Category Archives: General News
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.
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
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
Commissioned in late 2010, and handed to it’s new owner Shaun Chivers on 12th September 2011, Doug has had a great time building this beautiful 5 string acoustic bass. For more information click here to see a video filmed during … Continue reading
A deluxe 5 page article details many of Doug’s great achievements from working with Dave Gilmour, The Slut, The D & B and many, many other fantastic guitars and basses. Get along to your local newsagent and buy yourself a … Continue reading
Ibanez claim that they are now building the worlds first fretted fretless bass. See article here – http://www.ibanez.com/BassGuitars/model-SR2010ASC. But, Doug Wilkes was making fretted frettless bases back in 1985 at his old factory. Click the links below to see a … Continue reading
Doug has finished a very nice Custom Les Paul. For more information on this great guitar, click here. For a video of this guitar being built click here.
Doug can be seen above describing his initial design drawings and woods to be used for a 24 string Harp guitar project. Click here for the video.
Doug can be seen above with Neil Beardsmith (www.beardsmith.com) as he comes to collect his banjo. Neil broke the neck during a recent gig, and Doug has made Neil a totally new neck with a different scale length. Click here, … Continue reading
Doug has just finished work on Lord Lemon. The above picture shows Dave Ball collection the Lord from Doug. Click here for a Lord Lemon video Lord Lemon Project Pictures