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 design 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.
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De custom serie elektrische gitaren van Fern's heeft een bijzonder comfortabele speel balans bij zittend en staand spelen. Staand blijft de gitaar perfect in balans zodat jij je kunt concentreren op je spel en niet op waar de gitaar hals heen wil bewegen. Hoge posities zijn makkelijk bereikbaar door de diepe cutaway en de prettige hals-body overgang.
The Custom 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 bite. The Lollar standard wound Imperial Humbuckers fit perfect within this character and do not need to prove themselves anymore.
The Custom 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.
The neck running through the body is the central part of the Custom serie guitars. This laminated block of wood is build up from several wood types and is routed into a shape to get essential fixed measures like the neck angle, top thickness and bridge height. Around this central block the rest of the guitar is being build.
The solid walnut top is being carved by hand. The thickness of the top should fit the bridge height and neck angle. The top fits tight around the neck and has a comfortable shape.
After the top is joined with the body, cavities for pickups, bridge and electronics are cut. The wood has to be fine sanded and any scratches are being taken out.
The Custom is finished with a natural oil blend from Auro. The oil protects the wood and improves the contrast and natural color.
Equipped with an excelent Kahler tremolo: