This is my first ever Red Special replica. I built this guitar with no clue what I was doing but that happens with most things. I dreamt about building this guitar when I was 16 and looked into the possibility of doing so, sadly it wasn't to be.
An opportunity arose when starting 6th form - a teacher took me aside and said he would help me and I could use his class room any time. With tools, wood and a little money, I started building my first guitar. I had basic info and plans from redspecial.info which were my only guide.
The project took a year and the result was pretty good for a first attempt - a few mistakes like bridge placement, which were sorted. Many thanks to the people that helped me - Mr Adoyi, and Richard Long for doing the frets for me.
To this day, I still play this guitar and it has evolved over the last few years with new improvements in hardware and looks. She still plays great even though it was built by a seventeen year old!
|Body||Walnut and ply veneers|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood fingerboard, 12 inch radius.|
|Machine heads||Sperzal Locking tuners|
|Tremolo||Greame Walker custom tremolo|
|Pickups||Adeson BM spec|
|Inlays||Mother of Pearl|
|Pots||220K Log B|