Catalyst

The first Catalyst model was built in 2016, as an experiment to see if using wood burls and resin would work as a guitar body material. My wood supplier had some beautiful Poisonwood burls that I was desperate to use, but were far too small to use on their own. The only way to make up the rest of the space would be to use a a material like resin.

The first model was a great success and proved to be very popular with players. The Catalyst model has been the most commissioned model of my range. Each one is completely unique, as no two wood burls are the same, and offers a great plaform for customisation.


Commission 3 – 10/09/2020 (sold)

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Commission 3 Specifications

Body
Poisonwood burl & Clear resin

Neck
Bolt-on joint
9 Piece – Wenge, flamed Maple, Bubinga & white Tulipwood veneer
Carbon rod re-enforcement
2 way truss rod

Fretboard
Ebony
White Tulipwood & Ebony binding
25.5″ scale length
24 Stainless Steel frets
Custom vine inlay
Brass tube & glow dot side markers

Hardware
Chrome Schaller® Hannes®7 bridge
Black Schaller® m6 locking tuners
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Poisonwood knobs
Black jumbo strap pins

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Juggernaut set
500k CTS volume pot
500k CTS tone & coil split
Switchcraft® 3 way toggle switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

finish
Satin AC Lacquer


Commission 2 – 13/01/2019 (sold)

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Commission 2 Specifications

Body
Poisonwood burl & Clear resin

Neck
Bolt-on joint
9 Piece - Wenge & Maple
Carbon rod re-enforcement
2 way truss rod

Fretboard
Pau Ferro
Pau Ferro binding
25.5" scale length
24 Stainless Steel frets
Glow-ring inlay
Brass tube & glow dot side markers

Hardware
Black Schaller® Hannes®7 bridge
Vintage Copper Schaller® m6 locking tuners
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Poisonwood & clear resin knobs
Black straplocks

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Painkiller set
500k CTS volume pot
500k CTS tone & coil split
3 way lever switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

finish
Satin AC Lacquer

Commission 1 – 24/03/2017 (sold)

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Commission 1 Specifications

Body
Poisonwood burl & Clear resin

Neck
Bolt-on joint
9 Piece – Wenge & flamed Maple
Carbon rod re-enforcement
2 way truss rod

Fretboard
Ebony
Ebony binding
26″ scale length
24 Stainless Steel frets
Glow-ring inlay
Glow dot side markers

Hardware
Black Schaller® Hannes®7 bridge
Vintage Copper Schaller® Grandtune tuners
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Poisonwood & clear resin knobs
Black jumbo strap pins

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Painkiller set
500k CTS volume pot
500k CTS tone pot
3 way lever switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

finish
Satin AC Lacquer


Stock Prototype – 16/10/2016 (sold)

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Stock Prototype Specifications

Body
Poisonwood burl & Clear resin

Neck
Bolt-on joint
11 Piece – Wenge, flamed Maple & Bubinga
2 way truss rod

Fretboard
7 Piece – Ebony, Maple & Spalted Elm
26″ scale length
24 Stainless Steel frets
Maple side-block inlay

Hardware
Vintage Copper Schaller® Hannes®7 bridge
Vintage Copper Schaller® Grandtune tuners
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Poisonwood & clear resin knobs
Black straplocks

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Painkiller set
500k CTS volume pot
500k CTS tone
3 way lever switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

finish
Oil