The Thunder Child handmade guitar-A Triumph of Tone and Craftsmanship
HOW DOES OUR HANDMADE ELECTRIC GUITAR SOUND?
Hear the first edition Thunder Child in Action
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.
May the god of thunder be with you!
A delicate sound of thunder echoes in the distance; rain is pouring outside. You pick up your dream guitar, plug it into the amp, and fill the room with bell-like chimes, or perhaps a ferocious growl…
Please welcome the Thunder Child Handcrafted Guitar!
This stunning and fantastic sounding guitar results from another epic journey and research for the holy grail of tone.
The inspiration for this instrument also 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.
With a chambered old-growth red cedar or a salvaged local Mediterranean Cypress body and Mediterranean Cypress neck, the guitar has super lightweight (2.25 kg/4.9 pounds). It could probably be considered to be one of the lightest electric guitars on the planet.
The super responsive top is made from local lumber: ancient olive, Judean desert Acacia, wild rosewood, and Mediterranean cypress.
The combination of lightweight Mediterranean cypress neck and hollow red cedar/ Mediterranean cypress body gives an unbelievably responsive feel, woven with complex overtones that make for its warm and rich signature sound.
This handcrafted guitar is equipped with the most authentic Lipstick pickup replica being produced today by Dano expert Doug Tulloch.
HANDCRAFTED GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS
Aged Lightweight Red Cedar/ Local salvaged Mediterranean Cypress
Top: Bookmatched salvaged local Wild Judean Desert Acacia/ ancient salvaged olive/Wild local salvaged Rosewood.
Neck: Local salvaged Mediterranean Cypress
Fingerboard: Wild Local Rosewood
Bridge: Tone Revival high-quality bell brass Tailpiece with our own bell brass compensated saddles.
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: The most accurate 59′ lipstick pickup replica made for us by Dano expert Doug Tulloch with our own bell brass covers
Capacitors: Orange Drops
Switch: 3-way switch with the classic Dano configuration
Body Thickness: 41-43mm/1.61″-1.69″
Body Length: 380 mm/14.96″
Body Width: 330mm/12.99″
Total length: 930mm/36.61″
Weight: 2.6 kg/5.7lb
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
Order the Thunder Child Guitar
Starting at $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