For Sale...

Here’s the latest Bravewood to leave the workshop...and what an absolute classic...a ‘57 style S type finished in a very, very cool distressed two tone sunburst, as classic looks go...this has got to be up there with the best of them...

OK, let’s look at it in a bit more detail...completely hand made in the Bravewood workshop (I never buy in ready made stuff), lightweight alder body, maple one piece neck, 9.5” radius neck with 6105 size medium frets, black fibreboard dots. Neck depth at first fret is 20.4mm, 23.8 at the 12th...The profile is a very comfortable C shape with lightly rolled edges, the neck is smooth and broken in, feels like it’s been used for years and years. The nut is bone for enhanced tone.

The finish is completely nitro-cellulose and is distressed in a very detailed and authentic way, plenty of lacquer cracks and checking as well as heavy play wear. Anyone that does this work will tell you that maple fingerboard wear is one of the hardest looks to achieve in a realistic way, this guitar’s fingerboard wear looks better than some boutique instruments I’ve seen costing five time the price of this one . I have honed my craft for the last 22 years, and in particular have completely overhauled my techniques and methods over the last year or so...I genuinely believe the guitars I am making now are the best I have ever made and amongst the best vintage replicas available anywhere...at any price.

The hardware is vintage style throughout, from the Kluson style Gotoh tuners, to the vintage style trem, complete with it’s steel block. The pickguard is also hand made/aged in the Bravewood workshop, it is the thin plastic type, as would have been seen at the time. The knobs and pickup covers are aged to suit the wear.

The pickups are a set of Fender Pure Vintage ‘57’s, I have used several sets of the Pure Vintage pickups lately and have been very impressed with them. I’m pleased to report these ‘57 recreations do not disappoint, they have the classic ‘50’s bite and shimmer, all the classic tones are here. I have only had one 1957 strat through the workshop for restoration, back when I was doing that...and it did sound just like this one....

The pickups are wired through a 5 way CRL switch and CTS vintage style pots. The bottom tone pot is wired to control the bridge pickup, the middle tone pot controls the middle and neck. A Sprague 0.022mfd new old stock cap handles the tone duties...

The guitar is lively and resonant, plays beautifully, chords are harmonically rich and complex. The guitar is lightweight at just 7lbs 6ozs...very light for  tremmed guitar.

An incredible guitar, a classic look and sound. Grab yourself a bargain while you can at this price, I will be looking at my pricing very soon, the sheer amount of work that goes into these things nowadays means I will have increase my prices soon. I have also noticed that many of my competitors are now charging between £3K-£6K for similar instruments...!!

The guitar is supplied in an ABS hard case...any further questions, please ask...

‘57 style S type in classic two tone distressed sunburst...




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