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Custom Built Guitars, 'Build Your Own' (BYO) Guitar Tuition

Guitar Maintenance, Customisation & Repair Services

Tel: +44 (0) 7748 112214

@: info@mg-guitars.co.uk

Custom Shop - if you can dream it - then we can build it!

Custom Build

This is where you get to design your dream guitar.  Most things are possible and don't cost the earth!


The starting point is body shape, wood choice, neck profile and scale length.  Essentially, you choose a configuration that suits you - not just what is available.  In doing so, think about the type of music you like, the players and their instruments and the sound they create.  We're all ears hear at MG-GUITARS and know a thing or two about great tone.  Now isn't that a bit different to going into your local music shop and being sold to? 


A note about finishing.   MG-GUITARS are typically finished in a Carnuba wax, hand-rubbed, or Wudtone finishes which utilise natural pigmented dyes, waxes and lacqures to create stunning finishes.  All MG-GUITARS have a natural look and 'organic' feel  - the finishes allow the tone of the wood to contribute their magic to the sound of the instrument.


Body options reflect the classics - T-Type, S-Type, LP-Type, and hybrids like the TS-Type.  And for basses - the J-Type, the P-Type and of course the hybrid PJ-Type.  MG-GUITARS sources unusual combinations - as shown on the right and in the Gallery.  Wood choice is important but but just one of the ingredients that combine to make a great instrument. MG-GUITARS uses bodies produced by GuitarBuildUK, Jamerson Guitars (USA), Renegade GuitarWorks (USA), and Mighty Mite (USA).


Necks are typically Canadian Rock Maple with Rosewood or Ebony fingerboards by Allparts, Olivewood Guitars (Canada) or Might Mite with a variety of neck profiles fret options.  Necks are either finished in a highly durable light poly lacqure or hand rubbed utilising Wudone's neck finishes.


A note about pickup choice - the world is your oyster and we will accomodate all commers (Seymore Duncan, Bare Knuckle etc.).  However, we are impressed by Tonerider Pickups which provide a great stock solution.  For excellence in tone and noiseless pickup technology MG-GUITARS likes to use Lace Sensor Pickups and for the boutique enthusiasts and tone junkies hand made custom wound pickups are available through Catswhisker Pickups.


Hardware:  MG-GUITARS is fussy about the hardware used for bridge and tuners.  Wilkinson hardware are used in our stock builds and, for the rockers, genuine Floyd Rose tremolos.  However, we like to experiment - for example - the "new kid on the block" from Wudtone - a bridge with superb tuning stability and sustain - a great option for a premium build.


See what is for sale ....

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T-Type with Spalted Maple top and back

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PRS-Type Thinline - Mahogany with flame maple top

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T-Type (Thinline) - Ash body

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S-Type - Ash and Spalted Maple top

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T-Type - Mahogany and Ziricote top

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Flame Maple and Rosewood neck

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Catswhisker Wide Range pickup


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Wilkinson VSVG bridge

Classic Models / Specifications

T-Type

 

Body: Swamp Ash, Ash

Neck:  Canadian Rock Maple, Rosewood fingerboard; 21 medium/jumbo frets, MoP dot markers, bone nut.

Pickups: choice of Tonerider, Catswhisker

Bridge: Wlikinson (Nickel, Chrome, or Gold)

Tuners: Wlikinson Vintage (Nickel, Chrome, or Gold)

Finishes: hand rubbed wax or Wudtone

Nice touches: wooden pickguard

 

 


S-Type

 

Body: Swamp Ash, Ash, Mahogany, Walnut

Neck:  Canadian Rock Maple, Rosewood fingerboard; 21 or 22 medium/jumbo frets, MoP dot markers, Tusq nut.

Pickups: choice of Tonerider, Catswhisker or Lace Sensor

Bridge: Wlikinson (Nickel, Chrome, or Gold)

Tuners: Shaller-style locking (Nickel, Chrome, or Gold)

Finishes: hand rubbed wax or Wudtone

Nice touches: wooden pickguard

 

 

 

TS-Type

 

Body: Swamp Ash or Alder

Neck: Canadain Rock Maple, Rosewood fingerboard; 21 medium/jumbo frets; MoP dot markers, Tusq nut.

Pickups: choice of Tonerider, Catswhisker, Lace Sensor

Bridge: Wlikinson (Nickel, Chrome, or Gold)

Tuners: Shaller-style locking (Nickel, Chrome, Gold)

Finishes: hand rubbed wax or Wudtone

 

 

LPS-Type

 

Body: Mahogany with maple top

Neck: Mahogany with rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium/jumbo frets

Pickups: choice of Tonerider, Catswisker

Hardware: Gotoh

Finishes: hand-rubbed wax or Wudtone

Nice touches: wooden truss rod cover and pickguard

 

J-Type

 

Body: Alder

Neck: Canadian Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard

Pickups: Wilkinson, Tonerider

Hardware: Gotoh, Hipshot

Nice touches: wooden pickguard

 

LPJ-Type

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Canadian Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard

Pickups: Tonerider P90 and coil-tapped HB

Hardware: Gotoh

Nice touches: rear-routed control cavity with matching wooded cover; wooden truss rod cover, metal pickup rings

 

S-Type 'Ddraig' (Dragon)

Body: drop-top Maple/Koa/etc. on Mahogany back

Neck: Candian Flame Maple with Rosewood fingerboard

Pickups: Tonerider P90 and coil-tapped HB

Hardware: Gotoh

Nice touches: rear-routed control cavity with matching wooded cover; wooden truss rod cover, metal pickup rings

 

 

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Solid Ash - hand rubbed wax finish with solid Walnut pickguard

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Wudtone Dark Onyx finish


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Wudtone Carmine Gypsy

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Hand rubbed wax finish with solid Rosewood pickguard


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TS-Type in Swamp Ash (see For Sale for other examples).







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Mahogany / Flam Maple

hand rubbed wax finish; solid Rosewood pickguard



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