Category Archives: From the Workshop
Doug is very pleased to have finished an Answer ‘Slut’ model guitar for Les Godfrey in Canada. The guitar was picked up at Doug’s workshop in keele on Tuesday Lunchtime by fed ex, and it’s actually arrived at Les’s home in … Continue reading
This is the Martin that looked like it had been used in a few Wild West fight scenes, nearly everything broken . It was well worth restoring xx
Update from Doug on the Martin acoustic neck profile adjustment from last week.
Here are some picture from Doug’s factory in Hanley, Stoke on Trent many years ago. These images were taken by good friend Neil Hulse.
A mate of Doug’s calls in and asks him if he can adjust the neck a bit. Without question Doug grabs the rasp file and starts the job. The customer’s attention has been grabbed…. Job overseen by Billy, the workshop … Continue reading
Doug started building guitars in 1972 and soon expanded to a factory in Bottleslow Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. It was in the 70s and 80s that Doug quickly made a name for himself as one of the best … Continue reading
Here are some great pictures taken recently from an original Strat style Answer guitar built approximately 30 years ago. It’s still in fantastic condition and plays great.
Neil Hulse, owner of many a Doug Wilkes, featured one of his guitars for a photographic session. “Seemed a shame dunking my Steve Lukather inspired Doug Wilkes built Strat just for a fun studio pic, had to be done tho..” Neil Hulse. … Continue reading
David Fahey commissioned Doug to build him a version of the famous Rex Bogue Double Rainbow twin neck guitar. Doug has used some beautiful wood to create the guitar and has taken inspiration from the Double Rainbow, but used his … Continue reading
Finally finished the twin neck, headless left handed, through necks in rock maple with poplar sides. Took a while but hand built does