Category Archives: General News

Doug finishes the 5 string acoustic bass

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

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Doug Wilkes is featured in July’s edition of Guitar and Bass magazine

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

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Ibanez claim they are making the worlds first Fretted Fretless bass, Doug Wikes says otherwise….

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

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Doug has finished work on a lovely Custom Les Paul

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.

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Doug starts work on a 24 string Lyre Harp Guitar project

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.

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Neil Beardsmith’s Deering Banjo

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

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Lord Lemon says goodbye to Doug

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

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Recently finished Twin Neck guitar

Doug has just finished work on this beautiful twin neck guitar, inspired by the famous Rex Bogue ‘Double Rainbow’ twin neck as played by Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. Click here for a video of Doug Wilkes talking about how he creates … Continue reading

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The Fretted Fretless & Twin neck Flying V basses

Here is a great bass collection featuring the ‘Stick Bass’, ‘Fretted Fretless’, Flying V Twin Fretted / Fretless’ and more as owned by Clinton Lee Twin neck flying V bass. This features a standard fretted and fretless neck. Here we can … Continue reading

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2009 Model Answer Guitar model is here

Doug has started producing a new model for his revolutionary ‘Answer‘ guitar system as used by Dave Gilmour, Big Country, Tim Renwick and many many studios throughout the UK. Doug has started building a NEW model based on a PRS … Continue reading

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