The Necromancer

The Necromancer was probably one of the longest and most challenging builds we’ve done to date.  On paper it was a fairly simple brief, but it contained a lot of elements that we’d never done before. It took a lot of time and experimenting but we’re extremely happy with how it turned out!

The brief was to build an EX style 7 string guitar with a loose “Lord of the Rings” theme. The centre point was to be an L.E.D. back-lit inlay, made to resemble “The Eye of Sauron”. This was our first attempt at L.E.D back-lighting and it proved to be an interesting endeavour. We struggled to find a good light dispersal material but finally settled on a thin layer of Thermo-Plastic.

As far as the Electronics and Hardware goes, it was to play and sound as mean as it looks! It’s loaded with a pair of Bare Knuckle Pickups® Ragnaroks and a Lo-Profile Floyd Rose® trem.


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Necromancer Specifications

Body
Swamp Ash Top
Sapele Base

Neck
Neck-Thru joint
5 Piece – Mahogany & Maple
Carbon Graphite Rods

Fretboard
Ebony
LED Backlit Inlay (Eye of Sauron)
25.5″ Scale Length
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium / Jumbo)

Hardware
D’addario Auto-Trim® Black Locking Tuners
Floyd Rose® Lo-Pro Bridge
Bog Oak & Glow-dot Knobs
Floyd Rose® Black Locking Nut
Schaller® Black Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Ragnaroks
500k CTS Volume Pot
500K Tone pot + Push/Pull Coil Tap
Kill Switch
LED On/Off Switch
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish
Gloss Acrylic