Tag Archives: Electric Guitar

One day in November 2016

I called at Doug’s workshop last week to pick up an old Ibanez guitar he’d re-fretted for me, eat some biscuits and to have a general ‘total nonsense’ chat about this and that.

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Red Tele for Carl Moody

The red one is for Carl moody, he’s treating himself for xmas, it’s got Seymour Duncan pickups on . Light poplar body . Rock maple neck with an Indian rosewood fingerboard on . Good sound .xx

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Bentley Walknut inspired Telecaster

Doug has finished a lovely Telecaster inspired custom guitar for Martin.  The top of the guitar features a beautiful Walnut veneer that was actually destined for the Bentley factory in nearby Crewe, Staffordshire, UK.  Martin just happens to own a … Continue reading

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Carl Tele Re-fret

Doug starts working on re-fretting Carl’s Tele inspired Wilkes guitar, shows us where he’s at with Mark Bennett’s acoustic and various other nonsense.

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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 … Continue reading

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Des Parton with his Burnt Telecaster

Des 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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The Original Answer Strat

Here are some great pictures taken recently from an original Strat style Answer guitar built approximately 30 years ago.  It’s still in fantastic condition and plays great.

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