In 2006 I started to design a new electric guitar, based on a Les Paul. My first electric guitar was after all a Hondo Les Paul Professional II. But that was in 1994.
Important was to improve the balance of the instrument when played standing. Also I prefered a deep cutaway. This is shown clearly with the first www from 2006.
It still took six more years to fine tune the shape of the guitar and to apply all the technique that is used for the instrument.
The Custom-1 is ready for you in the workshop. Come and try it out yourself!
(first www build, 2006)
The Fern's Custom serie electric guitars has a particular comfortable balance when played both sitting and standing. When standing, the guitar stays perfect in position. That means you can concentrate on playing the guitar instead of where the guitar neck wants to go to. High positions are extremely easy to acces due to the deep cutaway and smooth neck to body transition
The Custom-1 has a bridge, a tailpiece and tuners made by Schaller. The bridge is a tune-o-matic variation called STM. This bridge has comfortabel rounded edges and roller saddles. Besides the intonation the string spacing can be set very precise as well. Standard M6 tuners are used because they last a lifetime and are maintenance free.
Endless sustain with the neck running through the body. The well-balanced combination of hardware and wood types gives the instrument also excelent dynamics. Play gentle and the guitar gives a full warm tone, play more powerfull and the sound gets a sharper attack and more byte. The Lollar standard wound Imperial Humbuckers fit perfect within this character and do not need to be proved anymore.
The Custom-1 is finished with a 100% ecologic oil blend from Auro. The product protects the wood and improves the contrast. The instrument can be simply kept in good condition by using a maintaining oil.
custom made for you.