Tag Archives: Wilkes Guitars Workshop

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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1980s While Slut refurb

A 1980,s slut that I’ve recently refurbished , there was quite a bit damage to the body, I had to add lots of mahogany, then I cut a tremolo hole before spraying with a metallic white nitro finish , as … Continue reading

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Doug Wilkes Workshop Update November 2016

In this workshop update visit, Doug talks about fitting the struts in Mark Bennett’s custom acoustic, his last walnut telecaster inspired guitar is finished and various nonsense as now expected.

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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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Workshop update July 2016

Doug is working on a Gretsch, finishing the cello for Jane and Billy, the workshop manager, is trying to demolish the place with his cone.

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Wilkes Guitars 1982 – 1984

Here is a picture from the archives.  Wilkes Guitars poster from the 1980s.

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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 … Continue reading

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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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