Move outside the box. NCG Moneymaker. Hybrid aircraft grade 6082 aluminium & spruce shells. Semi-hollow sculpted body. 25.5” scale length, C profile Maple neck, Zebrawood fingerboard, 12” radius. 21 frets, Evo Gold FW 55110, bone nut, abalone dots. Two way truss rod. Aged Vandalism Yellow nitro’ lacquer to wood body shells. Hipshot tuners. Bare Knuckle Stormy Mondays pickups, Haramis knobs & switch tip. CTS pots, Switchcraft toggle switch & jack. NCG hardware & bridge. Very well balanced, weighs 8 lb 3 oz
The concept for the Moneymaker was a long time in the making and assisted by Mark Strickland, whose knowledge is invaluable. In our opinion, most of the aluminium alloy guitars on the market were too heavy and usually modelled on traditional styles -why ?! We needed a design that broke with convention, was well balanced and an acceptable weight. The alloy body provides the perfect Faraday cage for the pickups and there is virtually no noise from the Bare Knuckle’s.
The alloy body provides perfect rigid anchoring for all components, increasing sustain and rejecting string vibration – string energy stays where you need it – in the string. Hand made and machined in Nottingham, UK.
We experimented with alloy necks but came to the conclusion that the design works better with a traditional neck.
£3,100 with TKL Vectra hard case.