SB3; A workhorse guitar for the modern guitarist

 The concept for this guitar design (body shape, headstock and neck profile, and core wiring system) was to draw on the influence and reliability of session musician favourites -the classic ‘workhorse’ guitars, such as Tele and SG type guitars and create a beautiful, hard-working and effortlessly playable guitar for the 21st century, but with a classic look.

A thin-line style SB3 with a multi-scale neck

With that in mind, I opted for a single cutaway shape to give good contact between the neck and the body but opted for a through body construction, so we could push the heel back and give it an ergonomic feel. With a greatly reduced body size and depth (typical 35mm), we are able to offer guitars that can way under 6lb, fully fitted out, particularly when coupled with light weight tulip wood, this is further enhanced with a headstock, engineered for light weight, which we typically fit with Schaller M6 Mini or Gotoh Mini tuning machines.

The neck is made as a three part neck as standard, with a soft trapezoid/V profile, giving a wider flat panel in the middle of the neck and a soft curve on the upper and lower. This gives three strong positions all the way down the neck to anchor the thumb. Our fret boards are planed flat and then given a massive -near flat radius, resulting in a fast and comfortable neck, offering strong bends and playability that is hard to put down!

To finish the guitar properly, we fit a Schaller 3D bridge as standard -a precision bridge for a precision guitar! This is a beautifully engineered bridge with 3 axis adjustable saddles and a thick machined bass for bags of sustain! We also offer our standard SB3 wiring system to give masses of tonal variety, even with just one pickup. this includes a tone isolator switch, which removes the tone pot from the wiring, lowering the impedance on the circuitry and offering a very quick switch between a modern high gain tone and a creamy blues lead, without touching your amp!

We typically have stock of this guitar to buy directly, but like all of our original models, we can supply this guitar as a custom in most any configurations  you can think of


The headstock is designed to reduce weight
The headstock is designed to reduce weight