New guitar alert! Here’s four new features that you haven’t seen before in a Crook Custom Guitar: carbon fiber finish, unique stamped bridge, angled control plate and a newly redesigned McVay bender.
Carbon Fiber Finish
The new finish is modeled after the carbon fiber pattern used in the automotive and sporting goods industry. In the same technique as the paisleys, I applied the paper on the front, back and sides, then accented with double black binding for an industrial look. This allows me to give customers the sound of their favorite wooden body while getting the realistic look of carbon fiber.
I turned to my friend Marc at Rutters Guitars for some unique hardware. His new stamped bridge with steel compensated saddles intonates perfectly with a custom-wound Voodoo pickup for a nice vintage sound.
Angled Control Plate
I also used a control plate with the switch mounted on an angle. This makes it so much easier to use the switch without hitting the volume knob. To keep with the vibe of the guitar, I covered the control plate with the carbon fiber paper and used black knobs to complete the look.
Redesigned McVay Bender
This carbon fiber guitar features the new version of the McVay bender. Charlie moved the finger out of the bridge and mounted it in the body behind the bridge, so now you can keep the saddles that come with your guitar. When it comes to adjustments on the bridge or changing pickups, it’s as if there is no bender and it does not change the sound of the guitar.
Brad Paisley already has this carbon fiber model and one of my customers snagged the other prototype. If you like the look, the finish can be applied to any guitar or bass. Give me a call if you’re interested in adding the stamped bridge or angled control plate to your T-style or E-style guitar. For the new bender, contact McVay Benders to arrange your installation.