New Build: Nova “Lava Flow”

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Here is our latest “Nova” build. We’re calling this one the “Lava Flow” as the figured Bubinga underneath the Ebony almost glows in the sunlight!

This build is the definition of “happy accident”. The original idea was to have a nice but simple all wood build using an Ebony top and Bubinga base. Our planer had other ideas though, and decided to eat the Ebony and shatter it into several pieces. Not to be deterred though, we adapted and decided to set the pieces onto the Bubinga base with clear resin. It ended up giving a really cool effect and we couldn’t be happier with the end result!

We paired the body with an asymmetrical profile neck made from Black Palm, with an Ebony bound Poinsonwood fretboard. The build is a multiscale with a 27″ bass side and a 25.5″ treble.

The pickups are a pair of our signature Blackwolf Neodymium humbuckers from https://www.oilcitypickups.co.uk/. We used ABM hardware for the bridge and Schaller tuners. Providing great tuning stability across the board.

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