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ACOUSTIC MODELS:
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 also.

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 Hawaiian neck.

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.

ELECTRIC MODELS:

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 P-90.

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