Stratton Custom Guitars Phoenix
This guitar was hand crafted by myself in 10 weeks for my Industrial Design Senior Studio class at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The guitar’s body is made from a single piece of reclaimed Savannah Heart Pine, once used as a roof truss in a historic building in downtown Savannah. The building is dated to 1780, making the wood at least 230 years old. I chose to call it the Phoenix because like the mythical creature reborn from its own ashes, this guitar was born from parts of a building destined for the scrap heap.
I plan to post a video soon, the tone and sustain from the antique heart pine is just staggeringly good.
Here’s some specs on the guitar:
Body: 1-Piece Reclaimed Savannah Heart Pine with a bookmatched Padauk top.
Neck: Bolt-on, 5-piece laminate of Reclaimed Savannah Heart Pine and Padauk.
Fingerboard: Reclaimed Katalox (sometimes referred to as Mexican Ebony). 12” Radius
Scale Length: 25.5”
Bridge: Wilkinson Half-tele (string through body or top loading) with 3 compensated brass saddles
Nut: Unbleached Bone
Pickups: Handwound Lollar P90’s
Electronics: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 way Toggle (Handwired using vintage correct PIO caps by Emerson Custom)
Tuners: Gotoh 14:1 Chrome
Frets: 21 Medium-Jumbo, 12” radius
Finish: Hand Applied Natural Oil
Huge thanks to: