Eman ‘Vette” Custom SOLD!

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I built this recently as an homage to the Gretsch Corvette. I always liked the funky 2+4 headstock and cool body shape.

As an alternative to the Chinese-built ones of today, here is an all mahogany Made in the USA version!

Pickups are TV Jones Powertrons. 1 meg pots all round, Master Volume, neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume and master tone.

Fretboard is bound ebony with medium jumbo frets and 12″ radius. Neck has a chunky profile, feels fat in your hand. Nut is bone.

Cut down Bigsby and a Towner tension bar. Bridge is a Wilkinson roller.

This is a rock machine!

I can build one to your specs, let me know!




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5 string narrow neck custom bass

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This is a bass I built for myself so I wasn’t too concerned with cosmetics, as a result there are a couple of blemishes in the thin nitro, that said…

It’s fairly lightweight (compared to my Rickenbacker 4003), plays well and sounds great. Bridge pickup is a 1976 Rickenbacker 4001 that I picked up damaged. I had it rewound and it sounds awesome. The neck pickup was just a shell and I had the same guy that rewound the bridge pickup build a humbucker to fit it.

Neck-through construction, mahogany and maple throughout with a couple of walnut stringers for contrast.

Two way truss rod and a pair of carbon fiber rods in the neck enable the neck to be slim and still hold up to the 5 string tension easily.

Pau Ferro fretboard with real abalone fret markers. 16″ radius, medium jumbo frets and 33″ scale. Graphite nut.

Kahler USA Bridge.


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Lightweight EMS red $650 delivered in the USA *SOLD*


This super-lightweight guitar has a paulownia body and a nitro finish.
Three lipstick pickups give you a slightly mellow yet clear Strat-like sound, 5 way switching.
Two point Gotoh/Wilkinson trem, floats nicely. In one of the pics you can see I added a block of ash for the the trem inserts so they don’t move in the softer paulownia.
Allparts licensed Tele neck, slight recontouring and nitro finish with bone nut.
Contoured body for comfort. So light you hardly notice it’s there.

The body is soft and the nitro is thin. Consequently, it’s pretty easy to ding and it’s already picked up a couple, so I’m adjusting the price accordingly.

I will ship internationally but we need to talk about it first if that’s what you want.
Price includes shipping to the contiguous United States in a new case.

I do build variations on this theme, I’m in the process of building a burl topped version with Burns Trisonic pickups. Contact me if you have specific requirements.


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SOLD!. Genuine 60s Gretsch


Genuine 60s Gretsch body made in Brooklyn NY and choc full o’ mojo.

I added the neck as a project a couple of years ago. I recently refinished it in Nitro black. Finish is not perfect of course, but it all adds to the feeling of this great playing guitar. It’s light and well balanced and sounds great. Pickup is a modified (because you can’t get them as a ‘dog ear’) Seymour Duncan P90 “Stack”. There is a three position switch with very different tones and responses. Switch towards the knobs gives you full humbucking almost Gibson PAF tones. Middle position is single coil for a P90 spank. Third is a parallel option which is even brighter than the single coil setting. “No-Load” tone pot, meaning when it’s off, it’s bypassed for true tone.
Limited lifetime warranty!

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By David Gregory

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