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 review in guitarist from 1985 about Wilkes fretted fretless basses.
Wilkes fretted fretless bass – article 1
Wilkes fretted fretless bass – article 2
Click here to see a forum thread about Ibanez’s claim on basschat.co.uk.
Click here to see more Doug Wilkes fretted frettless bass models from the past.
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, or on the image above to see a video of Doug working on Neils banjo.
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
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 a fantastic edge inlay design
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 style guitar body. This model features custom inlay on the neck spelling out the name of the model, ‘The Answer‘ and features a Shaller vintage tremolo system and an all gold hardware finish.
For more information on ‘The Answer‘ sliding pick up guitar system click here.
Doug recently built two Robbie Williams guitars. One for Robbie in red and the other for Robbie’s nephew in green.
Download a PDF of the article in the Staffordshire Sentinel.