Every Waghorn custom guitar is built from only the best quality tonewoods and each is genuinely handcrafted with the greatest care and attention to detail.
Models / Body Shapes
We offer several original body and headstock designs as well as our own variants of a few classics due to popular demand. We build every guitar by
hand, not CNC - so
creating a unique design or even modifying an existing design to meet your exact requirements is easy. We can work with you to
design and build your perfect guitar, both
tonally and aesthetically.
» See our Electric Models & Body Shapes
We build Through-Neck, Set-Neck and Bolt-On neck guitars; with either a solid, chambered or semi-hollow body to achieve the tone, sustain and as much effortless upper fret
access as you require. Every neck is made from multi-piece, quarter-sawn timbers, and with volutes at the headstock for strength and stability. All necks are fitted with two-way truss rods.
Range & Scale Length
We build six strings, seven strings, eight strings
and beyond, with your choice of scale length including custom and multi-scale (fanned fret) instruments. If you have a specific tuning in mind and are unsure what the best
options are you can
to discuss the technical and ergonomic aspects of different scale lengths and resulting string tensions.
Choose body, neck and decorative tonewoods ranging
from Alder to Ziracote. We are always happy to discuss the
different tonal properties, strengths, weights, aesthetics, availability and suitability of different woods for
application in your Waghorn custom build.
Choose high quality guitar hardware from companies
such as Schaller, Gotoh, ABM, ETS, Floyd Rose, Kahler, Hipshot, Graphtech, Sperzel - to name the
most popular. The specific hardware available of course varies by
manufacturer from year to year so for more information get in contact with us or see individual manufacturer websites
. We do not use cheap
substandard hardware from the Far East.
Pickups & Electronics
Pickups from companies such as Seymour Duncan,
DiMarzio, EMG, Lace, Lundgren, Nordstrand and Bare Knuckle (as well as others) are widely available to suit your tone and style. Switching and wiring options of course depend
largely on the pickups and controls that you choose but we are able to
discuss the tones or switching patterns you hope to achieve and if it's possible - we can do it. We can
also implement midi and piezo systems from
companies such as Roland and Graphtech.
It's your guitar so we make the neck the way you want it, providing there are no limitations due to the chosen hardware (nut and bridge width,
spacing and radii can dictate
certain measurements). We can make a neck as thick or thin as you want it, providing it does not compromise the
quality and longevity of the instrument. The neck shape
(profile) is up to you.
Whether you want a full custom fingerboard inlay, a smaller personalised design at the 12th fret - or perhaps something a little more understated, we offer very competitively
priced custom fingerboard inlay work as an optional extra for your custom build. We are able to work from your original sketches or design something from scratch based on your
design brief. Contact us for details.
» See our Inlay Gallery for previous examples.
We offer two main clear coat finish options; Gloss and
Flat Satin. Both are essentially the same finish, but the Gloss will typically receive more coats
and undergo more sanding before polishing to a high mirror gloss. We also offer
an 'Open Pore' Satin which preserves the texture of wood grain. Our necks are finished in Flat Satin as standard for a super fast feel, but Gloss is an option if you wish.
We can also produce oil finishes depending on the hardness of the woods used.
Take a look at our electric guitar gallery to see previous examples of natural, dyed, solid colours as
well as different combinations that we
have produced in the past.
Prices & Ordering
Waghorn electric guitars start at £1500.00 GBP for bolt-on, £1600.00 for Set-neck construction (our modern or traditional styles) and £1700.00 GBP for
neck-through. As you might expect, a simpler build will cost less than a more complicated build with lots of additional electronics or detailed inlays. For a more detailed
quote for your ideal
custom guitar specification complete a Electric Guitar Custom Quote Form
or call +44(0)117 927 2111.
We ship worldwide. See our Ordering page for more information.
Waghorn Electric Guitar Models
Click on the models below to see design options and previous examples. The headstocks shown are the signature headstock design for each body shape, but can be swapped for
another of our headstock designs (click the image on the left) if you prefer. All of our non-symmetrical designs available in Standard or Reversed format, and headless
construction is also available. All of our designs are available as 6, 7 or 8 string and beyond (depending on suitable quality hardware). Talk to us to discuss your ideas!
Alex Hutchings Series
Hiscox Cases are our guitar case of choice
(where possible - body shape depending!). They are
strong, durable, thermally insulated, made in the UK and amazing value.
For more information including a video on their
unique construction visit their website.