Blue Hawaii is my take on the classic single cutaway semi-hollow body axe. This beauty has active Pickups provided by EMG giving a tone like no other. I fall in love with each instrument that I build, but this one I have a hard time putting down.
I find the tone to be in that sweet jazzy/blues category and the sustain is something special.
I crafted this guitar out of a a single piece of mango wood. I first cut the top off to allow the ability to lighten and hollow the body. I grabbed my favorite blue dye and added the powerful and tranquil tone as a translucent finish allowing the beautiful grain to remain.
Being a speculation build, I left this double action truss rod neck a little on the bulky side… some love it, some don’t… personally I find it very comfortable after the initial 1/2 hour of playing. However, my intention was to allow the new caretaker of this instrument to define what works for them. I prefer to have my family of players feel the instrument and make the modifications.
- One initial piece of Mango
- Top Removed and translucent Dye
- EMG® Active Pickups and Electronics
- Gothoh® Locking Tuners
- Gothoh® Modern Bridge
- Tusq® Nut
- Maple Fingerboard
- Dual Action Truss Rod
- Mother of Pearl Inlay
- Quick Access Battery Compartment
- Barefoot Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Hardshell Case
This Guitar has decided to go and live in Phoenix, Az. Congratulations Lucky!