Rift

The Rift is a design that I have always had love/hate relationship with. This is because, for something that is relatively traditional in its shape, I found that it was one of the most difficult to get right. I’m still not 100% that it’s where I want it to be but it gets closer with each new build. Despite the mental block I’ve had designing it, I ended up choosing a Rift to build as my own personal guitar.
I’ve always been attracted to guitars with deep contours and curves, (make of that what you will!) and I designed the Rift with this in mind. It has a deep belly cut and a flowing contoured top, which help it fit the body and give it the feel of a guitar you’ve owned for years.

Bog Oak & Jarre – 23/07/2020 (Private Stock)

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Bog Oak & Jarre Specfications

Body
Sunken Jarre top
2 Piece – 6000year old Bog Oak base

Neck
Recessed bolt-on joint
Bubinga (Stained)
Carbon rod re-enforcement
2-way truss rod

Fretboard
2 Piece – Wenge
Ebony & white veneer binding
Bloodwood side-block inlays
Glow-dot side markers
25.5″ Scale length
24 Gold EVO frets

Hardware
Ruthenium Schaller® Hannes® bridge
Ruthenium Schaller® M6 locking tuners
Ruthenium Schaller® knobs
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Black jumbo strap pins

Electrics
Oil City Pickups® HSS Liquidator set
500k CTS volume pot
500k CTS push/pull tone & coil split
5 way lever switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

Finish
Gloss AC lacquer (body)
Satin AC lacquer (neck)


Tie-Dye Fabric – 11/08/2018 (Sold)

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Tie-Dye Fabric Specfications

Body
Rainbow satin fabric composite top
5 Piece – Swamp Ash (stained & grain filled), Purpleheart & Pau Ferro

Neck
Bolt-on joint
7 Piece – Purpleheart, Ash (grain filled) & Sapele
Carbon rod re-enforcement
2-way truss rod

Fretboard
3 Piece – Snakewood on Ash (grain filled) & clear resin
Ebony binding
Brass tube & Glow-dot inlays
Brass tube & Glow-dot side markers
25.5″ Scale length
24 Gold EVO frets

Hardware
Dorian® LRQC-1 bridge
Black Schaller® M6 locking tuners
Snakewood & Purpleheart knobs
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Black straplocks

Electrics
Oil City Pickups® HS Blackwolf set
500k CTS volume pot
500k CTS push/pull tone & coil split
3 way lever switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

Finish
Satin AC lacquer


English Yew – 08/07/2016 (Sold)

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English Yew Specfications

Body
English Yew & clear resin top
11 Piece – Walnut, Maple & Cocobolo base

Neck
Bolt-on joint
9 Piece – Mahogany, Purpleheart, Wenge & Maple
2-way truss rod

Fretboard
5 Piece – Flamed Maple & Wenge
Black M.O.P inlays
M.O.P side markers
25.5″ Scale length
24 Stainless steel frets

Hardware
Black Hipshot® 125 bridge
Black nickel Gotoh® locking tuners
Black nickel knobs
Graphtech® TUSQ® nut
Black nickel straplocks

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Warpig
500k CTS volume pot
2 way kill-switch
Switchcraft® mono output jack

Finish
Satin AC lacquer