Double bound, chambered, reclaimed one piece Mahogany body with two-piece ash back. T-Bar neck joint and string block. Button shellac finish over original ageing to mahogany body. Two-tone sunburst nitro’ finish to ash back. Clear nitro’ to headstock and neck. Light relic.
25.5” scale length. Mahogany neck, C profile, 12” radius Rosewood board. Bone nut, pearloid dots. Two-way truss rod. 22 frets, Evo-Gold 55110. Kluson tuners.
Vintage 1971 Gibson Mini-Humbuckers from a Les Paul Deluxe, set in aged nickel rings. CTS pots, Switchcraft toggle switch & jack. NCG Short Tail P20 steel bridge, Bigsby ready. NCG strap buttons & string tree. Haramis Hardware knobs & tip. Weighs 7 lb 9 oz
The body is reclaimed antique mahogany, approximately 30 mm thick. This timber was a mahogany workshop cutting table from Henry Swann Gentlemen’s Outfitter and Tailor in Nottingham. 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.
NCG Guitars are hand made in our Nottingham workshop. The current range evolved from the alloy NCG Moneymaker guitar project. Our concepts are original incorporating as many parts of our own design and manufacture as possible.
We only use top quality materials and woods and wherever possible try to source in the UK.
We have developed are own range of Tele’ and hardtail bridges, along with neck plates, string trees, string ferrule blocks, strap buttons and the alloy NCG T-Bar. All metal hardware is bespoke and made locally in Nottingham. NCG bridges and parts are available to buy separately, please enquire.
Some guitars are made from reclaimed woods and no two instruments are the same. It’s the small details that makes all the difference, such as the individual decals, Custom Cooletch pickguards and switch rings hand-made in Newcastle upon Tyne or the Haramis knobs, admittedly all the way from New Jersey.