The Spirit of the Wind Handmade Guitar
HOW DOES OUR HANDMADE ELECTRIC GUITAR SOUND?
For the new version of the Spirit of the Wind guitar, I’ve decided to use rare Jerusalem pine for the hollow body construction with traditional
aged shellac finish.
The top is the local version of the “beetle kill” pine with beautiful natural dark pigmentation running through the wood grain.
At 2.7 kg/ 5.9 lb, it is probably one of the lightest electric guitars you’ll find.
The combination of lightweight rare local Mediterranean Cypress neck and salvaged local Jerusalem hollow body gives an unbelievably responsive feel, woven with complex overtones that make for its warm and rich signature sound.
We’ve already encountered players who used an unplugged Spirit of the Wind guitar as an acoustic instrument.
The core idea behind the making of this handmade electric guitar was to create an instrument that will ring true and will reflect the pure and minuet nuances of each and every note you play, and first and foremost, will give you the most sought after ingredient of any guitar player-inspiration.
This unique guitar is available with both the P-90 version or the PG Blues Humbuckers.
The new Humbucker model was designed to capture the beautiful, captivating tones of Peter Green and his famous “out of phase” pickup configuration, which created his unique tone signature (this out of phase tone was also used by Jimmy Page).
For the upcoming P-90 version, I’ve used Bare Knuckle’s “Half Note” p-90 pickups, Which are vintage output P90 single coils voiced primarily for players who want a fat, single-coil tone with a wide dynamic range that follows their playing technique. The mid-range is broad and solid, each note carrying plenty of weight with exceptional harmonic detail and clarity. Low notes maintain a piano-like chime while high notes are fat and ring out, almost with acoustic quality. The Alnico III magnets have a relatively low string pull, allowing for very natural sustain, which really lets the unadulterated tone of a semi or hollow body come through without excessive coloring.
HANDMADE CUSTOM GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS
Spirit of the Wind Guitar Specs
Aged Lightweight local salvaged Jerusalem Pine/ Super lightweight reclaimed Scots Pine
Top: Bookmatched salvaged local Jerusalem Pine.
Neck: Local salvaged Mediterranean Cypress
Fingerboard: Wild Local Rosewood
Bridge: Tone Revival accurate, high-quality bell brass
early 50s ABR 1 bridge
Jack Plate: Tone Revival high-quality heavy brass Jack Plate.
Neck Plate: Tone revival “Two Bearded Men” aged brass neck plate
Electronics Cover Plate: Tone Revival bell brass
Knobs: Tone Revival “Broad-cast” aged brass knobs
Tuning Machines: Golden Age Restoration/Waverly (+$200)
Strings: Rotosound .010-.046 (Other gauges available on request)
Pickups: Humbucker model: Bare Knuckle PG Blues humbucker – designed to replicate the tones of Peter Green’s famous ’59 Les Paul complete with the legendary “out of phase” tone achieved when both pickups are on and the classic 59′ PAF for the neck and bridge position.
These pickups complement and capture the quality, acoustic and responsive tone of the Spirit of the Wind with its bell like chime and huge projection, with the best 59′ bursts’ trademark brighter tone.
P-90 model Electronics
P-90 model : Bare Knuckle “Half Note” P-90. These pickups are a pure and dynamic early ’50s voiced P90
These are voiced for players who want a fat, single coil tone with a wide dynamic range that follows their playing technique. The mid-range is broad and solid, each note carrying plenty of weight with exceptional harmonic detail and clarity. Low notes maintain a piano-like chime while high notes are fat and ring out, almost with an acoustic quality. The Alnico III magnets have a relatively low string pull, allowing for very natural sustain which really lets the unadulterated tone of the hollow body Spirit of the Wind come through without excessive colouring.
Capacitors: Orange Drops
Switch: 3-way switch with the famous “Out of Phase” Peter
Green mid position.
Body Thickness: 41-43mm/1.61″-1.69″
Body Length: 380 mm/14.96″
Body Width: 330mm/12.99″
Total length: 930mm/36.61″
Nut Width: 43mm/1.69″
Thickness-1st fret: 21mm/0.82
Thickness-12th fret 25.5 mm/1″
* Due to the nature of hand work and variations in materials, slight deviations from dimensions, weight, texture and color may occur
Spirit of the Wind Order
P-90 Model $3200
Peter Green Style Humbucker Model $3400
Free express shipping to your door and a high quality Hiscox hardshell case include
A 500 USD refundable deposit is made when ordering, which gets you on the waiting list with an estimated time for the start of the build. 50% of the sum total is to be paid before we start building, with the remaining 50% to be paid before we ship the instrument.
Payable by Wire Transfer/Direct Deposit or PayPal.
*Depending on where you are from, some additional import fees / VAT may be imposed by your customs agency.
*Current expected delivery time: 8-12 weeks