Stormy Monday

Authentically vintage in both voicing and output, the Stormy Monday humbucker is completely handwound with vintage correct 42 AWG plain enamel wire and handcrafted with butyrate bobbins, calibrated sand cast Alnico II magnet, solid nickel silver baseplate and cover.

As with the early ‘Patent Applied For’ (PAF) humbuckers, the coils are wound asymmetrically for extended frequency response and touch sensitive feel. The Stormy Monday faithfully reproduces the tones of the brighter ’57 and ’58 era PAFs with smooth natural sustain, wonderful pick dynamics and string separation. Low notes have warmth and fullness; the highs are sweet and mellow while the mids are slightly scooped producing a soft, percussive vintage tone.

Bridge Output = 7.7k – Neck Output = 7.1k

The Mule.

Classic ‘PAF’ vintage tone, a balanced and well rounded tone with more than enough power for almost any application. A great warmth, depth and an articulate sound these are perfect for a Maple Capped GT.

“The Mule humbuckers are built and voiced as faithful reproductions of the best sounding late ’59 PAFs with a differing number of turns of vintage correct 42 AWG plain enamel wire on each coil. This results in outstanding clarity and extended dynamic range. Even at low levels of gain, smooth harmonic feedback, full of overtones is possible, while clean sounds have depth and unmistakable vintage character.”

Bridge Output = 8.4k – Neck Output = 7.3k

The Black Dog

An aggressive, throaty humbucker with deep bottom-end, muscular mids, smooth highs and more output than a vintage PAF. Without any switching available and just the volume & tone the Black Dog is so versatile and will cover a lot of ground, for the quilt maple, cocobolo & ebony caps you’d be hard pushed to get better in the GTA.

The Black Dog humbucker is designed for players that need a vintage voiced pickup with extra weight in the mid range. A stronger, richer mid and extended bass response lends itself to hot blues and hard rock tones without compromising clarity. Clean tones have depth and a full bodied ring to each string with excellent note separation in chords.

Bridge Output = 9.4k – Neck Output = 7.7k

The Riff Raff

The Riff Raff humbucker is based on the shorter rough cast Alnico V PAFs of 1960, with a more symmetrical wind of 42 AWG plain enamel wire providing more focus in the upper-mids and brighter highs. While the same build standard and components of the other vintage humbuckers in the range apply, the Riff Raff delivers a more aggressive vintage tone and unmistakable rock voice. The bottom-end is deep but very controlled and coupled with the extra cut in the high-end, allow for plenty of snap and a classic range of organic, clean and driven tones.

Although voiced as a vintage rock humbucker, hard rock and metal players will enjoy the punchy and focused tone when used with high-gain rigs

Bridge Output = 8.2k – Neck Output = 7.4k

Blue Note (P90)

Authentically vintage in both voicing and output, the Stormy Monday humbucker is completely handwound with vintage correct 42 AWG plain enamel wire and handcrafted with butyrate bobbins, calibrated sand cast Alnico II magnet, solid nickel silver baseplate and cover.

As with the early ‘Patent Applied For’ (PAF) humbuckers, the coils are wound asymmetrically for extended frequency response and touch sensitive feel. The Stormy Monday faithfully reproduces the tones of the brighter ’57 and ’58 era PAFs with smooth natural sustain, wonderful pick dynamics and string separation. Low notes have warmth and fullness; the highs are sweet and mellow while the mids are slightly scooped producing a soft, percussive vintage tone.

Bridge Output = 7.5k – Neck Output = 6.8k

Nantucket (P90)

Arguably the ultimate pickup with the best tonal elements of humbuckers and single coils, the P90 single coil has a distinct and gutsy tone all of its own.

Scatter-wound by hand with 42AWG plain enamel wire and using sand cast, vintage cut Alnico V magnets, the tone of the Nantucket humbucker-sized P90 is raw and in your face. The wide, squat coil creates a fatter tone compared to a Strat or Tele coil, while the twin magnet design gives all the power of a humbucker. Low notes are solid and tight, while the upper mids really grind. The upper mids never sound harsh, but fat and chunky. High notes can really sing and with a slightly breaking up tube amp, wonderful harmonic feedback is possible. A touch sensitive dynamic and the ability to clean up well as the volume is backed off, the Nantucket HSP90 really does lend itself to a huge range of playing styles.

Bridge Output = 7.9k – Neck Output = 7.1k

Switching Options

The Selector Switches
The GT models come with either a 3 way
selector or a 5 way rotary.
The 3 way being the standard on the GT,
the 5 way being the standard on the GTS
& GTO. 5 x 2mm Mother of Pearl dots are
inlaid into the Cap to show the intervals
between selections.. Both pots split
the humbuckers across the range, the
volume pot splitting the neck and the
tone pot splitting the bridge pickup.
3 way selections gives 8 options:-

Neck
Neck split
Neck & Bridge
Neck split & Bridge
Neck with Bridge split
Neck split & Bridge split
Bridge split
Bridge

The 5 Way rotary gives 13 options
(Position 1-5):-

Bridge Humbucker
Bridge split (off Tone Push-Push)
Bridge Slug & Neck Screw (Jazz Tone)
Neck & Bridge
Neck split & Bridge
Neck with Bridge split
Neck split & Bridge split
Neck & Bridge out of phase
Neck split & Bridge out of phase
Neck & Bridge split out of phase
Neck with Bridge split out of phase
Neck split
Neck Humbucker

Jensen Capcacitors
The Jensen BKP 0.022μfd capacitor are
the standard capacitor on all our models,
tried and tested we feel these are the
best caps for our guitars. Offering a great
range of tone.
The Jensen BKP 0.022μfd capacitor are
For over 60 years Jensen have been
making hi-end capacitors. Today, they
are made using a special purified
mineral oil and the unique production
process ensures not only a high
quality capacitor but a long lasting
one. Furthermore, Jensen have their
own soldering process which provides
minimum inductance and excellent
internal electrical connection.

Necks

“C” neck shape.

The neck profiles have 3 thicknesses, thin, medium & heavy, the width at the nut is 43mm

“Thin” starts at 0.900″ at the 1st to 0.950″ at the 12th-14th.

The measurement is taken from the centre of the board to the underside where the stringer sits. Each neck is individually hand made, we do not use round over router bits on the necks, we use a spoke shave and mill files measuring by eye and the callipers till we’re close, then the necks are “shoe shined” with 220 grit & 320 grit. The turn into the heel is as late as we feel it can go and there is a slight taper down into the heel to enable better access to the upper frets.

We can also take measurements from you and tailor the neck to your own requirements.

All the necks are 1 piece Mahogany cut in two then a maple/rosewood*/maple stringer is added for strength and the aesthetic before we rout for the internal truss rod channel. A single screwed in hand made rosewood* truss rod cover easily opens up to reveal the truss rod for swift adjustments.

 

“C” neck shape.

The neck profiles have 3 thicknesses, thin, medium & heavy, the width at the nut is 43mm

“Medium” starts at 0.925″ at the 1st to 0.975″ at the 12th-14th.

The measurement is taken from the centre of the board to the underside where the stringer sits. Each neck is individually hand made, we do not use round over router bits on the necks, we use a spoke shave and mill files measuring by eye and the callipers till we’re close, then the necks are “shoe shined” with 220 grit & 320 grit. The turn into the heel is as late as we feel it can go and there is a slight taper down into the heel to enable better access to the upper frets.

We can also take measurements from you and tailor the neck to your own requirements.

All the necks are 1 piece Mahogany cut in two then a maple/rosewood*/maple stringer is added for strength and the aesthetic before we rout for the internal truss rod channel. A single screwed in hand made rosewood* truss rod cover easily opens up to reveal the truss rod for swift adjustments.

“C” neck shape.

The neck profiles have 3 thicknesses, thin, medium & heavy, the width at the nut is 43mm

“Heavy” starts at 0.950″ at the 1st to 1.000″ at the 12th-14th.

The measurement is taken from the centre of the board to the underside where the stringer sits. Each neck is individually hand made, we do not use round over router bits on the necks, we use a spoke shave and mill files measuring by eye and the callipers till we’re close, then the necks are “shoe shined” with 220 grit & 320 grit. The turn into the heel is as late as we feel it can go and there is a slight taper down into the heel to enable better access to the upper frets.

We can also take measurements from you and tailor the neck to your own requirements.

All the necks are 1 piece Mahogany cut in two then a maple/rosewood*/maple stringer is added for strength and the aesthetic before we rout for the internal truss rod channel. A single screwed in hand made rosewood* truss rod cover easily opens up to reveal the truss rod for swift adjustments.

Electric guitars hand built in the United Kingdom