We would not recommend customisation or re-finishing of vintage guitars. However, we undertake machining, routing and carving of necks and bodies and fitting custom parts and upgrades, including Mastery Bridge and Bigsby. We are currently producing our own custom guitar parts as detailed below. These are available to buy and some are used in our own guitar designs. All parts are machined from Aircraft Grade 6082 Aluminium.
NCG Guitars are hand made in our Nottingham workshop. The current range evolved from the original alloy Moneymaker guitar project. Our concepts are original, incorporating as many components of our own design as possible.
We only use top quality materials and woods and wherever possible try to source in the UK, although we do have some great pickups from overseas and currently source machine heads elsewhere.
We have developed are own range of Tele’ and hardtail bridges, along with string trees, string ferrule blocks, strap buttons and the alloy NCG T-Bar. All metal hardware is bespoke and made locally in Nottingham. Other parts are in the pipeline. All 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 pick guards and switch rings, hand made in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Or the Haramis knobs, admittedly all the way from New Jersey. Full details in each listing. Guitars can be made to order, with a choice of finish, necks and pickups.
Circa 2000 American Standard Strat’, originally a natural finish. Re-finished aged Surf Green nitro’ over vintage sunburst. The paint finish was aged to match a photo supplied, all to the client’s spec. New spaghetti logo to headstock. All new metal & plastic parts aged & distressed. Fitted with Bare Knuckle Irish Tour pickups, nitro-cellulose pick guard, re-wired, including Luxe Radio tone capacitor.