The Custom Tour Bus guitar is the version made entirely by hand in my workshop. To build it together we can either start from a white sheet, from an existing guitar inspiration or build it by drawing inspiration from the model I have already made. In this page I will try to describe some possible options but which are in no way the exhaustive list of available options.
For the fingerboard, I propose French walnut, maple, cormier, ebony, Indian rosewood, Pao ferro. The fingerboard may or may not be surrounded by a binding.
For the neck, I propose walnut, maple. These woods can also be associated with each other in several folds.
For the body, it can be composed of a single essence or be with a table.
For the body, I can suggest walnut more or less figured, alder, Sipo and for the table if there is one maple, walnut or boxwood.
The tuners I selected for their reliability are either the Japanese Gotoh (SG 360) or the American Hipshot.
Basic I propose them with small rounded buttons, but other buttons are available.
For hipshots, they can either be with visible gear or closed. They are also available with lock.
For finishes they are available in chrome version, in black or gold version.
For the bridge, there are several large families.
The first family is fixed bridge with eg Telecaster type, Tonepros wraparound trestles and Hipshot fixed trestles.
The second family concerns the floating easels allowing by activating the stem to realize a vibrato effect. I selected the vibrato type Strat Hipshot or Gotoh and the Floyd Rose.
Regarding the pickups, I suggest you choose from the pickups that I wound by hand and you can find under the brand “Growl”. However, if you want another brand of pickups it is quite feasible.
On the page “pickups”, I wrote a few lines to explain the principle of operation of pickups and various parameters involved.
Depending on the desired aesthetic style and depending on style of play, I can offer you the pickups that will suit you.
It is often difficult to describe the sound in words, which is why I propose a test guitar.
The pickups can be Humbucker type, Mini P90, Tele type, Filterton type
For finishing, I propose different solutions, the few examples above illustrate