All posts tagged building guitars

Upgrading an Epiphone Les Paul – Pt.2

Epiphone Les Paul Custom upgrade. Custom guitar & handwound pickups. Upgrading an Epiphone Les Paul.

Inside the electric guitar pt.1

Inside the electric guitar pt.1. The Parts List.

Upgrading an Epiphone Les Paul – Pt.1

Epiphone Les Paul Custom upgrade. Custom guitar & handwound pickups. Upgrading an Epiphone Les Paul.

Introducing “This Year’s Model” – Custom Jazzmaster

Introducing “This Year’s Model”, a Jazzmaster guitar from The Creamery

The Creamery Blackguard 2 – Based on a ’72 Custom Tele

The Creamery Custom Telecaster Guitars – Blackguard 2 – Based on a ’72 Custom Tele

Three Pickup Mahogany Telecaster – v.2

The original cream coloured P90 covers are now black and the middle/neck position now wired in series.

The Blackguard Series pt.1 – The First Three

Quick progress update. Here are the first three guitars from the Blackguard series – 6 guitars crafted from 30yr old pine. A jazzmaster style with custom handwound H-cover humbuckers, a Standard telecaster and a Tele Custom style, both with sets of my handwound pickups.

Three Pickup Mahogany Telecaster

Not the best looking guitar in town due to the three pickup configuration and cream P90 covers (which I’m changing to black) but the sounds you can coax from this guitar are just sweet. The heavier gauge strings, coupled with a one piece heavy mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard and fatter sounding P90 pickups rather than tele/strat types give this guitar a real warmth.

The Creamery – Custom Guitar Headstock Design

Just a quick post – Here’s a closeup pic of the headstock design. After playing around with more a few more sharper versions I finally settled on this curved variation on the traditional format.

Each headstock will have the logo, guitar name, serial number and the date on which each guitar was crafted.

Blackguard One – Custom Humbucker Specs.

Humbucker Tech. Specs. Magnets: Alnico 5 Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel Lead Wire: Vintage Braided Neck Approx. Winds: Pole 4200 / Screw 4915 Neck Output: 6.7k Bridge Approx. Winds: Pole 3718 / Screw 3412 Neck Output: 8.0k Balanced mids, snappy lows and a top-end with room to breath. The Alnico magnet is brighter sounding than […]