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ELMER

Blues / Jazz

AP- 1

No longer available

The Elmer Is the Guitar I always thought should be made and No-one ever did.  About 2 years ago I decided that I would make it.The design is finally complete and here is the first one!! I can't be happier with the results! 

The Elmer body is constructed of a vintage Poplar back with a Douglas fir top while the neck is Maple with a Wenge fingerboard. This combination of woods very much complement each other. 

With a set of thomastik Swing /Jazz flats, The Elmer sounds amazing shifting from jazz to blues and back.  

The pickup selector is a blend control rather then a switch.

that allows for varying degrees of  blending between neck and bridge pickup.  Also a tone cut push / pull switch is utilized for jumping from solo to rhythm comping. Just set the tone where you like it and pull up on tone knob to shift to full lead mode. 

 

Pickups are custom wound AlNiCo surface mount singles. The bridge is a blade and neck pickup is pole piece version.  

Available with a custom made hard-shell case or a Mono guitar sleeve gig bag.

This is AP-1 of 4 from the vintage poplar series. Full story on this one will be featured on the site blog soon. Stay tuned.

Drop us a line for all the details on ownership of this very cool custom build and request more photos. Only 4 will be made form  the vintage poplar stock we have!    For the the full story on the poplar, read up here  

Specs
 
Body:  Fir / Poplar
with single ply ivoroid binding
Neck:  2 piece Maple.  
Fretboard: Wenge.
Bridge: Cowbrand ST Intonation
Finish: Water Base
Scale: 23.5"
Pickups: scatter wound single coil blade (bridge) / scatter wound single coil pole piece (neck)
Controls: Volume / Blend / Tone with push - pull bright
Width at nut:  1.79
Width at 12th: 2.03
Weight: 6 pounds
Finish: Water base lacquer
Color: Vintage Stromberg Blond

Available  

Elmer 6