custom hand made bubinga Dissident guitar


The custom built bubinga Dissident guitar from Crimson Guitars

The bubinga Dissident guitar is hand built in the UK by Ben Crowe at Crimson Guitars, it has a solid padouk neck glued solidly into a heavily carved and comfortably contoured one piece solid bubinga body.  All our guitars really are one-off and made by hand but every now and then we decide to go off-piste and make one for ourselves, this guitar is one of these and we were allowed to put in a few new ideas.  The custom carved solid alloy bridge is the focal point here, there is no reason why an electric guitar needs fully adjustable saddles, after all none of the millions of acoustic guitars made each year do?  The bridge was carved by hand and adjusted so that the intonation is perfect and it is held down to the body with string tension so you can move it to adjust the intonation front and back and on a central axis if needed.  The reason behind the design is more than ‘just because’, the secret to good design and also great tone is simplicity; the more moving parts you have the more your tone is dissipated and this bridge directly joins the single piece fixed neck and the single piece solid body with the strings with the fewest possible detours.. and it shows in the tone!  The reasoning behind the custom curved metal pickup covers is.. well, just because.  Anyway, comfortable c shaped neck, lovely action and that sound.. hear for yourself and then have a look at the spec sheet below the demo video.  Don’t forget to visit the shop and buy this guitar on your way out 🙂

body neck hardware electronics
single piece ultra thin and ergonomically carved one piece bubinga body solid padouk neck Grover Rotomatic Tuners bespoke hand-made humbuckers
all access neck to body carve set neck for tone and strength Hand carved solid alluminium fixed bridge magnetic volume, tone and three way toggle
a natural oil finish Maccasar ebony fretboard dual action truss rod pickups mounted direct to the body for better tone
ergonomic body shaping 24 medium jumbo frets shotblast/brushed alloy hardware
compound fretboard radius custom domed control knobs
fretboard bound in 2 ply black/white scalloped ivory nut
aluminium dots with ebony centres  custom hand-beaten alluminium pickup covers
c shaped neck carve  through body stringing
 strap buttons mounted into threaded inserts with machine bolts