Don’t let the minimalist design of the PG601 fool you into thinking it’s a poor cousin. The sheer sophistication of its simplicity is a hint of what lies under the skin of this guitar.
A one piece swamp ash body, East Coast rock maple neck, with our revised headstock design, and an Amazon rosewood finger board combined with 24 Dunlop medium frets. Superb Gotoh hardware and a single Bare Knuckle “Painkiller” pickup give this guitar a massive sound. The contrasting gold of the hardware on the hard black gloss of the body and headstock adds to the chic’ overall appearance. Bridge – Gotoh GTB200G, machineheads are the incomparable Gotoh 501’s and the nut is by Graph Tech. Electrics are from CTS and Switchcraft.
Although this is based on the PG600 series design the customer took the opportunity to make design revisions to the body to suit his own tastes; this is what total custom guitar making is all about.
The Maple top on this guitar just jumped out at me while I was sorting through a pile of timber at David Dyke’s Luthiers Supplies. It really does look like a tropical leaf, hence the green tint. It’s just a pity that the photograph doesn’t do it justice.
This guitar has more mid-range grunt than the 633, as you’d expect from a mahogany body with humbuckers, however, the maple top and neck give it a nice extended top as well.
“The Leaf” has a Brazilian mahogany body with a hand carved flame maple top combined with an American quarter sawn maple neck and an Amazon rosewood finger board carrying 22 frets on a 635mm (25″) scale length. Pickups are Kent Armstrong Alnico PAF at the neck and a Ceramic Hot Rodded Vintage at the bridge, switched through a 3-way selector. The volume control has a high-pass filter.
The finish is nitro-cellulose translucent lacquer tinted pale leaf green. The “faux” binding is in natural flame maple.
The PG600 has been designed primarily as a rock guitar. If you’re into Hendrix, Floyd or Clapton then the PG in 633 format is the machine for you. Materials and construction techniques are geared toward improving sustain and attack without losing the mids and bass. You’ll notice that all the guitars shown have slightly different body carving, neck features and proportions. This is because each guitar is actually built as an individual entity according to the tastes of each customer.
The PG633 pictured (“Black Max”) has a one-piece alder body, quarter sawn American maple neck and ebony fingerboard with 24 frets on a 648mm (25.5″) scale length. It also features a Floyd Rose double locking trem and Kent Armstrong “Tweedtone” pickups switched via a 5-way selector. The volume control has a high-pass filter.
The finish is a nitro-cellulose pearlescent lacquer over black, which gives a deep lustre that changes colour as the guitar moves.