The Thunder Child Veloce handmade guitar
Thunder Child Veloce special offer!!!
Rare Salvaged Judean Desert Acacia – $3600
Rare Wild Local Salvaged Rosewood – $3600
Incl. our custom options + custom brass Blues Bullet guitar slide + Hiscox quality hardshell case + international shipment
Rare Salvaged Judean Desert Acacia
Rare Wild Local Salvaged Rosewood
The Thunder Child “Veloce” Custom Guitar
The Thunder Child “Veloce” Custom guitar is the hotter output version of our beloved Thunder Child Guitar. It was designed to recreate the soulful and mesmerizing tones of the late 60’s early 70’s without any tone “enhancements” and sound fx.
We’ve captured all of your favorite unique aspects of the original and added the unique classic lipstick humbuckers that are handmade for us by Dano expert -Doug Tulloch.
This time we aimed at recreating the best humbucker tones of such tone legends like Paul Kossoff, cream era Clapton, Michael Bloomfield, Jimmy Page, Peter Green and other notable 59′ burst/ humbucker guitars of the late ’60s with their sweet “woman tone” , “biting” overdriven sustainable notes , and at the same time we kept our unique “bell-like” clean chime which became part of our signature tone.
By creating six available pickup configurations you get also our classic single coil signature tone and probably one the best sounding humbucker classic tones there is.
This stunning and amazing sounding guitar is a result of another epic journey and research for the holy grail of tone,
Just like the Thunder Child- the design inspiration of the “veloce” version came from varied sources. You will be able to find echoes of fast and furious classic cars from the time of epic journeys and innovative designs.
It has the same chambered old growth red cedar body and Port Orford cedar neck, and lightweight design.
With its responsive top and traditional Shou Sugi Ban -Japanese Charred cedar finish, you have yourself a tone to die for.
The combination of lightweight Port Orford cedar neck and semi-hollow red cedar body gives an unbelievably responsive feel, woven with complex overtones that make for its warm and rich signature sound.
The guitar is equipped with a humbucker version of the most authentic Lipstick pickup replica being produced today by Dano expert Doug Tulloch.
The pickup is made with the correct full-size Alnico 6 magnets based on an original 1959 era magnet. Each magnet is then friction taped before winding exactly as the originals were. The best available vintage correct 42 AWG “Plain Enamel” coil wire is used, and most importantly, its wound directly onto the magnet. The vintage style aluminum mounting brackets are all made custom in-house on the very jigs pickup designer Tom Holmes designed/built for Jerry Jones Guitars.
Our unique handmade hardware is made from our special brass alloy for improved tone and better resonance.
Just like any guitar we build, our benchmark is “The cable Test”:
The guitar has got to sound amazing with just one cable between the guitar and the amp with its pure tone. No effects. No filters. No enhancements.
Our mission is to build you an instrument that will be your lifelong companion on your journey. To create an heirloom quality instrument. Something that will leave its mark across generations.
May the god of thunder be with you!
CUSTOM GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS
Body: Light weight old growth red cedar / Rare Local Salvaged Mediterranean Cyprus
Top: Super responsive, Local Salvaged Judean Desert Acacia / Local Salvanged Wild Rosewood
Neck: Rare Local Salvaged Mediterranean Cyprus
Fingerboard : Local Salvaged Wild Rosewood
Neck thickness: 1st fret- 21mm (.825”) \ 12th fret- 23.5mm (.925”).
Nut material: bone/Graphtech TUSQ
Nut width: 42 mm
Fret size: Medium / High
Scale length: Long scale, 25.5”
Fingerboard radius: Dead flat / 20” / 16” / 12”
Neck Joint: Bolt on
Neck profile: Soft V shape
Inlay: Pearloid dots
Truss Rod: Dual action
Tailpiece/Bridge: Tone revival “Veloce” aged solid brass with Wilkinson adjustable compensated saddles
Pickup covers: Tone Revival thick aged brass covers for improved shielding
Jack Plate: Tone revival “Two Bearded Men” aged brass neck plate
Neck Plate: Tone revival “Two Bearded Men” aged brass neck plate
Switch plate: Tone Revival “Jupiter” aged brass toggle switch plate
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: Our “Dynamite Sticks” humbuckers
handmade made for us by Doug Tulloch
Capacitors: Orange Drops
Toggle Switch: 6-way rotary switch
Wiring: Vintage harness, Braided wire
WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS
Body thickness: 43mm (1 11/16”)
Body length: 416mm (16 3/8”)
Body width: 327mm (12 7/8”)
Total Length : 945mm (37 7/32”)
Weight:3.47 kg/ 7.65 pounds
*This is a custom build. If you have any specific custom requirements please contact us
*Due to the nature of hand work and variations in materials, slight deviations from dimensions, weight, texture and color may occur