7 String Guitar

JS 7 #1

This guitar was custom built in 2009 and was played on stage at last year’s Download festival in the UK. This is one of two Drake Custom 7 strings built for the previous owner. This instrument is in great condition and has a very stable neck. The owner said that even while touring overseas, he did not have to adjust the neck at all and she played great.

The features are: Quarter sawn Hard Maple neck with dual action truss rod and carbon fiber stabilization bars. 24 fret, 25.5 inch scale, Rosewood fretboard with abalone shell inlays. The peghead veneers and the fret board are made from the same billet of Indian Rosewood. The body is Honduran Mahogany with a natural satin hand rubbed varnish. EMG 707 humbucker pickup with only the volume control, perfect for metal. Black hardware and Dunlope straplocks finish out the equipment. The scratch plate fixed to the face of the guitar can be removed without any damage or screw holes left on the guitar.

New JS 7

This is the second 7 string built for the same customer who had the first JS 7 built. He took his first guitar on tour and liked it so much that he put money down to have me build her a sister. I used the same basic idea but he wanted Swamp Ash for the body and he liked purple, so we went with Purpleheart for the peghead veneers and scratch plate. That is the natural color of the wood. No dyes were used. The neck is quartersawn Hard Maple with a very nice piece of Maccassar Ebony for the fret board. She carries 24 frets and is a 25.5 inch scale length. One modification he wanted to try was the switchable EMG 707 pickup. It can be a single coil of a humbucker with the flip of the mini-switch (note that the mini switch was not installed when the photos were taken thus the small hole by the knob) . A very stable guitar with excellent playability.