The fretboard, highlighted by signature 'X' markers, scintillate!...the light source emanates from beneath via Amber L.E.Ds.
The set-up...a set-neck with the 'all-access' feature allows for perfect comfortability whilst playing some fanciful tunes with a custom-set of humbuckers. Perhaps, the most distinguishing factor in this Guitar, are the 'marquee lights' edging the top perimeter, encompassing a custom-made 'CircX' spinning fan. The body is a 3-dimensional contour with a raised 'mound' encircling in a spiral formation, towards the custom fan.
CircX - a Cabaret-style avate-garde performance troupe, commissioned me to build a 'whimsical' instrument, characterising their concept as well as elaborate styling edging on the darker, more gothic side.
Dichotomising elements of inspiration from Tim Burton-esque envisionings with the dramatic presence of a 1930's German Cabaret Theatre, greatly shaped the conceptual approach when designing this model.
A semi-hollow constructed body of stripe-stained White Oak signifies the burlesque atmosphere effect, (achieved by a seperation of wood with brass fret-wire) much akin to the antiquated theatre interiors. Coupled with a custom-designed soundhole establishes an illustrative visual that clearly needs no help in recognition.