Tag Archives: Custom Build

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 … Continue reading

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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

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Luke Inspired Strat

Neil Hulse, owner of many a Doug Wilkes, featured one of his guitars for a photographic session. “Seemed a shame dunking my Steve Lukather inspired Doug Wilkes built Strat just for a fun studio pic, had to be done tho..” Neil Hulse. … Continue reading

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Double Twin Neck Guitar

David Fahey commissioned Doug to build him a version of the famous Rex Bogue Double Rainbow twin neck guitar. Doug has used some beautiful wood to create the guitar and has taken inspiration from the Double Rainbow, but used his … Continue reading

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Mark Bennett custom build

It’s all coming together now..!  

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Custom Tele gets a service

Carl Moreton called into Dougs to get his old faithful custom Telecaster serviced.

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Doug Wilkes Workshop Update July 2014

Here’s an update from Doug’s workshop. He’s decided to build a jazzy guitar, and shows us how he’s going to do it.

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Doug Wilkes 24 string Lyre Harp update Jan 2014

It’s January 2014 and the 24 string lyre harp guitar is nearly finished. Check out what is left to be done before the customer gets a phone call to say it’s time to collect.

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Doug Wilkes Workshop Jan 2014

Happy 2014 everyone. Take a look and see what Doug is working on in the workshop.

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Doug Wilkes Lyre Harp November 2013

Doug shows us how he’s progressing with the 24 string Lyre Harp guitar. The guitar is not far off now, and you can see all the individual components, and the detailed structure inside, including Doug’s own acoustic truss rod system.

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