The Delta 1 is a bespoke hand made guitar built by master luthier Ben Crowe at Crimson Guitar in the UK, it’s ergonomic design was realised through close collaboration with the client, almost every facet of the custom guitar is unique and hand made… in fact the Sperzel locking tuners and the truss rod are the only bits of hardware that were not built in house.. and as you can see even the tuners were not un-touched as the keys were replaced with our own custom knurled knobs, the better to allow for the radical headstock design. The bespoke scatter wound P-90 pickups have hand made aluminium covers and the bridge is a lightweight, almost invisible, unit made in house..
The timber choices are pretty special too, padouk (a well respected tone-wood) is used for the wings and the centre of the through-neck with two pieces of choice flamed maple making up the rest of the neck. A premium length of ebony makes up the fretboard which is fitted the entire length of the instrument, the fretboard is fitted flush to the burr walnut topped multi-veneer front.. this was a feature that works very well with the clients light playing style, and it looks very cool, however it does feel rather strange having the top so close to the strings.. The finishing touch was a thin coat of high gloss lacquer, again something we have now finally brought in house.
We believe in truly custom guitars and this instrument is a good indication of the lengths we will go to to re-create our clients dreams. We love this guitar and hope you do too..
|Padouk wings||multi-laminate flame maple with padouk center||Sperzel locking tuners with hand made knobs||bespoke Wizard P-90 pickups with custom Crimson Guitars pickup covers|
|burl black walnut veneer top||through neck design||custom fixed bridge made at Crimson Guitars||single volume and tone, cts pots|
|high gloss lacquer finish with double staining||ebony fretboard, extending down the entire body||through body stringing||three way rotary pickup selector switch|
|All access neck carve||26 medium jumbo frets||chrome and anodised aluminium hardware||two position rotary kill switch|
|ergonomic body comfort carves||compound fretboard radius||bespoke aluminium control knobs|
|648mm scale length|
|fast and low ‘c’ carve|
|stainless steel dot inlays|