Custom Headless #122

Design (provided by client):

Design development:

Installing Grabber Mechanism:

You can see the brass threaded inserts for a secure fit:

Vacuuming the top onto the body:

Top glued on and trimmed to body:

The foot:

Brass inserts for strength and longevity:

Cut to shape:

The neck blank, ebony fretboard and Indian rosewood for the binding:



Bent to the contour bevel:

One-piece bent around the headstock:

Ready for neck setting:

Neck set and ready for lacquer:

Lacquered and ready for assembly:


2011 Custom Headless #122

Body: Black Limba
Neck: Hard rock maple
Top: Quilted Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Binding: Indian rosewood with b/w/b purfling

Scale Length: 28"
Fretboard radius: 12"
Frets: 24 (low-medium)
Nut Width: 1.75" Neck carve reference: To spec
Inlay: Gretsch style on fretboard edge and top

VGER Playing Angle Adjustment System
Finger rest

Pickup: Roland GK-3 pickup and internal preamp
Additional: Sustainer + High output bridge humbucker to drive it
Electronics and Switching: To Spec

Bridge: Hipshot Tremolo
Tuners: Locking Sperzels

Hardware: Nickel
Logo: Pearl
Side dots: Pearl
Finish: Nitrocellulose