Guitar nr 245
Width at nut: 41 mm
Width at 24th fret: 56 mm
Nr of frets: 24
Scale length: 635 mm (25")
Radius of fretboard: 10" - 16"
Inlay: Abalone on the left side
Width at lower bowl: 300 mm
Length from neckjoint: 390 mm
Body: Swedish Elm
Neck: Swedish Maple
Neck: Tom Anderson SN2
Middle: Tom Anderson SN1
Bridge: Tom Anderson HN2+
Hardware: Black /Gold
Color: Tobacco Sunburst
Ready at: 2003-11-04
This guitar was made between May and November 2003. The body wood comes
from an old Elm plank that I found in the backyard of a carpenter. He is a good
friend of mine and he gave it too me together with a lot of different planks.
His wife told him to clean up the backyard and lucky me!
The Elmwood ended up in my woodpile inside my workshop to mature. After a few years the tap tone was like a church bell and I knew it was ready. The only thing that bothered me was the boring grain. But what the heck, if I pretend it was nice and made a tobacco sunburst maybe it will be OK. The tap tone was nice so I proceeded.
It was a long time ago I made a guitar with a Floyd Rose system so I decided to go for that. It could make the guitar a little more interesting. I had an old FR tremolo in stock that was black with gold saddles. Maybe it was a little too much but I replaced the knobs on a black set of machine heads to gold just to follow the line. Kind of ugly but so what?!
The neck on this guitar is from a maple plank that I got from the same carpenter. It is about 30 years old and the tap tone matches the body in the most excellent way. The fretboard is from a rosewood that comes from the old Hagstrom factory in Sweden.
For some reason I like the Tom Anderson pickups. Their single coils are made like a P90 with a magnet in the bottom and they sound just great on my guitars. I chose a HN2+ for humbucker and the combination sound wonderful. This guitar has a very low action and yes, it is a screaming and roaring axe, kind of brutal. In a Marshall stack with two cabinets it flies. If you are fast in your fingers, this guitar will not stop you!