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  • Guitar Of The Month - May 2020

    The SwiftGuitar

    I present to you "SwiftGuitar", sometimes shortened to SG ;)

    It's an 'in the style of' Gibson's iconic classic but with a few tweaks along the way.

    I've been building guitars and basses as a hobby for around 7 years: sometimes for my own use; sometimes for friends or fellow band members; once for a Nepalese buddhist who played in heavy metal band; occasionally commissions :)

    This one is for a friend, Matt, and has used mainly wood that I had accumulated over the years and pickups that Matt himself has wound or modified.

    Spec is:

    Timbers: Top -Yew;  Back -Sapele;  Neck - Mahogany & Purpleheart; Fretboard - Ebony; Inlays - Mother of Pearl

    Scale: 24.75"

    Fretwire: Jescar Evo Gold

    Finish: Body - Ronseal Hardglaze Polyurethane Varnish (brushed on); Neck - Danish oil slurry-and-buffed

    Weight: 8lb 6oz

    There is a (long) blow by blow build thread (link below) for anyone in Covid lockdown and who's finally run out of things to do :

    And here it is:











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    • 10

    love it much better looking than mine

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