SRF CUSTOM BLUE / BLACK FADE w/ Pearl Accents 2/2
This is the Second in the SRF Electric Guitar Series that really started it all. I had a simple idea of making a Guitar that had all the modern abilities and still had a vintage feel and styling. I also wanted to try an Arched Top on a Strat or Tele like body… I have seen others attempt this, but not to this level. With the availability to have some bodies CNC machined, I set out to make Unique Guitars and turned from making a better Strat or Tele.
I am Extremely Proud of these Guitars.. they are truly some of the Best Electric Guitars I have played in 3o+ years.
I was Lucky enough to meet a man named Tom Scott. Tom is a man who built his own CNC machine! That allowed me to be able to machine a quality body with not too much difficulty. Well, it turns out, like most other things, to be a great deal easier to say than to do… The SRF Model took 3 0r 4 prototypes to finalize. One of the Prototypes led to the two VMP’s and two, with a little more machining, became the JZM Models. Tom, who doesn’t usually deal much with Custom Builds, preferring to concentrate on his own designs, never the less was very helpful in flushing out these Guitars for me and I am very thankful for this.
The SRF sports a unique Arched Top body with a radius edge back that eliminates the need for body contours. This leaves you with one Very Balanced and Comfortable instrument! It also has a swooped “F” Hole that functions mainly to save weight. As an Architect, I have learned to use every difficulty and its solution as an opportunity to make design choices. This is a perfect example. The Neck is a Custom, Made to Order, Maple with a Dark Rosewood Fingerboard, 59 Round-back Profile, with synthetic Bone Nut from Musikraft!!! Also Custom Headstock and Badging with Modern String Lock Machine heads. These Necks are my personal favorites and are used exclusively on these Custom Guitars.
As I said in the “About” page.. I build all of these guitars with the intent of being my own personal players. It is Very Much a LABOR OF LOVE!
The Pickups are Modern Gibson SG Mini-Humbuckers with Polished Nickel Covers and Chrome Rings. The Pickups have a full sound with plenty of range and Tons of Bite when you need it as well as all those Bell like tones that minis are so famous for.
This guitar is Hand wired and sports a Gibson Tune-o-Matic Bridge and Stop Tail Piece. The Controls are standard Volume / Tone / Tone with a standard 3 position Blade Switch. The Switch has a custom switch plate. Also Custom chrome Knobs and Switch tip.
Y0u Simply cannot overlook the Custom Finish which was done by our very own Ed Webster. Ed has out done himself again on this one. I did a Mockup (See Extra Photos Link Below… I originally envisioned a Maestro Vibrato as shown on the Mockup) and basically told him that I wanted it to be a Blue / Black Fade. Essentially a black Guitar with Blue highlights and Pearl Accents. What he did was simply Fantastic!!!… He did a Black to Blue Metallic Fade. Where depending on the light and angle a Blue Fade appears. All of this is off set with Pearl Binding and Accents. Carefully review the photos to see the true majesty as my amateur photography just doesn’t due it the justice it deserves!!!
Everything about this Guitar is built for Tone !!!