Ash Electric Guitar
Added on February 22, 2010
We recently saw Rick’s incredible first-time effort at building a classical acoustic guitar: Birth of a Guitar. Now here’s something on the other side of the spectrum: an electric guitar! The details on this thing are incredible and the pyrography is so cool. Let’s hear what Trevor has to say:
Maybe you will find this interesting Marc, it’s the Steve Vai/Paul Gilbert type guitar I made for my son when he played with Paul Gilbert on one of his visits to the UK. It’s Ash with a Maple neck, scarf jointed at the headstock with an Ebony fingerboard and Birds Eye Maple headstock veneer and rosewood truss rod cover very fiddly mother of pearl shell inlays at the 12th fret. Apologies to all you Americans for the artwork, Chris is really interested in the Native American culture so I customized the body with a little pyrography (I don’t have the correct tools so I used my soldering iron, effective but lacks finesse). It plays well, sounds OK and Paul Gilbert was impressed.