Sully Guitars collaboration with Grover Jackson!

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  1. SullyGuitars

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    Over the years, I've used Grover's Habanero pickups almost exclusively, and we've developed a friendship. In April, I made the decision to create a small dealer network (so far, three in the US and two in AUS) and supply the dealers mainly with guitars that I will build with Grover.

    WITH GROVER! Yes, it's like going to work with Santa. :)

    I'm elated that the first batch will be '71 Trellas. They will be available in solid colors and figured tops with trans finishes. I'll be sure to take as many photos as humanly possible, as well as video if I'm able. Guitars should be complete by late September/mid October and hitting dealers shortly thereafter.

    The first batch of guitars are expected to begin in mid-July; I will fly out to Grover's shop and go through the woodworking/fretting/sanding phase and fly home while they paint them. When the paint work is complete, they will be shipped to me, and I'll handle assembly, wiring, final fretwork, and setup. Then they'll go out to the dealers with some extras to commemorate the collaboration.

    Here's a pic of Grover and I with the '71 Trella prototype:

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    The inlays on the production batch will be hollow blocks, and there will be a tone knob added.

    Here's Grover with a '71 Limited; the neck on this one will be the model for the production models.

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    I'm sure you can imagine how excited I am to begin this process, and I can't wait to get these guitars in your hands!

    Sully
     
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    That's cool. I like that guitar's shape a lot too. Nice looking work.
     
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    Thanks!! I'm really looking forward to it!
     
  4. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Excellent, Sully!
     
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    This is gonna be killer!
     
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    This is basically like hiring Yngwie a your rythm guitar player! So cool, Sully!
     
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    Y'know, that's not a bad analogy. :)

    Sully
     
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    I'll rephrase that a bit, as I did not intend to downplay your skills:

    "That's like Viktor Smolsky hiring Yngwie as his rythm guitar player" :)
     
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    your hair is very majestic
     
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    Congratulations Sully.
     
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    This is so cool!
     
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    Here are some photos from when I was at Grover's shop last week. We're making a little over 20 guitars in this batch, and here are some photos of the beginning steps.

    Alder test body bandsawed! :)

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    Body trimmed, index holes and wire channels cut in

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    Plain maple top on:

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    Top carved, pickup cavities started:

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    Two test bodies mostly cut, body and neck blanks in the background.

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    Gluing up neck blanks

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    Neck blanks in the clamps

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    HEADLESS! (yes, I'm kidding)

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    Binding and inlays party!

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    Getting the end piece flush

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    First batch bound

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    Fitting inlays

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    Test neck #1

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    Test necks

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    Determining neck angle and reveal

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    To all of my students who sanded as I watched and cracked jokes, this one's for you. Yes, I'm actually enjoying myself!

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    The two test guitars

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    With Mr. J.

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    More to come!

    Sully
     
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    Awesome man! Can't wait to see these!
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    That's awesome.
     
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    Stack o' bodies:

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    Necks rough machined:

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    Lots more to do!
     
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    These are ready for finish, and the rest should be ready to go by the end of today.

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    So very cool!
     
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    Wow that's really cool!
     
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    Blue fades:

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    Tea fade (Arnold Palmer!):

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    Black "dog hair":

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    More soon!

    Sully
     

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