Category Archives: General News

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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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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