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!

Firecaster Specifications

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

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

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

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

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

Satin AC Lacquer