Where have I been? I guess Tom has a new blog, Dumont’s Guitars, and he talks about how he’s getting a couple new custom made guitars for the upcoming tour, which will only be hitting North America — cause I know there has been buzz about an upcoming French stop and whatnot. I’m thinking they might hit a couple European places after the tour is done in August, but we’ll see.
The folks at Hamer are building me two new guitars for the upcoming No Doubt tour. One is a “Vector” (sometimes referred to as a flying v). The other is a Special Junior.
Both will share the same paint scheme of a transparent Acrtic white, where the grain of the Korina can be readily seen beneath the finish. This color will tie in to the design of the stage-set we’re building for the tour.
Both guitars will have transparent white headstocks as well, and the Vector will be fully bound. (You’ll get a chance to see how that looks in a few weeks.) Also my desire is to have a Duncan Humbucker in each bridge position and a Fatcat in the neck posistion. We’ll have to see how that sounds. 🙂
Above here you see the body of the Vector being sketched out with a template. And below, both necks are shown in the process of being hand carved. Notice how the wood grain is mirrored diagonally on both halves of the Vector body.
There is also another blog which he talks about a Hamer “Special Jr.” guitar that he’s used on tours. I’ll start adding the photos to our gallery.