Nashville Tommy’s Telemaster

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Tommy K contacted me to discuss his needs/wants for a new guitar to couple with his new studio gig in Nashville. The result is this Telemaster styled guitar with JM bridge and trem. The variety of tones accessible with the Lollar Special T pickups is amazing. Roll back the tone on the neck pickup for soft jazzy tones and run it all wide open on the bridge pickup for all out raunch. A beautifully aged Olympic white body is complimented by a tortoise style guard. She plays as good as she looks! I have made many “one off” guitars for customers looking for something unique. If you want to stand out and be heard, contact me for a quote.

The New Signature Outlaw

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If you are the kind of player that enjoys the basics, worn blue jeans, broken in sneakers and your favorite hat, then you will love the Outlaw guitar. An oiled finish on a ruggedly handsome body, single P90 with Russian PIO cap, real vintage license plate pickguard and stoptail bridge. While you can play anything you want on her, I think she oozes Blues Rock tones effortlessly. I can do these with any vintage state license plate you want*

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*(License plates ubject to availability)

Worship Surf and Turf

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Jared Spates from Church of the Highlands contacted me about crafting him a Custom Jazzmaster styled guitar to forge new sonic territories in worship. Don’t let the surfer green finish fool you, this bad boy has some meaty tones, thanks in part to the Lollar Pickups. The Mastery Bridge is not just aesthetically pleasing to look at, it is a modern piece of art crafted with precision, and IMHO an essential piece of hardware for tuning stability of a Jazzmaster styled guitar. The matching painted headstock is eye candy for the danish oiled neck that Jared loves the feel of. When a guitar looks great, that’s one thing, when it feels and sounds great too, then it must be a Danny Hines guitar.

Irish Lefty La Cab

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When Shawn the Murph contacted me, he conveyed his displeasure with the options in guitarland from a “lefty” perspective. In comes Danny Hines Guitars to the rescue! This absolutely stunning guitar makes many a right hander jealous. As a matter of fact there has been an outbreak of rabid photos from right handed guitarists worldwide taking photos with their prized jewels in front of bathroom mirrors to replicate the same look… TV Jones Classics really bring out the girth of tone in this beauty. Top routed La Cabs are becoming quite popular in the shop. Feel free to contact about getting yours started today.

UK Custom Autumn Burst

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This custom Tele shipped to my mate Gary in the jolly ole’ UK. The beautiful one piece birdseye neck looks stellar with the aged amber clears on this autumn burst alder body and plays like a dream. My custom guitars now come standard loaded with Lollar Pickups. This one is loaded with a Special T in the bridge and a Mini Humbucker in the neck. The tones are absolutely fantastic! When you get done drooling on yourself, feel free to contact me about building one for you ;-)

Hey Old Chap…The Smithton T

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Well pleased to meet you, hope you get my name…The Smithton T, the first handmade production guitar from my shop. Named after a gentleman that truly loved music and has been an inspiration to several generations.

The Smithton T has a one piece swamp ash body that features a tummy cut, with a 1 piece flamed maple top. The 1 piece aged maple neck has a compound radius (10″-16″) for unparalleled playability. This model shown has some prototype pickups custom wound for me by Jeff Callaham. The P90 is warm, smooth and buttery and rounds out the tonal arsenal with the 10K bridge pickup. Currently Lollar pickups are standard equipment for the Smithton T and custom builds unless otherwise specified. Prices for custom Smithton T models, begin at $1250.

Diet Tele? A Very Active Thinline

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I decided to try something different in the shop and build a a Thinline Tele. I figured I would commemorate my challenge by outfitting it with EMG-T pickups and install a flamed maple top. I spent some “test” time with this guitar and was rather surprised with the tones I was getting. The bridge handled Rock rather well. Nice light relic vibe and the flame top looks sexy too! I enjoy making guitars that are off the beaten path. If you have a custom guitar in mind, contact me, I would be glad to build it and make it a reality.

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A Borracha Inspired Jazzy La Cab

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Pure and simple, this is a Rock and Roll guitar! The body is made from a solid piece of swamp ash. The powerful tones from the TV Jones Powertron Plus are a lead player’s dream. Equipped with a push pull pot for on demand Cocked Wah tones expand this guitar’s tonal possibilities. The Tune-o-matic bridge is recessed into the a body to keep the action low and still play nicely with the Bigsby. Looking for a guitar that doesn’t exist contact me. Gassing for that $3000 guitar and your wife says your budget is only $1500? It can be done ;-)

Heavy Relic Strat Bodies

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Like it heavy? If you like it half nitro and half wood I can do it for you. If you are looking for something specific send me some photo references. Swamp ash and Alder Nitro relic’d bodies start at $250.

Ole Blue Trash Top

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This Blue Denim Bombshell is the beginning of things to come. Featuring a handcrafted Sugar Pine body and a bookmatched flame maple top, this “hybrid also features a flamey Strat style neck to round out her looks. The pickups are the Gretsch HS filtertrons that translate tonal clarity. The Intonatable Pigtail Wraparound Bridge keeps her well in tune. This is an experimental guitar, best suited for an experimental player. Look for more Flamed Top masterpieces to begin coming out of the shop. If you custom order one, then you can ensure that it will be to your spec. Become one with your guitar…you know you are a conduit of creativity ;-)

Lee in Florida recently purchased this guitar to better express his musical self.

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