Flame custom electric guitar

Here are some pictures and details of a recently completed Flame custom electric guitar.

Flame F1 walnut custom

This Flame custom electric guitar was commissioned by Andrew, who lives in Sheffield. The full specification for this guitar took several months to finalise and we did this using Zoom calls and email.

This guitar contains a lot of nice detailing and was a pleasure to make. As you can see it is a through-neck guitar. The neck is constructed using seven pieces of walnut and maple. This was also the first time that I had been asked to build a drop-top guitar ( a guitar with a forarm contour) This is a straightforward process on a solid wood body but is more challenging on a guitar that has a boding facing. But I was very happy with how that part of the build turned out.

Hardware for this custom electric guitar included Bare Knuckle True Grit pickups and Graphtech Ratio locking tuners

Flame F1 walnut custom

Construction details

Through neck
Unbound fretboard
Compound radius fretboard. 10”-14”
String through-body
Neck thickness: 20.5mm at 1st fret, 22mm at 12th fret. C profile
Neck width at nut:  43mm
22 frets
2-way truss rod adjusted at headstock
Carbon fibre strengthening rods
Scale length:   25”
Fretboard markers:  Mother of pearl; diamond and dot markers
Fretboard side dots
Chambered body
Forearm contour
Rear body contour
Finish: Oil finish

Through neck guitar


Neck:                            7 piece laminated neck (maple and walnut)
Fretboard:                   Rocklite Ebano
Body facing:                Walnut
Body side wings:        Ash
Headstock facing:      Walnut to match body

Flame F1 walnut custom


Bridge:                        Hipshot hardtail
Tuners:                       GraphTech Ratio locking tuners
Pickups:                      Bareknuckle True Grit
Pick surrounds:         None
Controls:                    1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way toggle switch.

Switching:                  Series/parallel switching for bridge pickup, coil cut for neck pickup
Fretwire:                    Stainless steel: Size: 2.8 wide, 1.45mm tall
Nut:                             TUSQ (black)


Flame F1 walnut custom

Stainless steel frets

To see more Flame custom electric guitars, please visit my Gallery Page 

If you are considering having your own, unique Flame Guitar built, please feel free to contact me to start that discussion.

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