At the request of TTony and a few others I will share my ongoing 20th Anniversary build here.
We present Our 20th anniversary model Lion.
To celebrate 20 years since I first put a Feline logo on a guitar headstock (sometime end of 1992- early 1993) I decided to do something a bit special.
We decided to make a special run of guitars to celebrate the 20 year anniversary
Only 12 of this spectacular guitar will be built. (actually 13 as one is for my own keeping so 12 will be sold to the public)
This guitar is based on our very popular Lion model, and features all MY favourite features - based on what I have found makes for an incredibly sensitive and responsive guitar. (it's a bit like the Chef's special in a posh restaurant).
Pearl inlaid Feline logo on headstock
Sperzel locking machineheads
Earvana compensated tuning nut
3 piece quartersawn mahogany neck with volute and 2 way truss rod
Ebony Board with special split Mother of Pearl /Abalone inlays
Ivoroid Binding with Black tahiti pearl side dots
Deep set full width tenon joint - very strong and great tonal tansfer.
Feline all access neck joint - easy access to top frets
Dunlop 6000 fretwire with great fretjob
5A flame or Quilted Maple tops on 2 piece mahogany body
Carefully weight relieved body to enhance tone and give target weight of 8-9(ish)lbs
the bare guitar weighs between 5-6lbs, the pickups and hardware weighs about 2lbs and the paint weighs nearly a pound (amazingly)
Bare Knuckle Pickups
TonePros bridge & TonePro Split Studs for tailpiece
Lightweight aluminium tailpiece - adds top end sizzle
Laser etched 20th anniversary logo on cover plate
CTS/Bare Knuckle custom taper 550k ohm control pots
Jensen /Bare Knuckle Paper in Oil capacitors for tone controls
Switchcraft jack socket
All cavities screened with nickel screening paint
Anodised Aluminium rear cover plates
Hiscox Liteflite guitar case and custom tool pouch
Certificate of Authenticity
Price will be £2995.00 (excl carriage)
This is the first prototype that was built earlier in the year , but the other 11 are following on now at a sensible pace.
The cover plates on the rear are now anodised aluminium and the lower plate is laser etched
The all access neck joint is still as sexy as ever....
Tonepros and Bare Knuckles
Next post I will show some of the work in progress on the next models.....