Firechick electric tenor guitar custom build #671 for Akiliah. Tenor guitar scale length 22.8″. 2 p90’s and a stacked p90 bridge pickup. Wenge fretboard. Dot inlays.
Ideal for kids and adults of all ages.
Recycled timber body. Many of the parts are created in-house from scratch, eg the bridge control plate, pickups and the neck. The only outsourced parts are the electronics and the machine-heads.
The pick-ups are hand scatter wound and wax potted – meaning they are soaked in hot bees wax – giving them a distinctive tone with no unwanted feedback.
The woodwork is hand-routed, sanded and spray – painted in-house as well.
The total size is 780 x 275 x 55 mm.
This is a pure electric solid body ukulele with a unique sound that lends itself to being played with over-drive and other standard electric guitar effects.
Strings are regular electric guitar strings. You can use a set of 11’s and add a 13 for a high g or use the fourth string from the set for a low G. You can use thinner strings but the tuning stability becomes less manageable with thinner strings. Thicker strings are also ok. 12’s give a tight feel but 13’s are a bit too stiff. It comes down to personal preference