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)

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.

Sporting a One Piece with a Bigsby

This Tele is oozing tone from the one piece swamp ash body and SD mini humbucker. Finished in clear nitro to expose this Tele’s inner beauty, the look would not be complete without a B5 Bigsby Trem Kit. If you like natural beauty, vintage tone, and Bigsbys then this is the look for you. Contact me today for a looker like this since this one is en route to a guitar brother in Israel. Depending on pickup and neck options, you can get into a sweet ride like this starting at $1450. Holler at me.

Route 66 Tele Relic


When Boris Garcia‘s Bob Stirner sought out to put together a 66 Tele Relic, he contact me to provide a authentic looking Tele body that was full of mojo and vintage vibe. Bob made the right choice, now it’s your turn ;-)

Bodies Across the Pond!

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I was commissioned to do the finishing work on a couple of bodies for a customer in Singapore. They wanted a natural looking double bound body ala Albert King and an olympic white Strat body. I sprayed them with nitro and aged them per the customer’s specs. If you are looking for a custom body or a custom finish contact me.

The Butcher

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Well, I got an exciting email from guitar extraordinaire Jon Butcher wanting to know if I would do some work on one of his guitars. Since I had been a fan of his from the “If Wishes Were Horses” days, I clamored at the opportunity to do some work for Jon. He sent me a “newer” 2 Tone Strat that he wanted meticulously aged to mimic the look and feel of a 57′ Strat. After much work and experimentation fussing with the factory poly finish, I was able to yield some results Jon loved. Be sure to check him out online www.jonbutcher.com and check out his current project Farren Butcher Incorporated (FBI)

Southpaw Esquire

Mark Goodman of Teazer fame and of the Southern Ohio Guitar Show wanted his lefty Esquire to be given the relic treatment by yours truly. Mark is a top notch guitarist and collector and knows what he wants. Therefore the pressure was on. I am proud to report he was quite pleased with finish work. A super cool guitar for a super cool guy.

If you need some finish work done on your guitar, contact me.

Blackened Strat

I was commissioned to finish a hardtail Strat body for a customer. I custom ordered the body from my supplier in California. It started as an Ash body with a swimming pool rout, drilled for a string thru hardtail bridge. It was finished in a black nitro lacquer finish then aged to perfection like a fine wine.

This Lefty Looks Right – Lefty Tele Maintenance and Relic

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Local lefty player and guitar enthusiast Mark Goodman, founder of the Southern Ohio Guitar Show, called me to tweak this lefty tele. The neck had the nut replaced, the frets leveled, the fret edges filed, and edges rolled. While I was at it I added a little extra relic treatment to the body, even though it had a good start already :-) This guitar is a real player now!

Feel free to contact me if you need repair work done on your guitar.