Saturday, June 25, 2011

Epps custom guitar number 4!!!

  What guitar player hasn't dreamed of someday making their own guitar? My friend Eric Epps and his dad Roy have done it not once,but a total of five times! I've had the pleasure of being involved in all of them,and as they've gotten more confident in their abilities,I've had less to do each time.They built guitars four and five concurrently,so I've arbitrarily named them "four" and "five". They are studies on a variation on a theme. Both guitars are Gibson inspired single cutaways,both feature active electronics,both feature gorgeous woods,with a finish that allows it's beauty to shine through. As for the differences...I'll save that for when we have guitar number five for comparison. New readers can read about Epps guitar number one in parts one, two, and three.  Pictures of guitar number five will be along soon. Until then,here's guitar number four!

Plenty more photos below...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmh, nice, but I'm waiting for the day that the covers and the body are from the same piece of wood and thus have the same grain.

Phil Clark said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'll just say...you might like guitar number five better!

Anonymous said...

This is Eric - I agree with the comment. 5 won't disappoint. 4 was an experiment. Incidentally, 4 sounds better and plays better. So it goes. Thanks, Phil. You rule.