Workshop Blog

A little taste of what’s going on in the woodshed.

 22/10/17 Necks and then more necks.

 

 The next batch of necks macinned today. Glue up starts tomorrow.

 9/10/17 Necks and then more necks.

 

 

 9/10/17 Work progress on the next batch of Kompakt 6/7 guitars.

 The full batch now ready to have the necks carved and body contours done.

The Sappy Cocobolo topped guitar cannot be shipped outside the EU due to the new CITES regulations.

 

 20/9/17 Work progress on the next batch of Kompakt 6/7 guitars.

 

 Two from the current batch have now been reserved. 

The remaining guitars are below.

The Sappy Cocobolo topped guitar cannot be shipped outside the EU due to the new CITES regulations.

 

 20/8/17 Work progress.

Working on a batch of Reiver necks. Bodies will hopefully be done in the next few weeks.

 Last of the current batch.

Kompakt 7.

The top can be stained. The white will take colour the black will just stay black. So opens up some interesting possibilities.

Igneous II pickups are destined for this build along with the Tone Lifter active circuit.

Available.

 13/8/17 TKO Modern stock build.

Quilt Maple top with White Limba body. 5 piece Maple/White Limba 24 fret neck.

Available.

 13/8/17 No6 in the next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars.

Any of these guitars can be reserved with a deposit. Still many aspects of the build to be decided. 

Necks pictured are my choices which again can be changed.

Myrtle top with White Limba body. Maple/Mahogany neck.

Available.

 13/8/17 No5 in the next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars.

Any of these guitars can be reserved with a deposit. Still many aspects of the build to be decided. 

Necks pictured are my choices which again can be changed.

Tasmanian Musk (very rare) top Swamp Ash body Flame Eucalyptus and Wenge neck

Available.

 13/8/17 No4 in the next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars.

Any of these guitars can be reserved with a deposit. Still many aspects of the build to be decided. 

Necks pictured are my choices which again can be changed.

Quilt Maple top with Swamp Ash body . Flame Eucalyptus and Padauk neck

Available.

 13/8/17 No3 in the next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars.

Any of these guitars can be reserved with a deposit. Still many aspects of the build to be decided. 

Necks pictured are my choices which again can be changed.

Sappy Cocobolo top with Black Limba body. Flame Euclyptus and Wenge neck

Available.

 13/8/17 No2 in the next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars.

Any of these guitars can be reserved with a deposit. Still many aspects of the build to be decided. 

Necks pictured are my choices which again can be changed.

Quilt Maple top with White Limba body. Flame Eucalyptus/White Limba neck

Avilable.

 13/8/17 No1 in the next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars.

Any of these guitars can be reserved with a deposit. Still many aspects of the build to be decided. 

Necks pictured are my choices which again can be changed.

One piece Black Limba body with one piece Okoumu top. Maple/Mahogany neck.

SOLD.

 11/8/17 Tchib 6

Just waiting for the string trees to arrive and this one will be good to go.

 10/8/17 TKO Classic.

Not too far away from final assembly.

 1/8/17 Kompakt 6

First Kompakt in this batch to be sold.

One piece Black Limba body with One piece Okoume top. Paired with a Mahogany/Maple neck and Acrylic Impregnated Birdseye Maple board.

Passive with Igneous II pickups.

27/7/17 Kompakt 6.

Kompakt number 6

White Limba and Myrtle.

27/7/17 Kompakt 6.

Kompakt number 5 

Swamp Ash and Quilt Maple.

26/7/17 Tchib 6.

Getting closer to being finished a Tchib 6 in the limited run of Black Limba guitars.In the spray booth 3 Reivers and a TKO Classic. Should satrt to put them togther in around a fortnight.

25/7/17 Spraying today.

In the spray booth 3 Reivers and a TKO Classic. Should satrt to put them togther in around a fortnight.

25/7/17 Kompakt 6 Stock Build.

Next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars is underway. Available to buy or secure with a deposit at any point during the construction.

Swamp Ash body with a Tasmanian Musk top.

21/7/17 Kompakt 6 Stock Build.

Next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars is underway. Available to buy or secure with a deposit at any point during the construction.

Onepiece Black Limba body with a one piece Okoume top.

21/7/17 Kompakt 6 Stock Build.

Next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars is underway. Available to buy or secure with a deposit at any point during the construction.

White Limba body with Quilt Maple top.

21/7/17 Kompakt 6 Stock Build.

Next batch of Kompakt 6 guitars is underway. Available to buy or secure with a deposit at any point during the construction.

Black Limba body with a Sappy Cocobolo top. 

20/7017 TKO Classic in the Black Limba run.

20/7/17 Working on a batch of Reivers including a couple of trem versions.

13/7/17.  Working on a batch of Reivers including a couple of trem versions.

7/7/17 Stock Tchib 6 wood work complete.

In to finishing with this guitar next week.

16/6/17 Stock TKO Classic

Next up in this limited run of Black Limba guitars.

24 fret with Ebony board.

16/6/17 Tchib

First of the limited run of Black Limba based guitars.

2/6/17 Second hand Kompakt 6 avilable.

28/4/17

TKO Classic for Steve Murphy moving along.

28/4/17

Selection of fingerboards that will be used on the Black Limba limited run.

Also a mock up of a TKO MKI.

28/4/17

TKO MKI 6 . Part of the limited run of guitars.

27/4/17

New TKO MKII..

26/4/17

First of a limited run.

16/3/17

Some build progess shots of two Kompakt builds.

Kompakt 6 with Koa top and Wenge accent on to Alder.

Kompakt 7 with Fractal top on to Swamp Ash.

28/4/17

TKO Classic for Steve Murphy moving along.

28/4/17

Selection of fingerboards that will be used on the Black Limba limited run.

Also a mock up of a TKO MKI.

28/4/17

TKO MKI 6 . Part of the limited run of guitars.

27/4/17

New TKO MKII..

26/4/17

First of a limited run.

16/3/17

Some build progess shots of two Kompakt builds.

Kompakt 6 with Koa top and Wenge accent on to Alder.

Kompakt 7 with Fractal top on to Swamp Ash.

8/2/17

Reiver 24 getting close to finished. This will be at the Birmingham Guitar Show all being well.

8/2/17

My own TKO getting closer to being finished.

11/1/17

Second Krell guitar in Swamp Ash. Question is do I leave it natural or add a colour to it, tricky one.

10/1/17

The Krell guitar derived from the Krell bass and the starting point for the Kompakt headless. Started work on a few of them for the Birmingham Guitar Show.

This one has a Calico Padaul top with a Limba body.

9/1/17

With the prototype nearly done and with a few tweaks made I have moved on to the first production version of my Tele inspired model which will go by the name TKO.

8/1/17

Kompakt 6 on the bench. This one will be going to NAMM with me and will be for sale when I get back from the USA.

27/12/16

So with being on holiday I can take some time to persue some pet projects, This Tele inspired guitar being one of them.I have been a long time fan of the Tele and have built a few tweaked versions over the years infact the first guitar I every built was a Tele. However much as I like them I don’t wnat to be building someone elses design so this is my take on a Tele.

27/12/16