“Rat Rod”

Artist Series - T

  • Inspiration for this guitar comes from my love of the old Blackguards of the 50's and 60's. I have used hand wound pickups, the neck is a hand wound wide range, its turned out really warm... you never really know what you are going to get with a hand wound pup... just an idea.

  • The bridge pup, also hand wound on A3 magnets works well with the wide range neck giving a little less "Tele Twang" but still remains very "Tele Bridge". 

  • Middle switch with both pickups is punchy, I am pleased with the sound of this... It was hard to achieve a good balance between both pickups but well worth it. The wiring loom is hand made in the UK by David "bucky" Buck.

  • The body is American Alder with an arm contour finished in aged butterscotch Nitro "thin skin" and is fairly light weight for an Alder body, very comfortable in play.

  • The neck is quarter sawn 1pc maple with vintage tall frets and a 10 radius on a C profile rolled board edges, this has been aged / road worn and is finished in super smooth satin nitro with vintage aged tuners and single button tree.

  • The body hardware is roadworn / aged in house.


Neck - Quarter sawn maple vintage tall frets 10 radius C profile 

Tuners - Aged Gotoh Vintage

String Tree - Vintage single button

Nut - TUSQ permanently lubricated

Body - American Alder 2.1 Kilo's fitted with locking strap pins string through body.


Neck - Hand wound wide range humbucker

Bridge - Hand wound Vintage 

Control Panel - Gotoh plate with Chicken head knobs and hand wired

Bridge - Pat pend with brass compensated saddles


Where possible hardware is nickel.

The entire guitar is hand made hand finished with many many hours of love and passion for tone ...look... playability.

The RAT ROD Is supplied with a hard case and a COA to authenticate the build.

I want you to own a guitar that you just don't want to put back in its case and will work with you to achieve the sound and look that's personal to you.


Please contact me for more information on this or any other custom build.

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