For the first time, this week, a left handed version of our Gibson Les Paul Plan. My wife and partner Sandra, has reversed and re annotated the classic les paul plan from 2011.
No more re tracing for south paws!
Next up , the Telecaster!
Also this week, we have introduced some new cnc cut pickup mounting rings for our CR1 and CR1T models as well as the two point mount Charlie Christian Deluxe pickup.
Three new pickups and three new fretboard decals out now! Visit the website, www.johnanthonyguitars.com
Kevin Brown very kindly loaned me the Perspex Fretboard from one of his treasured National Lapsteel guitars and this is part of the result. We are working on something similar for his double neck 14 strings in all Lapsteel, taking shape in our workshop at the moment.
The new CH1 is a very much simplified version of the CR1.
It has the exactly the same sonic quality from the same magnet and windings as the more expensive CR1.
The savings are made in the time taken to make it.
A little less shielding, no manually applied binding and no laquer, just the polished multi-ply plastic.
Looks very smart!
Grab a bargain for just £49.00
You can now get a 2nd copy of your chosen plan for only £4.99. Use one to cut up for templates and one for your reference!
We have breathed on our plans range to produce these rather nice posters at A2 and A3 size.
They are printed on quality satin photo paper and sent rolled in a tube straight to your door.
Great items, big choice, Can be framed, blue tacked or simply put in a clip frame.
would make a great Christmas pressie!
Obvious branding has been removed .
Framing service coming soon.
Trade customers can now receive a discount on Baytone pickups. Please contact through email or the contact form to get your code!
The new C90 pickups are designed to replace a ring mounted P90. They give a lovely vintage clarity and character designed to upgrade and transform the sound of your guitar! You can specify several options and although shown in black and white versions, you can have whatever colour you like!
Just email us. Priced at just £69.00 each for genuine HAND MADE guitar pickups.
I made this a couple of months ago, along with its sister, 'Clockwork'
The intention was to make the cheapest individual bespoke guitar possible and still make a pound or two, just to see if it was viable.
The design was intentionally basic and was intended to look old and a bit used and battered, have a bit of character and 'Mojo' Every one unique.
Set up for slide with the bottom half of the board just low enough for a bit of Seasick Steve style fret and slide. Worked well for me.
I put this one on ebay just to see if anyone would "Get It"
I had six watchers immediately and thought that l might have a potential customer or two.
Sold last week, posted immediately and got a fairly curt message telling me just how badly finished and set up the guitar was and wanted a refund. Not a problem but l did feel a bit miffed as it was intended to be exactly as it is! Point is , the guy just did not get it.I will be very careful in future with any relic style projects , especially on my descriptive part of the advert, l do worry that this chap is just going to tell everyone what a terrible luthier l am!
This follows through to clearing some of my less perfect creations. I have sold them off cheap in the past (Really cheap!) without a second thought to what potential customers might think if taken out of context!
Looks like in future, l will have to just store them in the loft and pretend they dont exist.
Thankfully, there aint too many these days but we all make the occasional mistake, anyone who says they dont is a big fibber in my opinion.
Been building a couple of cigar box guitars with home made boxes and decals for the fronts. Domino pickups to match the gaming theme. Sides and back still to be coloured on this picture.
After a period of abstinence from guitar building l have finally got the workshop revamped and sound proofed/insulated. Just a new front door and window left to do but that can wait till autumn.
Have decided to build a couple of Cigar Box style guitars with some unusual pickups and construction over the next month or so . These will be for sale at a very modest price.
New plan out very soon is the 12 String electric, sixties styling and a choice of headstock design, semi solid or solid body. There will be a new free plan download available for a beans can diddly bo too.
PRS and BC Rich plans to follow this summer.
Also some new humbucker pickups under the BAYTONE name will be available in time for autumn. these will not be std by any means! Something really individual.
So, very busy and lots to do!
New P51B, Mandocaster and 8 string christian available now. 7 String Christian on its way.
Coming Soon, Original spec .38 gauge winding on the next batch of Christian pickups! Low impedance like the very first of their kind.
Price reduced on most of our pickups, limited time only! and whilst stock lasts.
This Junior was built especially for a customer and was meant to be a 'posh' Junior with a Lolar P90 pickup, Schaller bridge, Sperzel locking tuners and 40 year old Mahogany for the body and neck.
The neck has an Ebony board and headstock facing with genuine mother of Pearl inlays and markers and Dunlop jumbo frets.
We used a traditional Gibson style Tension truss rod on this one and the neck was shaped to feel played in from the offset.
I liked this one myself-plays like butter and sounds sublime!
One very happy customer makes the effort worth while.
John Anthony Guitars
Cayton, Scarborough,North Yorkshire,UK
Phone 01723 586 822
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