Ordering

Our aim is to make each Chris George guitar unique and special to the owner.

Each guitar should take on it's own identity; whether it be an acoustic archtop or electric resonator - or any point in between!

There is no production line and there is no batch building. Every guitar is focused on individually for the customer.

Each guitar may be loved and cherished but above all it is made to be played and played.

If you would like to discuss your own custom build then please contact us and, of course, you are very welcome to visit us to explore details and options in greater depth.

There can be up to a six month waiting list but this does vary. Allow about 6 weeks for your guitar to be built from the time we start the build.

Prices start from £1800 but vary dependent upon the options that you choose.

For Sale

This guitar is identical to the one featured in Guitarist Magazine June 2015 and in my featured build1/2015 except it is NOT distressed and it features two volumes and one tone rather than one volume and two tones - and obviously the Bigsby is new, not 40+ years old.

 

Price: £2200 including Hiscox case

Specification

  • Single cut solid electric
  • Body wood Alder forearm chamfer and 'belly cut' contouring
  • Slab cut maple set neck
  • Maccassar ebony fingerboard with 25inch scale, 12inch radius, 22 frets
  • Depth at 1st fret 21.7mm
  • Depth at 12th fret 23.5mm
  • String spacing at nut 35mm
  • String spacing at bridge 51mm
  • Evo gold medium fretwire
  • Two way adjustable truss rod and twin carbon fibre bars
  • Lollar Gold Foil pickups
  • SLR roller nut
  • TonePros roller bridge
  • Bigsby B5 vibrato
  • Two volume and one
  • Tone control
  • Three way selector switch
  • Electrosocket output jack
  • Daphne Blue Nitro gloss finish
  • Schaller Stap Locks

The guitars listed here are offered for sale at considerably discounted prices. They were built NOT as custom orders but as prototypes to experiment with different shapes/techniques /hardware/electronics. For full spec. please contact us.

GUITAR Single Cut Fat Custom Classic
PRICE £1800
TYPE Single cutaway twin humbucker Electric
BODY Half chambered mahogany with quilted maple caved cap
NECK Triple spliced mahogany
F/BOARD Bound macassar ebony 25" scale 12" rad
HARDWARE TonePros wraparound bridge & tuners,Schaller strap locks, electro socket
ELECTRONICS Bare Knuckle PG Blues pickups, concentric vol and tone controls, 3-way slider switch
FINISH Gloss Nitro cellulose "Autumn Burst"
COMMENT Quite a "Gibby" feel to this guitar. It weighs in at 8.2lbs. The neck is a "chunky" C profile and the pickups are unspotted and out of phase with each other.
SOLD

GUITAR Curly Redwood Drop Top Electric
PRICE £1500
TYPE Double cut drop top twin pickup electric
BODY Mahogany with curly redwood top
NECK Triple spliced mahogany
F/BOARD Macassar ebony 24.75” scale 12 rad
HARDWARE Gotoh 501 tuners, Bigsby B5 vibrato, TonePros Roller bridge. Schaller strap locks, SLR roller nut
ELECTRONICS Bareknuckle “Blackdog” Bridge HB, “Blue Note” P90 neck
FINISH Gloss tobacco burst to body, satin to back of neck
COMMENT

This one is known as ‘Ivor’ because tuner knobs, control knobs, bindings and fret markers are all grained ivoroid!
It is a rare guitar for me in that it has 24 frets but the design, with two pickups, dictated it.


GUITAR Aged 33G
PRICE £1800
TYPE Twin cutaway semi hollow carved top electric
BODY Chambered mahogany with curly redwood carved top
NECK Triple spliced mahogany
F/BOARD Macassar ebony 25”scale 12”rad
HARDWARE Bigsby B5 Vibrato with VibraMate string retainer, TonePros locking tuners & roller bridge, Schaller strap locks
ELECTRONICS Custom wound Lollar Imperials, Freeway 6way selector, Two Vol two tones,Electro socket
FINISH “Aged” clear nitro cellulose
COMMENT

The neck is more Gibby than Fender and the “aged” nitro finish is crazed but no deliberated ‘dings” nor “dents” or false wear to the body nor neck.


GUITAR Spider Bridge Acoustic Resonator
PRICE £1800
TYPE Acoustic resonator
BODY Solid Koa top, Solid Australian Blackwood back & sides
NECK

Spliced maple with tobacco burst

F/BOARD

Rosewood 25” scale 12” Rad.

BINDINGS

Bloodwood with fine line b/w

HARDWARE Schaller tuners & straplocks
ELECTRONICS None
FINISH

Nitro. Gloss to body satin to back of neck

COMMENT

Very solidly built


GUITAR CE-N SOLIDO
PRICE £1500
TYPE Thinline cutaway semi-solid electro Nylon-string
BODY Chambered swamp ash with Lutz spruce top
NECK

Spliced mahogany with truss rod

F/BOARD Indian rosewood 25” scale and 14” rad
HARDWARE Rubner tuners
ELECTRONICS Fishman Matrix Infinity
FINISH Gloss Nitro with tinted satin top and back of neck
COMMENT

Reviewed by Guitarist Presents Acoustic mag 2017 who concluded:-“Chris’s build and attention to the smallest details puts his work up amongst the best there is in the world”


GUITAR Surf Green Special
PRICE £2000
TYPE Semi hollow, carved to, set neck electric
BODY Hollow mahogany with carved mahogany top
NECK Triple spliced mahogany
F/BOARD Bound ebony,25” scale 12 rad
HARDWARE

Bigsby B7 Vibrato.Tone pros bridge, Scahaller tuners, Dunlop dual strap locks

ELECTRONICS

TV Jones Classic neck and Powertron Bridge pickups One Vol two tones

FINISH Gloss surf green nitro
COMMENT

Really lovely Gretsch type guitar, It is a set neck although from the back it looks like a neck through body. Ebony headfacing, pickguard and arm rest. It was featured in Guitarist mag March 2012 and on the front of their 2013 calendar, There is also a sound clip of it being demonstrated by I think Mick Taylor of Guitarist somewhere on Youtube.


GUITAR Acoustic
PRICE £1800
TYPE Acoustic (oo sized)
14.25” lower bout, 4.125” deep, body length 19.6”
BODY Spalted maple back and sides, torrefied sitka spruce top. koa bindings with fine line b/w/b purflings
NECK Korina with two way truss rod
F/BOARD Macassar ebony 25.5” scale. 14” rad. Evo gold fretwire
HARDWARE Nickel lightweight, back locking tuners, Schaller strap locks
ELECTRONICS None
FINISH Satin nitro cellulose to top and neck, gloss to headfacing back and sides
COMMENT Lovely smallish acoustic with loads of charm.
SOLD