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As you know, I’ve had a guitar custom built for me by Saint Guitars. It’s a thing of beauty. Well, another custom guitar builder contacted me about doing a review on one of his guitars, and I have to say that that is an absolute thing of beauty! Made by “part time” luthier Perry Riggs out of Houston, TX, I have to say that just based upon the looks of the guitar in the pictures below, that if that’s the result of a part time gig, then this dude is onto something!

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I’ll provide more details once I have the guitar in hand, but here are specs on the guitar above:

  • Through neck – flamed hard maple with mahogany center
  • Pau Ferro fretboard – 24 frets, Gotoh mini tuners
  • 25.5 string length, bone nut
  • Gold tint jumbo frets
  • 1 ¾ neck width
  • .88 at nut
  • .94 at 12th fret
  • Abalone dots, both side and position
  • Mahogany body with a ½ inch quilted maple top, tinted cobalt blue
  • PRS style “binding no binding”
  • Fralin unbuckers – Coil splitting available via the tone cntrl
  • Gotoh wraparound bridge
  • Approx. weight: 6.5 lbs

I absolutely DIG that Gotoh wraparound bridge! It makes setting action and intonation so easy, plus string vibrations seem to transfer so much more efficiently to the body with just a single point of contact.

Stay tuned for a review!

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