The Ukiyo

The Ukiyo was build to be a very comfortable, easy to play guitar. The customer has mobility problems on their right hand side and wanted something that didn’t need a lot of manhandling to play comfortably.

Other than that, the design brief was fairly open for our own ideas. We went with a stunning Olivewood slab top, matched with blue resin to give a great looking contrast! The base was made from Walnut with a Maple middle layer, to really help the resin’s colour to “pop”.

The neck is a laminate of Mahogany, Purpleheart and Limba. An Ebony fretboard with Brass rings and Glow in the Dark material really ties things together nicely.

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Ukiyo Specifications

Body
Olivewood & Blue Resin Top
Maple Middle Layer
Black Walnut, Purpleheart & Swamp Ash Base

Neck
Bolt on joint
5 Piece – Mahogany, Purpleheart & Limba
Carbon Graphite Rods

Fretboard
Ebony with Zebrano Binding
24 3/4″ Scale Length
22 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium / Jumbo)

Hardware
Schaller® Black M6 Locking Tuners
Schaller® Black Hannes® Bridge
Olivewood & Luminlay Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Black Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Oil City Pickups® Blackbird Humbucker
500k CTS Volume Pot
500K Tone pot + Push/Pull Coil Tap
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish
Satin Acid Cat (Body)
Satin Acid Cat (Headstock)