the Thunder Child handcrafted Guitar
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Thunder Child – $2870
Incl. our custom options + custom brass Blues Bullet guitar slide + Hiscox quality hardshell case + international shipment
Body: Light weight old growth red cedar
Top: Super responsive, Lightweight old growth red cedar
Neck: Port Orford Cedar
Fingerboard : Rosewood / Ziricote
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: Doug Tulloch custom lipsticks
Capacitors: Orange Drops
Toggle Switch: Switchcraft 3 way
Wiring: Vintage harness, Braided wire
WEIGHT AND DIMENTIONS
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: 2.25 kg / 5 pounds (Yes- Including strings!!!!)
*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
Thunder Child Custom Electric Guitar
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Thunder Child handcrafted Guitar
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!
This stunning and fantastic sounding guitar is a result of 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 body and Port Orford cedar neck, we achieved super lightweight (2.25 kg/4.9 pounds), and could probably be considered to be one of the lightest electric guitars on the planet.
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 the most authentic Lipstick pickup replica being produced today f 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!