I need a custom guitar built in the UK - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-27-2006, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
I need a custom guitar built in the UK

Can anyone recommend a good guitar builder in the UK? I need someone who can closely copy Ibanez neck and body specs.
Dee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-27-2006, 07:59 PM
 
Eggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cumbria UK
Posts: 1,751
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

If you're willing to pay for it theres a guy who works out of Brampton in Cumbria who makes **** hot custom guitars. I think they're called Dark Machine let me check for a website.

Ben
Eggy is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-27-2006, 08:06 PM
 
Eggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cumbria UK
Posts: 1,751
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

Perhaps I'm wrong on the name as I can't seem to find the site again on Google.
The guy who bui;ds them used to be heavily involved in Overwater guitars but now he does his own custom stuff.

Can anyone help me out with a name ??
His work is heavily influenced by the RG but he uses all kinds of exotic woods etc help me out here guys, I know I'm not just making this up.

Ben
Eggy is offline  
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-27-2006, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

Hey thanks man. If you remember the name I'd be interested to know. I'm not wanting to pay crazy money, just need a solid guitar building by a trusted maker.
Dee is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 04:47 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Posts: 3,619
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

You mean BlackMachine Guitars right?
Thats a good place to start for a custom. 6, 7 and 8 stringers there too!
the.godfather is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 05:19 AM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,274
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deeswift
Can anyone recommend a good guitar builder in the UK? I need someone who can closely copy Ibanez neck and body specs.
I'm just interested in knowing what you would need DIFFERENT from an Ibanez, if you are copying the neck and body specs. Seems like you'd be better of buying an Ibby, and just having it customized.

On the other hand, the blackmachine web site shows some pretty awsome builds...though I am not too fond of the headstock (seems like a Parkanez, and that "label" on the back of the bodies)
Ibateur is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 06:27 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Westmidlands, UK
Posts: 926
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

I know of a guy called Rob Williams. He used to live in Birmingham, which was handy for me cos my dads guitar needed refretting and i had the floyd on my strat routed. He did a top job and i saw some of his own guitars he made, they were top notch. I think he moved to south wales.
ibanez2005 is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 07:20 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Oxfordshire
Posts: 2,244
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

If you dont mind waiting a while, china are making some fine guitars.
Ant1981 is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

Thanks for the replies.

I have heard of BackMachine. I'll look into it.

@ Ibateur -- well, I want something like the guitar in the pic below making:

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/4...ototype6km.jpg

Only difference is it wouldn't have sharktooth inlays (I want a blank fretboard with a bomb design at the octave), and it'd have a reverse headstock.
Dee is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 05:59 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 73
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

check out feline guitars
http://www.felineguitars.com/

the owner of bare knuckle pickups (tim) uses their guitars and he loves them. they look pretty good

rg shape:





ibby headstock shape:



awesome sg 7 string:

90341689 is offline  
post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 08:23 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Posts: 312
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

+1 for Feline Guitars. they do some amazing work. Especially the 7 string Universe i have by them.
maliciousteve is offline  
post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 09:10 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 311
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

thats a cool sg 7-string. can imagine how unbalanced that thing is though
Mister CCJ is offline  
post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 09:47 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 73
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister CCJ
thats a cool sg 7-string. can imagine how unbalanced that thing is though
just move the strap buttons
90341689 is offline  
post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

The Feline's do look good. Cheers for the heads up, I'll consider one.
Dee is offline  
post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 12:03 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 2,645
Re: I need a custom guitar built in the UK

ran guitars i belive is in the UK . they make some cool looking stuff . I am not in the UK so of course i dont know much about how they play .
j.arledge is offline  
Reply

Tags
angus young , bare knuckle pickups , basswood body , custom guitar , custom guitars , headstock shape , ibanez neck , reverse headstock , sharktooth inlay , sharktooth inlays , strap button , strap buttons , tony iommi

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you build your first custom guitar? carlos grijalva Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 06-16-2005 09:17 AM
Ibanez Rgusa Custom Guitar For Sale!! Posin Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 9 06-14-2005 04:52 PM
guitar man with nothing but bad attitude Joshka All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 0 02-25-2004 09:58 AM
I need a custom guitar in 3-4 months! guitarnerd All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 4 09-11-2002 03:46 PM
State of the art in acoustic pups? - For a custom built acou rlintz All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 1 02-18-2002 09:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome