Friday, December 17, 2010

Coming Soon: The Highline Single Cut

While waiting for my water based lacquer for the Highline Legato to arrive from Target Coatings, I've started the planning phase for the next electric guitar design, which will be named the Highline Single Cut. This guitar was inspired by the Les Paul design, but with several alterations to the legendary guitar's shape.

As you can see in the sketch, the lower horn will be shaped a little differently to reflect my own personal taste. The top of the body will also be carved, but much less so than a Les Paul. My goal is a lighter body without sacrificing the tone you get from a slab of Honduran Mahogany. I haven't decided on a top wood yet, however you can be sure it will be something special.

The headstock will feature my Highline trademark shape and I plan to inlay the logo in Mother of Pearl. I'm not sure yet what I'll do for the markers, but a cool MOP shape is likely.

Of course I'll wind my own pickups for this bad boy and I'm thinking they'll be a touch hotter than a vintage style approach. I love the way Alnico IV magnets sound so that may be what I'll use.

Keep in mind this design is still rough, so it could and probably will change along the way. Stay tuned!


  1. That's going to be one hot guitar. I might have to use that plan instead of the hooligan and put those P90s on it that you made me.

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