Blue Vein

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Austin Maas of La Crosse, WI just took delivery of his first Neville custom T Style guitar! While visiting Neville guitars in September with a couple ideas on what would be his dream guitar, he asked if we could make it…We kindly obliged and spent a few hours with him going through all of the possibilities.

Everything on the Aqua Blue “Blue Vein” is custom!  And when we say everything, we mean EVERYTHING!  Starting with the body, Maas chose a chambered basswood body with a highly figured, book-matched, curly maple top with a thinline styled f-hole and curly maple back.  To augment the beauty of the maple, we decided to put a maple/ebony/maple stripe down the middle.  It is the perfect touch that ties into the body’s masked binding.  The curly maple is stained an Aqua Blue and finished in Nitrocellulose Lacquer.

The neck on this thing plays great.  This C-shaped custom, hand-carved birdseye maple neck is mated with a stunning 12” radius curly maple fretboard.  Measuring .830” at the 1st fret and .922” at the heel, it fits Austin’s hands perfectly!  The headstock is stained in Aqua Blue to match the body.  One would think with all of this maple that this guitar would be extremely bright.  Its actually super smooth and balanced and is finished in a satin nitro for the ultimate in playability.

 

SPECS:

Body: Chambered Basswood, Curly Maple Top and Back
Body Finish: Aqua Blue, Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Curly Maple, Birdseye V-Neck
Neck Size: C Shape, .830 – .922
Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fretboard Radius: 12”
Frets: .091” Wide, .043” High
Position Inlays: Ebony Dots
Scale Length: 25 1/2”
Nut Width: 1.671”
String Nut: Bone
Truss Rod: Double Acting
Truss Rod Nut: 4mm Heel Access
Pickups: Dawgtown Stacked Tele Bridge, High Output Tele Neck
Pickup Switching: 3-Way CRL
Controls: 250K CTS Pots 1 meg Capacitor
Hardware: Nickle
Tuning Keys: Kluson Deluxe
Bridge: Joe Barden Brass Compensated Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Pearloid
Strings: 10-46 Elixer Nanoweb
Assembled On: 11-21-14