M-tone Flight Risk 11 – copper top

I made this guitar for the 2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show local wood challenge. It is made from a fir beam that came out of my shop ceiling. It has a two piece body and the board was first used in 1902. It has a very tight straight vertical grain that represents about 125 years of growth. The top is hand hammered copper with a hot chemical patina. This is a very resonant guitar – the  neck and body just vibrate together in your in your hands in the best possible way.

  • Fir body: very old wood with a lacquer finish
  • Fralin noiseless P-90 pickups
  • M-tone bolt-through bridge
  • Copper top with steel pickguard and aluminum insert. Enameled steel control plates
  • 8 lbs. 2 oz.
  • Hipshot locking tuners
  • Nut 1 & 21/32”
  • Fir neck with C shape carve and 12″ radius and lacquer tobacco burst finish
  • Roasted Birdseye fingerboard and back of headstock
  • 1st fret .870 and 12th fret .970
  • Jescar frets 55090
  • Mono vertigo case
  • $4400 with free shipping within the continental USA (contact me for shipping outside the US)