Some of you may recall November last year Bojan posted up some very nice pics of a strat style guitar that Alan Brason had built for him, after seeing the pics and hearing Phil McGarricks I decided to contact Alan about having a guitar built. In November his waiting list was 8 months so I was added to the list and that was that. In June this year Alan emailed me and said he was ready to build the guitar I wanted and after deciding on the spec he began. I'm very pleased to say after all the waiting it is due to be delivered to me tomorrow but along the way Alan has been sending me pics of the build process and these I'd like to share with you.
It's a swamp ash 2 piece body with a birds eye maple neck but it won't be fiesta red
Will post up pics of the finished item tomorrow as soon as it arrives, feel like a kid at Christmas at the moment, Alan is a very nice bloke to deal with and if it plays as good as it looks I will be very pleased
what a brilliant guitar project that is. you wont be diserpointed i`m certain of that. alan has done a couple of repair jobs for me and his work is faultless. look forward to seeing the finished guitar. enjoy it. peter
Well it's finally arrived, and it's beautiful, honestly having owned both a 56 custom shop fender and a custom shop deluxe fender this knocks spots off both incredible guitar and less than half the cost.
Post by somebodyelseuk on Sept 28, 2012 8:37:21 GMT
Hiya. That is stunning. Daft question time - my eyesight is... well, officially, I'm sight impaired, so some colours are a bit difficult for me... is that a blue sunburst??? I remember the Bonnie Raitt sig model having a black to blue 'burst which I thought was amazing, but that is even better. I'm guessing, if that was 'half the price of a 56 NOS' that it was somewhere between £1-1.5k? Great value, almost certainly better quality wood than FCS use and hand built. Don't know why everyone isn't doing it? He should be snowed under with orders. Cheers, Julian
PS. Does he have a website?
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Thanks for the nice comments, the guitar cost me £1100 but that was extra for the swamp ash body etc etc less than half what i paid for a Custom Shop 56 strat that i just didnt like, this is everything i wanted in every way and the colour is to die for, its a close resemblance to the French guitarist Matildas strat but Alan suggested the woodgrain through the white which i think works really well, i cannot fault Alans work at all.
If anyone is interested its built to some specs of the Hank Marvin autograph strat pickups, push pull pot etc the neck profile is same as my american standard