Natural Bass

Doug is not far off finishing a very nice natural finish bass guitar for a client.  The client saw the original wood and was given the option of decided what features of the grain went where on the body and the neck.

Doug Wilkes Wilkesguitars Natural Bass

Doug Wilkes Wilkesguitars Natural Bass

Doug Wilkes Wilkesguitars Natural Bass

Doug Wilkes Wilkesguitars Natural Bass

 

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Tele for young Keri

Doug has finished a lovely tele style guitar for young local guitarist Keri.  Keri specifically chose this colour whilst in the workshop with Doug and it looks fantastic.  The maple fretboard also has a matt finish which make it very playable.  Well done Doug, it’s a beauty.

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Des Parton with his Burnt Telecaster

Des Parton and his burnt Wilkes TelecasterDes Parton, of Sad Sweet Dreamer fame, called in to collect his Wilkes Telecaster.  This guitar was burnt in the workshop fire and when Des saw it hanging up he said he wanted Doug to make a guitar out of the body.

 

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Dougs Workshop 6th June 2016


6th June 2016. Doug is dressed like a tramp as he is working on Mark Hargeaves bass. Also Billy the dog, a new pig and various rubbish..

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Les Godfrey playing an Answer ‘Slut’

Guitar builder and cool dude Les Godfrey from Canada, shows us some fancy moves on a Doug Wilkes Slut with an Answer pick up system.  Great stuff Les.

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Answer ‘Slut’ guitar for Les Godfrey in Canada

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 Ontario tonight our time with only one string out of tune. How impressive is that carrier firm..!!

Doug Wilkes Answer Slut for Les Godfrey in Canada

Doug Wilkes Answer Slut for Les Godfrey in Canada

Doug Wilkes Answer Slut for Les Godfrey in Canada

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Neville Staple and a Les Paul

Here is Carl Moreton with a custom Les Paul inspired guitar I built for him at soundcheck with The Neville Staple Band.  All mahogany, Maple top, Mahogany fretboard and Bare Knuckle pick ups

Carl Moreton with Doug Wilkes inspired Les Paul playing with The Neville Staple Band

Neville Staple with Doug Wilkes inspired Les Paul playing with The Neville Staple Band

Carl Moreton with Doug Wilkes inspired Les Paul playing with The Neville Staple Band

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Repaired Martin acoustic

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

Doug Wilkes Martin Guitar Repair

Doug Wilkes Martin Guitar Repair

Doug Wilkes Martin Guitar Repair

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Doug Wilkes Martin Acoustic Neck Continued

Update from Doug on the Martin acoustic neck profile adjustment from last week.

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Some old Wilkes Guitars Factory Pictures

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.

Wilkes Guitars Factory Workshop

Wilkes Guitars Factory Workshop

Wilkes Guitars Factory Workshop

Wilkes Guitars Factory Workshop

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Wilkes Guitars Factory Workshop

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