Acoustic models are available in a variety of tone woods.
Depending on availability my selection generally includes; Honduran
mahogany, Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood, myrtle, claro walnut,
Hawaiian koa, and even mango (mostly for ukuleles) along with sitka
spruce for tops, unless otherwise specified.
Model A: Not Henrys
Model A, this is the largest guitar in the Haymaker acoustic line.
Faithfully modeled after a friends 1961 Epiphone Texan, this guitar
has the power and volume for bluegrass, but also is outstanding in a
recording situation thanks to its clarity and punch. Available with
either 14th fret or 12th fret neck joints. The twelfth fret neck
joint here was inspired by the wonderful Roy Smeck models Gibson
built in the 30’s. This 12th fret neck joint places the bridge right
in the center of the top for a distinct tonal character, excellent
for Hawaiian guitar.
Model B: The Model B is
a finger picking machine. Once again modeled after a classic, this
time my own 1964 Epiphone Cortez, the Model B fits well in any
situation. Whether you’re thinking John Fahey or John Hurt you’re
thinking Model B. Great volume and tone with a character that belies
its size. Available with a square Hawaiian neck or as a tenor guitar
Model C: The Model C is
made for the blues, loud and full bodied, it can sing out above the
crowd. This is a 12th fret guitar, inspired by a 30’s 1-17 I worked
on a couple times, it was a great little guitar. The Model C is an
excellent candidate for an all mahogany build, similar to its
inspiration. Again, available as a tenor guitar or with a square
Model D: Last but not
least, at least not to me, is the Model D. Small in size but not
sound, the Model D is one tough little brother. Inspired by the size
5 Martin, the Model D is an excellent travel guitar or recording
weapon. Like my other acoustics, the Model D is available with a
square Hawaiian neck, or as a tenor guitar.
Please understand, there are quite a few scale lengths I offer, for
more detailed information please see the scale length section
further down the page. In general, the electric guitar / electric
bass offerings break down like this:
Electric guitar: Standard 6 string, baritone 6, short
scale 6 string, octave guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, and 9 string
(no twelve strings, sorry).
Electric bass: Standard scale 4 string, short scale 4
string. No 5 or 6 string basses, thanks.
Town Hall: Now this is out there, but I really
couldn’t resist. I was watching some old footage of Joe Maphis and
Larry Collins and decided I NEEDED to make a double neck guitar, so
with Maphis, Collins and Semie Moseley on my mind I hit the drawing
board. The fun is in the combination of necks, and there are several
to choose from. The only neck I would rather not put on a Town Hall
model would be a 34” scale bass neck, everything else is fair
game…the only limit is me! Typically constructed from either alder
or mahogany with mahogany or maple set necks, Indian rosewood or
ebony fretboards and electronics styled mild to wild, the Town Hall
will hopefully help you ignite your own “Fire on the Strings”. Ok,
that was goofy, I’ll admit it….
Dirt Bomb: I had absolutely no idea what to call this
idea. I wanted to build an electric guitar in a workingman type
fashion, something sweet, but not too expensive. I thought about it
a bit and came up with the Dirt Bomb. The basic design…no frills,
just the business end of a bolt on maple neck, alder body, and a
Scale lengths: As I stated earlier, I sure do have a
lot of scale lengths.
Electric bass: 30”, 32”, 34”
Electric guitar: 25.5”, 25”, 24.625”, 24”, 22.750”
Tenor guitar: 22.750”
Octave guitar: 14.375
Mandolin: 13.750”, 13.875”
Ukuleles, Soprano: 13.750”
Ukuleles, Concert: 14.375