The Hangman

The Hangman was one of our more complex design briefs. The customer was interested in a build that utilised our resin channel construction method. He chose Buckeye Burl for the wing sections with a core of Black Limba and a Flamed Maple top. He wanted the pickups to be mounted centrally, rather than using the standard side mounts. This proved to be a challenge for our pickup builders but after a lot of prototypes, he absolutely nailed it!

Our customer also wanted a wood/resin hybrid fretboard, with full scalloping. We opted to outsource the scalloping to another luthier, as it’s not something we are very experienced in doing. He did a great job and our customer was very pleased with the results! This guitar was quite an undertaking to build but we’re very pleased with how it’s turned out!


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Hangman Specifications

Body
Flamed Maple Top (Blue Burst Stain)
Swamp Ash, Purpleheart & Walnut Centre Strips
Buckeye Burl Wing Sections
Black Limba Base
Epoxy Resin Channels

Neck
Bolt on joint
9 Piece – Black Palm, Purpleheart & Mahogany
Maple Scarf Joint & Heel
Carbon Graphite Rods

Fretboard
3 Piece – Blue Resin & Santos Rosewood
Full Fretboard Scalloping
660mm Scale Length
24 Gold Evo Frets (Medium / Jumbo)

Hardware
Schaller® Vintage Copper M6 Locking Tuners
Schaller® Vintage Copper Hannes® Bridge
Blue Resin & Buckeye Burl Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Dunlop® Flush Mount Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Oil City Pickups® Central Mounted Custom Builds
500k CTS Volume Pot
500K Tone pot
5 Way Super Switch
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish
Satin cellulose (Body)
Satin cellulose (Headstock)