we are currently building a new range of stock instruments, watch this space

The Conspiracy Guitar prototype | £1175

body neck hardware electronics
one piece shot-blasted Yew body 3 piece flame maple bolt on neck lightweight Sperzel locking tuners bespoke direct-mounted Single Coil pickups
ergonomic all-access neck joint backwards headstock for improved tension and tone on the bass strings twin pivot tremolo system single volume and two tone controls in traditional wiring layout
natural oil finish Goncalo Alves fretboard steel saddles five way switch
22 medium jumbo frets black and matt black hardware
compound fretboard radius custom made rosewood jack plate
648mm scale length neck bolted in with machine bolts and threaded inserts
fast, comfortable deep ‘c’ carve
hollow steel side dots with black centers

A demo of some of the sounds you can get while playing this custom built version of the Fender Stratocaster. The design has been changed and updated and there is nothing ‘standard’ about this guitar. The neck is a three piece multi-laminate of flamed maple with a Goncalo Alves fretboard and the body is a single piece of locally grown Yew. The body was shot blasted to remove some of the soft sections of grain and the guitar is very tactile under the natural oil finish. In the quest for great tone the hand made pickups are mounted direct to the body and the neck is bolted on using threaded inserts and machine bolts.. a much stronger and more stable alternative to the usual humble wood screw used. The headstock is ‘backwards’ this means the bass strings are longer than the treble and that there is a better string to string tension giving a better tone to the low notes than is the norm.

The custom built ‘Sigil’ guitar from Crimson Guitars

currently available at just £1975

The ‘Sigil’ guitar is a new guitar design hand built in the UK, it has a solid padouk neck glued into a locally grown pearwood body which is topped off with a beautifully figured flame maple drop top.  Tone is key and to this end we have mounted the custom made twin humbuckers directly to the body, no one has satisfactorily explained to me why this works, but it does and that’s all we need to know.  We have created a custom set of carved rosewood pickup surrounds, these have an offset shape to match in with the Sigils custom body shape.  The whole guitar is finished in an oil finish that allows the guitar to breathe and vibrate freely and we’ve used a top of the range Wilkinson VS-401 tremolo, a carved ivory nut and rock solid Grover tuners.. all in all you have a unique, light weight (at 7.5lbs) hand made guitar built for speed, comfort and beauty… and it could be yours, a demo video will be released soon.

 

body neck hardware electronics
single piece flame pear body solid padouk neck Grover ‘mini’s’ Tuners bespoke hand-made humbuckers
bookmatched flame maple drop-top top set neck Wilkinson VS401 tremolo unit magnetic volume, tone and three way toggle
a natural oil finish wenge fretboard dual action truss rod pickups mounted direct to the body for better tone
all access neck to body carve 24 medium jumbo frets chromed hardware
ergonomic body shaping compound fretboard radius custom domed control knobs
drop top fretboard bound in aluminium scalloped ivory nut
transparent stain on the front aluminium dots with abalone centres and an alloy and abalone 12th fret block  custom offset rosewood pickup surrounds
 total weight 7.5lbs slim c neck carve
Neck width at nut 43.5mm and at the 12th fret 53mm
Neck depth at the 1st fret 20.5mm and at the 12th fret 21.5mm