Red Box guitar

This one was a commission (thanks Jackson!) from a bass player who wanted a smaller, practice instrument, so it’s a 17″ scale steel string guitar, tuned E-A-D-G.

The key to this design is simplicity. The body is a wooden basswood box stained red, adorned with brass corners and screened sound hole grommets. It has a mahogany neck and walnut fingerboard with inlayed fret markers at frets 5, 7, 12, & 15.

Rosewood nut and bridge, and tuning machines that were salvaged off a broken guitar I found sticking out of a trashcan in Hollywood (Hollywood’s a weird place). Headstock is a continuation of the mahogany neck with the addition of two pieces of maple for added contrast.