Guitar nr 248

Technical specifications

The Neck:
Width at nut: 43 mm
Width at 24th fret: 56 mm
Nr of frets: 24
Scale length: 635 mm (25")
Radius of fretboard: 16"
Saddle: Bone
Inlay: Abalone

The Body:
Width at lower bowl: 310 mm
Length from neckjoint: 390 mm
Thickness: 48mm
Body: Honduran Mahogany, Maple top
Neck: 5pcs maple and wenge
Fretboard: Rosewood
Pickguard: no

Pickups:
Neck: Lundgren humbucker
Bridge: Lundgren humbucker
Hardware: Black
Color: Transparent yellow
Ready at: 2003-12-15
Many years ago I had a dream to make the ultimate guitar possible. No input from any customer, just my own experience and skills. These guitars should be without compromises and no cost limits.

I found some time in the spring 2003 to spend in my workshop to do some experiments with different kinds of neck constructions. I tried different kinds of woods and laminations, just to find out what happened to the tone. Bolt on versus set neck and neckthru.

I have always loved the sound from a bolt on, warm and beautiful. But I also liked the stability of the neckthru. The spectrum of the overtones in a neckthru, make the tone kind of hard and sometimes cold. My goal was to find a neckthru with a warm and brilliant tone.

Finally after listening and knocking on many different neck constructions I found a lamination that worked out better than the others. And when I selected the woods for it, some very old maple and wenge with a dramatic tap tone, it really blew me away.

I shaped the body from an old idea I had. The connection of the upper horn to the neck was just a funny thing in the beginning. When I stringed the guitar and played it, I found that it really increased the feeling of stability and it definitely enhanced the tone. The guitar sang so beautifully from the first time. After I played for an hour or two I realized that this was one of the biggest moment for me as a Luthier!

The song in the guitar was unbelievable. If I played hard, it was so powerful and strong with a brutal attack. If I played soft, it was so sweet and gentle with a beautiful sustain.

This guitar comes with very special handmade pickups. When the guitar was ready to string I listened very carefully to the song from the guitar. Then I talk to my pickup maker about what I found and he make the pickups for me.

It is hard to describe the song from this guitar, it simply must be heard.

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