We build TTGC custom electric & acoustic guitars using the finest materials and components. Having a custom guitar made for you has many advantages, the obvious one being that you choose the style and feel of your instrument. You have the benefit of having a unique instrument built to your personal specifications and being able to choose the materials and components yourself. We make all bodies and necks in our own workshop so neck profiles and body contours can be decided and tried at different stages in the build. When you have a custom guitar built you have the choice of pickups, hardware and colours. We are experts in building electric guitars with a vintage sound, feel and look. We can age the hardware and the paint can be chipped and cracked to achieve an aged and used look or we can build you a guitar that looks like it’s been in a case in the loft for 40 years. With all of our guitars, we use only the best woods as well as top quality hand-made pickups and the best switches, pots and inputs available. We specialise in building small bodied acoustic guitars using only the finest materials. Each guitar has a unique sound depending on the woods used. Each guitar is completely hand made, with hand scalloped bracing and the bridges are cut and shaped individually and fitted with bone saddle for a very lively sound.
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We put your new instrument through the demanding
10-point inspection below:
Fit & Finish. We visually check your instrument for any scratches, dings, finish flaws or other aesthetic imperfections. We also pay attention to the neck, bridge, tuners and any other part of the guitar that could be a loose or incorrect fit.
Action. We ship our guitars with a target action of 3/32" at the Bass E, 12th fret. Everyone is different. There is no such thing as one perfect setup... it depends on what you want the guitar to feel like.
Buzzes. Nothing drives me nuts more than a buzz. If there's a loose tuner bushing, rattling truss rod or any other similar symptom, we'll find it & fix it.
Neck & Frets. We inspect the neck angle so that your guitar has the appropriate amount of saddle height and a good break angle. If there are any loose or high frets, we will address this problem too.
Relief. Along with the action, neck relief can really make a difference in a guitar's playability. Too little and you can get fret buzz & poor volume. Too much, and your guitar can be uncomfortable, especially in the middle of the neck.
Intonation. Your new guitar should play in tune all the way up the neck. We inspect and adjust the intonation to ensure that you don't have any tuning problems higher up, with and without a capo.
Electronics. If your guitar comes with a pickup system (either from the factory or aftermarket) we will test it before it ships. Poor sound, uneven string balance, and just plain component failure is all checked & corrected so you don't have to fool around with it. If your guitar's system requires a battery inside the guitar, we may remove it prior to shipping.
Strings. We guarantee your guitar will ship with a fresh set of the factory recommended strings on it.
Case integrity. Every once in a while we might find a guitar case with a bad latch or other imperfection. It's our job to correct the bad case.
Test drive! After we complete the above tasks, it's our duty to play your guitar. There's just no substitute ... your guitar must be played to ensure that everything is in tip-top shape.