Custom 7-string Guitars

Like it heavy? This 7 string is a monster. I built this for Tom Johnson, a few years ago now. He uses it through a Line Six XT Pro and a Peavey Ultra Tube. The amp has been tweaked with a little help in the tube selection department from Derek at Watford Valves. The original “Sheffield” speaker has been moved into the extension cab to make way for a Celestion Century in the combo. The combined sound is phenomenal.

Tom is in Brighton but sometimes, when the wind is in the right direction I swear I can hear him here in Leigh. Check it out for yourself – listen to Tom in action with his band Macian

This 702 has a Basswood body, quarter sawn American maple neck and Amazon rosewood fingerboard. The 24 jumbo frets are on a 25.5″ scale length. Pickups are DiMarzio Blaze. The headstock is reinforced with a 3mm thick African Ebony veneer and carries Gotoh mini machines. The bridge saddles are hand made from EN2 medium carbon steel.

This is basically a PG 732F but the headstock has been made to the customers design. The neck profile has also been fine tuned to give the customer exactly what he wanted; to the extent that he was actually with me in the workshop during the last few minor tweaks to give detailed guidance on what was required.

The body is Basswood with a 6mm Flame Maple cap. The neck is Canadian quarter sawn satin finished Maple with an ebony fingerboard carrying 24 stainless jumbo frets on a 25.5″ scale length. The fingerboard is scalloped between the 17th and 24th frets and has 2mm mother of pearl side marks to match the offset mother of pearl position dots.

The hardware includes Gotoh machine heads, a TRS-7 Pro double locking trem, blue pearl topped Q Parts knobs and a metal tipped LP style selector switch.

Pickups are DiMarzio Evolution 7 at the bridge and a DiMarzio Blaze at the neck. Both Pickups are coil tapped via pull push switches on the tone and volume controls giving a good range of pickup selection options and making the guitar very versatile.

The Whale Blue colour burst finish goes out to solid black at the edges and Midnight Blue on the back with carbon fibre effect covers for the controls and trem.

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