Here’s the rough first mock-up of the new pickup packaging. When you buy a single pickup it will come in the new ‘cigarette pack’ style box. Maybe I should have vending machines in your local guitar shop – just swipe your card and take a pack.
I’m on course now for the site to launch at the end of May – Everything is in place, just testing the online shop and hoping to record some demo videos.
Posted by The Creamery on May 17, 2010
Not the best looking guitar in town due to the three pickup configuration and cream P90 covers (which I’m changing to black) but the sounds you can coax from this guitar are just sweet. The heavier gauge strings, coupled with a one piece heavy mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard and fatter sounding P90 pickups rather than tele/strat types give this guitar a real warmth.
Posted by The Creamery on March 18, 2010
A vintage sound, rich and full of warmth with great harmonics. A real creamier sound when overdriven. Chrome plated nicker cover & vintage braided hookup wire.
Posted by The Creamery on March 17, 2010
Just a quick post – Here’s a closeup pic of the headstock design. After playing around with more a few more sharper versions I finally settled on this curved variation on the traditional format.
Each headstock will have the logo, guitar name, serial number and the date on which each guitar was crafted.
Posted by The Creamery on March 15, 2010
Humbucker Tech. Specs. Magnets: Alnico 5 Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel Lead Wire: Vintage Braided Neck Approx. Winds: Pole 4200 / Screw 4915 Neck Output: 6.7k Bridge Approx. Winds: Pole 3718 / Screw 3412 Neck Output: 8.0k Balanced mids, snappy lows and a top-end with room to breath. The Alnico magnet is brighter sounding than [...]
Posted by The Creamery on March 14, 2010
Named after a comment I overheard whilst climbing off the train at Manchester Piccadilly station, as a group of guys climbed on, eager to get back home south.
A tele take on the Les Paul Junior. Whilst waiting for a batch of parts to arrive so I could wind the single P90 needed, the guitar was wired up with an old Gibson P90 I had lying around. Eager to hear a P90 in the bridge position the old Gibson pickup was only ever meant to be temporary measure, especially as this was a neck pickup, the pole spacing too narrow for the wider telecaster bridge.
Posted by The Creamery on March 12, 2010
Just got the promo cards back from the printers. It’s all coming together. Recoded most of the soundfiles for both guitars & pickups. Just got to finish off the final versions of the Fuzz and tremolo pedals, record the tones and get them on the site. Completion of the online store is the priority then its time to roll up my sleeves and get back to work – those pickups don’t wind themselves.
Posted by The Creamery on March 11, 2010
Taking inspiration from the phrase, “The Telecaster: The Plank That Made Good” please be upstanding for Guitar 007 – Blackguard Three. The dry pine was such good wood, with such great tonal characteristics I couldn’t let any go to waste – hence ‘The Plank’ , or the nickname that seems to have stuck, ‘The Mutt’. The obvious choice of guitar to build with these offcuts was a Telecaster style. It just seemed the right thing to do. So here it is in all its ragged glory – Blackguard Three: A telecaster style guitar with handwound pickups and the bite & twang you’d expect.
Handcrafted Fenruary 2010.
Posted by The Creamery on March 9, 2010
Taking inspiration from the phrase, “The Telecaster: The Plank That Made Good” please be upstanding ‘Blackguard Three’. The dry pine was such good wood, with such great tonal characteristics I couldn’t let any go to waste – hence ‘The Plank’ , or the nickname that seems to have stuck, ‘The Mutt’. The obvious choice of guitar to build with these offcuts was a Telecaster style. It just seemed the right thing to do. So here it is in all its ragged glory – Blackguard Three: A telecaster style guitar with handwound pickups and the bite & twang you’d expect.
Posted by The Creamery on March 8, 2010
The first in a series of 6 guitars carved from a 30yr old pine. Introducing No.1 – Based on the famous Jazzmaster shape. 2 Custom, scatterwound humbuckers with chrome plated nickel H-covers. Gotoh bridge & stoptail. 1 tone, 1 volume, 3 way switching. CTS pots & vintage capacitor. Body treated with nothing more then Danish oil.
Posted by The Creamery on February 28, 2010