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Handbuilt Guitars and other Musical Instruments

Specifications of Instruments (contd.)

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Banjos are available to special order - (see below for specifications) - Please contact Pickard Acoustics

*N.B. LEFT-HAND MODELS OF ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST*

All instruments (unless otherwise specified or requested):
'Flat top' - 'Flat back' - Steel strung (except Ukuleles which are NylgutŪ-strung)
Mahogany is usually used for the neck, blocks and linings.
European Spruce or Western Red Cedar is used for the top, struts and braces.
A fully adjustable truss rod is installed in each steel-strung instrument while Ukulele necks are reinforced with carbon fibre.

All instruments are available in a variety of woods but two styles are designated for pricing purposes as follows:
Style A
Mahogany back and sides
Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay
Style C
Indian Rosewood back and sides
Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay

All instruments are available with a variable degree of decoration but two levels are designated for pricing purposes as follows:
Basic Model
Plain (not bound) fingerboard and peghead
Mother-of-Pearl dot position markers
Black/white/black purfling to body and soundhole
Plastic bindings to top and back.

De Luxe Model
Bound fingerboard and peghead
Mother-of-Pearl diamonds and/or squares position markers
Herring-bone purfling to body and soundhole
Wood bindings to top and back.

Other woods and/or decoration available on request. Tropical rainforest friendly models available. Customization available.
Pick-up Systems
Pick-up systems can be fitted to all instruments.
Pickard Acoustics recommends the use of the appropriate choice from the
Headway Active Pick-up Systems for Acoustic Stringed Instruments range.
Prices on application.

Cases
Cases can be supplied for most instruments.
Pickard Acoustics recommends
Hiscox Cases for Guitars.

N.B.
The above Styles and Models are only examples. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
Nylon-strung Guitars
Nylon-strung guitars are available to special order.
Please contact Pickard Acoustics to discuss your requirements.

Banjos
Banjos are available as 5-string, Plectrum, Tenor or 6-string; and either Open-back or Resonator Models.
Open-back Models have 1/2 inch maple rim with either Tubaphone or Whyte Laydie style tone ring (11" or 12").
Resonator Models have 3/4 inch maple rim with either Flat-top or Arch-top tone ring (11" only).
All Models have double co-ordinator rod construction for stability.
Maple is the wood of choice for necks and Ebony for fingerboards.
A fully adjustable truss rod is installed in each instrument as are quality machine heads.
The finish is lacquer and is applied and polished by hand.
Please contact Pickard Acoustics to discuss your requirements.


Binbrook
MARKET RASEN
Lincs. LN8 6BW
U.K.
Phone +44 (0)1472 399443
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Last updated: December 2017
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