Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Mayan V

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Meet the Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Mayan V! If you follow Hutchinson on Facebook you would have seen in-progress pics of this one, and now it’s finished! It features a gold relief of King Pakal’s sarcophagus lid, Sun God fretboard inlay and a Seymour Duncan SM-3 Seymourized Mini-Humbucker hooked up to a coil split on the push-push volume pot.

A few more pics below but plenty more here!
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Hutchinson Guitar Concepts: Smashing It

Hutchinson Viking Explorer

Y’know how the other day I posted about how Carvin Guitars are, y’know, utterly smashing it lately? Well y’know who else is totally smashing it? Hutchinson Guitar Concepts. The first Hutchinson guitars I saw were mind-blowing, but each successive guitar gets even more mind-blowing, to the point where I’m not sure I have any brain matter left to be exploded by Hutchinson guitars. And yet they keep coming, such as the incredible Viking Explorer, created using an ESP Edwards Explorer as the foundation. Following are three Hutchinson press releases about three new products: the Viking Explorer, the Oxidizer Overdrive and the Cafe Racer. Read More …

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Viking LP

HGC Viking LPHutchinson Guitar Concepts has just released its third Viking concept, based on a Gibson Les Paul Custom. With detailed knotwork carved into the top and arching shiplap style panelling, it looks ready to invade the shoreline. The Zakk Wylde EMG 81/85 pickups feature engraved knotwork and a worn metal finish matching the Evertune bridge. As with all HGC designs, the weight and tone of the original guitar is left unaffected. More designs are available through the Hutchinson Guitar Concepts website, which feature a portfolio of finished instruments inspired by wide ranging themes and executed through hundreds of hours of intricate wood carving, masterful finishing and state of the art electronics. Read More …

Hutchinson Viking V, Cybertech & Bronze Top

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PRESS RELEASE

After last years success with three unique guitars designed and modified for James Hetfield of Metallica, Hutchinson Guitar Concepts summons up Norse mythology for the latest concept: the Viking V.

According to myth, Fenrir is a monstrous wolf who prophecies foretell as being destined to harm the gods. The gods prepared three fetters to restrain Fenrir. The first two: Leyding and Dromi were great iron fetters but could not bind Fenrir. The third was Gleipnir constructed by dwarfs from six mythical ingredients and while it appeared like silken ribbon it fully bound the mighty wolf and the gods fastened it to a great stone slab called Gjöll and anchored it in the ground by a rock. Read More …

Introducing Hutchinson Guitar Concepts

Wow. Just… just wow. Keep an eye out for these incredible instruments. I get the feeling they’re not kidding in the press release when they hint at these guitars showing up in some rather visible places in 2012.
Artisan Luthier ‘James Hutchinson’ launches Hutchinson Guitar Concepts

 

Guitar builder crafts roadworthy instruments into functioning works of art!
Fitting custom string gauges, installing aftermarket pickups, and swapping out hardware are all modifications made by guitarists to personalise their instruments. UK-based artisan luthier, James Hutchinson, is taking guitar design, customisation and personalisation to its absolute zenith, with Hutchinson Guitar Concepts. Offering a bespoke service limited only by imagination, any guitar can become a functioning work of art.

 

The Hutchinson Guitar Concepts website features a portfolio of finished guitars that exert design inspiration from genres and themes as diverse as Steampunk, Natural Disasters, and Chinese dynasties. The Cybertech, Molten Lava, and Bronze Top guitars are just a few examples of what can be achieved through intricate wood carving, masterful finishing and state of the art electronics. James puts hundreds of hours of work into every fine detail, ensuring that each Tibetan symbol is perfectly engraved, and each ripple of molten lava oozes and glows with incredible LED lighting effects.

 

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