classic or unique designs
You may be dreaming of playing a guitar with a design you have created, or you may prefer a custom made recreation of a classic design. Whatever you desire I can build it for you.
I use a variety of components for my guitars, carefully selected for their quality and functionality. Of course, If you have a favourite brand of pickup or tuner which you would like to use, that’s no problem either!
The great thing about building a custom guitar is that you can have whatever features you like, so you could have a Les Paul with single coil pickups and a whammy bar, or a Telecaster with a body contour like this one.
Attention to Detail
Whatever the design and features you decide on, I will go the extra mile to achieve a perfect finish and a beautiful instrument both to look at and to play.
I got this Epiphone Les Paul for a good price on Ebay because it was a bit tatty and was missing a few bits. Having stripped it down I found the body was quite sound and decided to use it as base for recreating a Gibson Les Paul True Historic Reissue – a guitar which Read more about Epiphone Les Paul Refinish[…]
Jazz bass Just finished this jazz style bass with a 2 piece body made from old pine salvaged from a victorian building which was being refurbished. Although a softwood when pine is this old it has hardened and become much tougher and it is great for making guitars out of with fantastic resonance. The beautiful Read more about Jazz bass from reclaimed floor joist[…]
I have just started work on a new custom guitar – this one is an archtop design similar to a Les Paul but with a double cutaway of my own design. I reached the design by combining a Les Paul and a Telecaster shape and tweaking them until I liked the shape. I use Photoshop Read more about A new build! Archtop double cutaway[…]
This is a lovely Cigano GJ-10 Gypsy Jazz Guitar, based on the original Selmer Maccaferri guitars like Django Reinhardt used to play. Cigano is a good quality Chinese made brand which represents an entry level for this kind of guitar, although they still cost over £500! This one has a couple of issues so it Read more about Working on a Cigano GJ-10 Gypsy Jazz Guitar[…]
Welcome to AE Guitars, a new venture for me. I have decided to put my experience of building and working on guitars to better use and have launched AE Guitars as a way to provide a really high quality guitar tech service to guitarists in Kent and Sussex. Whilst the venture is recent, my experience Read more about Stop worrying! Your guitar problems are solved[…]