Guitar nr 286
Width at nut: 43 mm
Width at 24th fret: 56 mm
Nr of frets: 24
Scale length: 635 mm (25")
Radius of fretboard: 10" - 16"
Inlay: Abalon dots dots at the left side
Width at lower bowl: 300 mm
Length from neckjoint: 390 mm
Body: Mahogany/Quilted maple, Hollow
Fretboard: Pau Ferro
Neck: Lundgren Tele90
Bridge: Lundgren Heaven 57
Color: Transparent Yellow
Ready at: 2012-05-17
Price: 28 900 SEK incl. tax and Hard case
I made this guitar in springtime 2012. I had a nice piece of Honduran mahogany that was
so dry and mature that the tap tone totally blew me away. I decided to do a hollow body
with a nice masterpiece of quilted maple top. The maple top increased the tap tone and
opened up an interesting bottom. Now I needed to find a neck that could handle this
I tested a few in maples and one in oak that I have in stock, but I needed something more dense and heavy. There was a piece of bubinga in the stock pile that was very old. I got it from an old carpenter in Motala and it has been in his stock pile since the 50's. The tap tone was like a big and dark church bell. So I made a neck of this bubinga and put a Pao Ferro fretboard on and fretted it with medium high frets.
When I put it together and stringed it with 011-052 strings the first string pull knocked me out. There was a song from heaven. I played it the whole evening and it made me so happy. In neck position I chose Lundgren Tele 90, a P90 in tele neck style. The magnets are underneath the poles and it is so fat and brilliant in tone, perfect for this guitar. In bridge position I chose Lundgren Heaven 57, an incredible humbucker that pick up the great song from this guitar in the absolute best way possible. Of course I have the special braid cable in this guitar to connect the pickups to the output jack.
This guitar is really one of a kind. The maple top really takes your breath away, but the song from the guitar is what you will remember, for a long time. It is different, matured like an old wine. The guitar cans whisper like a moon shadow or roar like a frustrated Lion. When you're onstage with this baby, you will be heard. The song from this guitar will touch everybody in the audience, and they will remember the song from the guitar for a long time.