Category Archives: General News

Doug Wilkes Workshop 19th May 2015

Another delayed update from Doug’s workshop.  This one features a 1930s Gibson L5 (or something like that) progress on the Bass Twin Neck and a visit from Kim Tink and her beast..

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Jane visits Doug

Doug gets a visit from Jane, singer in Doug’s band Hollywood Nights.  

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Doug Wilkes Workshop 5th May 2015

Here Doug is one month after the workshop fire.

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Doug Wilkes Workshop Fire April 2015

Unfortunately, Doug had a serious fire in his workshop last week and will be out of action till the end of April getting it all fixed.  He’s a quick video to show the damage.  Also shows Doug’s ability to dust … Continue reading

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Doug Wilkes Workshop Update March 2015

Here is an update from Doug Wilkes in his workshop, March 2015. He’s seen here working on a twin neck guitar, and also a custom acoustic build. Plus various other assorted verbal nonsense… 😉

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Doug Wilkes Breed 77 Flying V

Doug Wilkes shows us the finished Flying V for the band ‘Breed 77’. It’s a real beast fitted with active EMGs and a solid mahogany body, finished in matte black with black flames. Find out more about Breed 77 by … Continue reading

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Doug finishes superb 24 String Lyre Harp Guitar

After 3 years, Doug has finally finished the 24 String Lyre Harp Guitar. This instrument features some very exotic woods, custom designed truss rod system and a very sophisticated pick up system. Project Video Lyre Harp Video 1 Lyre Harp … Continue reading

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Doug Wilkes 5 string Bass appears on morning TV with Honey Ryder

Chris Cliff, who plays a Doug Wilkes custom 5 string bass, was performing today on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Friday 27th July, 2012 with band Honey Ryder.

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Doug Wilkes Canadian Slut

Doug has recently finished a ‘Rainbow Slut’ for a chap in Canada called Les. Upon receiving the Slut, this is what Les emailed to Doug. “I absolutely love the guitar. Every aspect of it is incredible. Your workmanship and professionalism … Continue reading

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Carl from Alexfloyd Music collects his 5 string bass.

Here is Carl Moreton, who runs Alexfloyd Music Production, seen here with Doug collecting a lovely 5 string bass. This bass will be used in the studio on all Alexfloyd songs. www.alexfloyd.com

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