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!

Hangman Specifications

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

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

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

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

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

Satin cellulose (Body)
Satin cellulose (Headstock)