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So….you need a Custom Guitar? The question then becomes-How Custom do you need it?

So….you need a Custom Guitar? The question then becomes-How Custom do you need it?

One of my favorite guitar players and all around great guy, Greg Dalton, needed a very custom guitar. Therefore,  we worked on it together to build in everything he’d need onstage at “Legends in Concert”. This was the result:

Our Haywire Custom Double Cutaway Modification Guitar Specs:  Classic Body shape– extra light (3 lb. body) added plus hole re-routs sand and prep add gloss finish. Next we add Duncan Humbucker pickups, all chrome hardware, very custom 6 way wiring. Also included a Floyd Rose Tremolo. Furthermore, we applied satin lacquer to the neck and final sanded in 3000 grit pads after finish applied. We then installed the Haywire Custom Shop designed  Warmoth Pro: 25-1/2” scale neck. It was a ‘59 round back  profile plus large 6100 Stainless Steel frets. Because it was a wide neck, an R-5 locking nut and string bar for added sustain plus pro action setup.

We moved the front jack to the side and added a  Neutrik locking style input for cable security. Then we had space on the top to place the football style custom built black cover.  with coil tap switch installed for easy access to tap the coils on both pickups.  Added also was a new black trem plate to match pick guard. So far a very custom guitar.

A coil tap switch activates and de-activates the “outside or inside poles” on the Humbuckers. The normal 5 way lever switch was not used but instead we chose a Gibson style  pickup selector switch with a 3 way toggle for quiet “no noise” contact when selecting pickups during a performance.

final assembly and setup

The volume and tone controls are moved and located well out of the way.  Finally a custom cut pick guard for better chord and hand access. Together the final assembly and setup.  This Haywire Custom Guitars Signature Double Cutaway Guitars includes low action, great tone, light weight, easier access to controls. Also included: Haywire Treble Bleed circuit, recessed heel option for all access to back of the neck.  Thea great tremolo, locking jack for reliability, stainless frets will be a great asset. This will provide years of wear and a happy guitar player. How Custom is that?

Ordering From Haywire Custom Guitars

If you would like to order this or any other custom guitar, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your guitar needs.

image Haywire Custom Guitars double cutaway violator

Haywire Custom Guitars double cutaway Violator

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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