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
Quick progress update. Here are the first three guitars from the Blackguard series – 6 guitars crafted from 30yr old pine. A jazzmaster style with custom handwound H-cover humbuckers, a Standard telecaster and a Tele Custom style, both with sets of my handwound pickups.
Posted by The Creamery on March 26, 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
The traditional tele neck sound – A clear bright tone with smooth mid frequencies and warm, rounded lows. The soft attack of the Alnico 2 poles is ideal for a clean tele sound. Nickel plated silver cover, vintage style cloth covered lead wire and wax potted – can be matched with a vintage tele bridge for a 50s tele sound and great for reverb.
More details and soundfiles when the site goes live.
Posted by The Creamery on February 4, 2010
A couple of Humbuckers, Telecaster Bridge & Neck pickups and a P90 before potting. Vintage cloth pushback leads for the single coils and braided pushback for the Humbuckers. I’m having the pickups professionally shot for the site but here’s a quick pic of just some of the range prior to going live.
Posted by The Creamery on January 26, 2010