It still remains a mystery for me how the idea for creating this guitar model was born. Two guys, Sebastian and Simon, came up with the idea to build a brand new handmade guitar model based on the original Phen body shape, which I basically use for my bass models. Somehow they had seen the potential of its body design to be used for a guitar. After a short conversation, the three of us agreed to go ahead with this project. There were not too many things left to do after finalizing the body and headstock designs. I only had to take care of the LED lights, which somehow had to be inserted in the neck as side position marks, and of course to build the guitar.
These guys succeeded in accomplishing a guitar design idea, which not only looks amazing, but also sounds fantastic!
Thank you, guys, once again!
Maik Alves on the picture
Body: African Padauk
Neck: 3 pieces seasoned Balkan Maple plus two stripes Mahogany. CONE Core construction.
- 12″ (304.8mm) fingerboard radius
- 25.5″ (647.7mm) scale
- 20mm (0.787″) thickness at the 1-st fret
- 22mm (0.866″) thickness at the 12-th fret
- 43mm (1.692″) width at the nut
- Two way/course truss rod
- Matching headstock
Fingerboard: Red Coral – stabilized flamed Balkan Maple
Construction: Bolt-on, 4 screws ferrules
Tuners: GOTOH locking
Bridge: Schaller tremolo 2000
Frets: 24 stainless steel
- Haeussel VIN N neck, wooden top
- Haeussel TOZ B Fat XL bridge, wooden top
Nut: Indian Water Bull horn
- 3-position toggle switch
- Two mini toggle switches which split pickups to splitcoil mode
- One mini toggle switch for LED lights in the neck
Strap pins: Standard
Weight: 3,750kg (8.2lbs)
LED lights: This feature is an achievement which took a lot of energy and hard work. The main goal was to develop two coloured lights (red and blue) that would work in synchrony, which was a challenge that my friend, Georgi Vlaev, solved in a fantastic way. He developed a pure analog 9V preamp that the LED lights require.
Stainless steel electronics box cover plate.
Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.
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Custom options and price are available upon request!
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