The Firecaster

The Firecaster was a guitar we built for Pete “Riff Monkey” Humphries of the band “Season of the Witch UK”. Pete wanted to merge elements of design from a Gibson® Firebird® and a Fender® Telecaster®. We played around with various ideas until settling on having a modified version of our “Bayou” shape. We removed the cut out at the bottom and had the central block slightly raised above the wings to give it more of a Firebird® look.

This build was a great example of a customer led project as Pete knew exactly what he wanted and was great to work with at every step. We’re looking forward to seeing him rock this beast live!

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Firecaster Specifications

Body
Santos Rosewood, Bocote & Purpleheart Central Section
Red Tulipwood Mid Pinstripe
Ash & Walnut Wings

Neck
Bolt-on joint
9 Piece – Santos Rosewood, Bocote, Purpleheart & White Tulipwood Veneer
Carbon Graphite Rods

Fretboard
1 Piece Ebony
Maple Oval fret markers
25.5″ Scale Length 22 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium / Jumbo)

Hardware
Schaller® Chrome M6 Locking Tuners
Evertune® Chrome Bridge
Chrome Knobs
Graphtech® TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Chrome Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Seymour Duncan Pickups® Invader (Bridge) & Jazz (Neck)
2x 500k Dunlop Volume Pots (Blend)
Switchcraft® 3 Way Toggle
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish
Satin AC Lacquer