Universal Hornet
Universal Nomad
These two guitars are the result of my collaboration with guitar guru, Tom Bryden. They both feature Mosrite-like offset bodies. The front and back are contoured for comfort. The bolt-on necks sport 22 frets and a 25.5 inch scale. Both feature Kluson tuners, chrome Strat style volume and tone knobs, and offset dot inlays. The Hornet (shown in lipstick red) features a Strat style tremelo, mini humbuckers, and a 3 way switch. The Nomad (in Seafoam Green) features a P90 pickup and compensated stop tailpice. These two of a kind are priced to sell!
Custom Semihollow
This guitar is a one-off and is my answer to Gretsch's DuoJet reissue. Unlike the Gretsch, this one features an ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer, real mother of pearl hump block inlays, Grover open back tuners, and a one piece mahogany body. Like the original, it has a laminated top, DeArmond pickups, and chrome flattop knobs. This guitar also sports a Bigsby tremelo with a Gretsch style bar bridge. This guitar is based on the 1957 model, which I've tried to faithfully reproduce. Since I'm not building copies anymore, this is a one- of-a-kind. I will be introducing a hollow body line based on the DuoJet in the near future.Please note: since this guitar isn't manufactured in a third world country, the bridge doesn't wobble like it's imported counterpart.
Flying V Prototype
Emerald Prototype
This guitar, which I built in 1998, is the prototype of what was to become the Emerald. There are obvious differences between this and the standard Emerald. The top is redwood, the back, sides and neck are maple. The 25 inch scale length fingerboard is rosewood, and the headstock veneer and bridge base are ebony. The semi hollow body has a two inch depth. The electronics consist of two PAF humbuckers, volume and tone controls, and a 3 way switch. The pickguard and truss rod cover are plastic. Originally this guitar was Wine Red but I refinished it in Jet Black. Claim this one now before it's gone!
Persephone Prototype
This is the prototype for my first laminate archtop guitar which I built in 2002. It has a 1 3/4 inch nut, 25 inch scale length, and 17 inch body with a 3 inch depth. Features include 3 piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge, pickguard, bridge, and headstock veneer. Guitar has internal X bracing, Schaller tuners, and bound neck, body, and headstock. Electronics include a Kent Armstrong floating humbucker with volume control. This guitar debuts my new headstock design and transitional tailpiece and pickguard designs. If you're in the market for an affordable custom built archtop for serious gigging, this may be the one for you.
Here's another one-off guitar, number 2098-9, which I completed in 1999. I had always wanted to build a Flying V. Now that it's built, it's time to move on; this will probably be the only Haxty Flying V. It features a 24 3/4 inch scale length with a 1 5/8 inch nut. It has gold keystone tuners, tune-a-matic bridge, humbuckers, and V plate. The headstock, which has a real ebony veneer, is bound along with the neck. The neck has a thinner feel to it, unlike my later guitars, but plays good. The finish is Antique Ivory nitrocellulose lacquer. Comes with coffin case which I hand-built. I have this guitar at the shop- come on by and check her out! Be the owner of the last Haxty Flying V.