George Lynch seems to have taken a leaf out of Eddie Van Halen’s book and started to offer guitars that he himself has had a hand in making. But while Eddie’s involvement in the Charvel EVH Art series was limited to striping the guitars, Lynch is really getting his paws dirty on these axes. He starts with stock ESP/LTD models and goes to town on them. He even winds the freaking pickups!
One of these guitars, named ‘Evil Western,’ is on eBay right now. CLICK HERE to see the listing. Here’s what George says:
After years of playing guitar and working with various woods, pickups, strings as well as every aspect of the guitar, I’ve decided to build my own. I felt it was time for me to have a hand in all aspects of my creation and vision. I felt it would be more meaningful to create a product in which the “process” of creating the guitar and its theme would be the most important aspect. This way the fan would know how much time and effort spent on that guitar exclusively.
I christened this guitar “Evil Western.” It is built from the highest quality of Mahogany, ESP Super V George Lynch signature series model. The guitar consists of a 3 piece body and 1 piece neck. The Guitar’s hardware is uniquely distressed. The pickups are also uniquely wound and engraved individually by myself. The neck is a wide and flat gun oiled sealed neck. The Evil Western is dressed with Dunlop 6100 fret wire. Additionally, my guitars come with a Certificate of Authenticity, hard shell case, a dvd of me building the guitar and winding the pickups, and all the particulars regarding specs, playing guitar live, etc.. My signature, the serial number and the name of the guitars are engraved into wood under pickups and under the control panel.
Regarding the Evil Western’s tone, playability and vibe….the tone of this guitar is extremely warm, dark and chunky (sounds like a candy bar), and the unique pickups personally wound by me add the perfect “spank.”
Scroll down a little further to see a video of George talking about the process.