The latest project at Aperio was a unique Swamp Ash thinline style custom build. Though hollow, this one has a belly cut which is really cool. In addition, this guitar uses top shelf components- Super Vee Maverick Tele Trem Bridge, Joe Barden Strat style Nashville pickups, Sperzel tuners, 6100 stainless steel frets, Ebony position markers, Black Walnut pick guard and back cover, Rosewood knobs, 7 position wiring. To finish it off the body, neck, pick guard and back plate were finished with multiple coats of Tru-Oil for a truly natural finish. For wearability the fingerboard has multi coats of nitro applied over the Tru-Oil, as Tru-Oil on fingerboards wears quickly. This really is a unique and beautiful guitar. Mike, the owner and I started work on this guitar in November of 2014 and completed it the 1st of March, 2015. It was a great project as we both worked together on specifications and the result was exactly what Mike wanted. It was a real joy to build. I’ve come to know Mike and it was a pleasure to get to know him. Below are a few pics of the final guitar and build process.
Here are a few pics from the neck build
And finally some pics from the body build
When you are ready for something unique and ready to take the leap away from the crowd of corporate guitars, give us a call and let’s make something happen!