NCG Apostle in Mahogany


Reclaimed one piece antique mahogany body, approximately 30 mm thick.

This timber came to us from a regular customer, Alan, who had a mahogany workshop cutting table from Henry Swann Gentlemen’s Outfitter and Tailor in Nottingham. Alan started work at Swann’s in 1967. The business traded from 1907 to 2017 and it is believed the mahogany table was one of the original fittings. It is probably over 150 years old and bears all the marks from decades of trade. We could find no sign of a board joint and the top was over 700 mm wide. After much consideration we decided to leave the original scratches, marks and holes as there is so much history to this piece of wood.

The guitar is elegantly minimal and handles and plays so well. The Bare Knuckle Nantucket screams when played hard and cleans up nicely with the volume rolled back. A linear tone pot with a Vishay cap’ that really works and avoids the mud. Nobody needs more than one pickup.

One piece mahogany body. T-Bar neck joint and string block. Button shellac finish over original ageing. Clear nitro’ to headstock and neck. 25.5” scale length. Roasted maple neck, 10” radius Rosewood board. Bone nut, pearloid dots. Two way truss rod. 22 frets, Jescar 55110. Kluson tuners. Bare Knuckle Pickups Nantucket soap bar P90. CTS pots, Switchcraft jack. Alloy NCG “Bigsby ready” hardtail bridge. Weighs 7 lb 9 oz.

There will be a further three or four similar models from the same piece of mahogany. The design is ideally suited to install a Bigsby B5. TKL Vectra hardcase available separately.

If required, cost with fitted Bigsby B5 is £1280.

NCG bridges are licensed by Mastery Bridge

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