The history of the five bodies built in the batch
|Below: The first one to be completed and travelled with me as a demo model
early 2011 more pics and
specs here A very nice guitar, with very similar charcterstics to #11
which I played solid for 3 years in a 60's electric blues revival outfit.
#17 got sold off mid to late 2011. A bit of a wanderer this one and at least owners have had it since me. It came back here for a little set up work at one time and had Brierley B90s in place of the uncovered Brierley VM's I loved so much.
The VM's are such a great solid sounding pickup with great attack and presence. Awesome low end, punching mids and screaming slicing highs. Some call these Mick's Screaming Madness pickups. I have to say though the B90's did not subtract anything from this guitar. Quite a different tone as you would expect but still a scary monster.
|the second one #18 - The Taipan - I use this one as my main stage guitar for much of 2011 and early 2012. I had to let her go as times were tight and the groceries mighty plain so I passed it over to a brilliant young player who was very taken with it.|
|The 3rd - got sold before i could get it finished - off it goes to sydney to an excited first time partscaster builder. Pity in some ways, I had a nice neck made and had things planned out for a nice shaded gloss finish. Again cash precedes the heart.|
|the 4th - "The Mongrel" ended up with the player who bought The Taipan. Mick's famous B90's were used and It turned out every bit as well as I had planned. Very plain treatment with no binding or bling of any kind. Just that amazing looking top.|