and body would join without the cutaway. The significance of this is that the bridge is lower on the soundboard than a 14 fret guitar and closer to the widest part of the lower bout where movement is freer.
The soundboard is European spruce, the back and sides osage orange, the neck reclaimed Honduras mahogany and the fingerboard and bridge English laburnum. The head veneer and rosette are Italian olive wood. The machine heads are made by Schertler. The finish is French polish. It is fitted with a Headway Snake under-saddle pickup and there is a strap button on the heel (not shown in the photos.
This guitar has had some light use and that is reflected in the price. There are some minor marks in the finish and the fingerboard shows some signs of playing.
Complete with Hiscox ProII case
This is my Obelisk model made entirely from reclaimed woods. The body is sapele from a church pew made in 1960, the body cap, fingerboard and head veneer are oak from an old bookcase, and the neck is Honduras mahogany from a shelf. The knobs are bakelite radio knobs. The scale length is 650mm (25.6").
The neck pickup is a TVJones Paul Yandell model, with blades under the top three strings and polepieces under the other three. The bridge pickup is P90 wound by myself. The controls are simple - volume, tone and three way selector switch. The volume and tone knobs are vintage bakelite.
Machine heads are Gotoh 510 minis and the bridge is a Schaller Signum wrapover with very low profile.
The finish is Osmo oil with pigments rubbed into the grain to accentuate it.
Complete with Hiscox hard case.
The body is constructed from thin top and back plates with bent sides, all in yew, with a solid centre block of poplar. The neck is sycamore (acer pseudoplatanus) and the fingerboard and bindings are 5300-year-old bog oak. All the woods are native English ones.
The pickups are P90 design, hand wound by myself and individually voiced for the bridge and neck positions.The machine heads are Gotoh 510s and the bridge is a wrap-around Schaller Signum.
The guitar has a scale length of 650mm (25.6") and a zero fret. The fingerboard has a 12" radius.
The finish is Rubio oil.
Complete with Hiscox hard case.
Classical, lattice braced
This guitar is my standard classical body shape with the circular lower bout and bridge in the centre. The scale length is 660mm. It is latticed brace using only solid wood - no carbon fibre, balsa or plywood as is commonly found in lattice braced instruments. This gives the power of a lattice-braced guitar but with the warmth and woodiness of a traditional fan-brace instrument.
The soundboard is western red cedar, back and sides are reclaimed Indian rosewood and the neck reclaimed Honduras mahogany. The fingerboard is Rocklite, a treated wood substitute for ebony that has greater stability. The bridge is Indian rosewood.
Complete with Hiscox ProII case.