Spalted Beech top and ‘Skinny mids’ pickups

Well its been clean up day and checking that the specifications are correct on this guitar and as required for the model. Had a few inquiries about this guitar but unfortunately it has an owner now 🙂 Just set pickup pole heights on the skinny mid pickups and a general clean to make sure no edges anywhere. Its a chunky guitar not to everyone’s liking. The neck is a nice maple flame with an Ebony fretboard and boat form profile on the neck

There are some tunes on my Instagram page with sound bites from some of the guitars. There is a facebook page and you tube channel too. I will be making more videos soon too.

Spalted beech

The pickups are custom made so called ‘Skinny Scooped Mids’ lots of base and treble but the mid frequencies’ are scooped out so to say. The Tremolo is a Maverik trem, which is the only tremolo for telecaster style bridge pickups. I do not think you retain the telecaster style if you put on a Stratocaster type of tremolo. It just looks odd to me but at the end of the day its about what you like so…..

The body is ash with a 5 mm thick spalted beech top. This is hardened to stop the wood moving. Spalted beech has a tendency to do that and crack if it is not stabilized properly first. The top is then treated with Nitro lacquer and polished. I have only painted the sides, black, and it has black and white pearl bindings front and back. The capacitor in the electric circuit is a 0.02 uF cap and all pots are CTS. If you have any questions mail me at

Published by Filip Solberg

Bespoke built custom guitars in the East Neuk of fife Scotland. We build high quality guitars to exact details of the customer. Pick ups, woods and all hardware are specifically chosen based on tone and play-ability required. We do not have any stock guitars these are built for order only.

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