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SH-25, fifths tuned Signature Hybrid Guitar
This instrument was custom made for guitarist Allen Ferguson
 
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Everything you hear on this 2 track jam, was improvised...No bass guitar was used...I tried to cover the full range of the instrument so that you could get an idea of the extremely wide range of this tuning.

Custom Shop Features Include:
*25 handmade stainless steel 5/32" fret rods
*(Instrument has a full 5 octave range tuned in 5th's, with the additional 25th fret)
Compound Scale 25" x 27" Cocobolo fingerboard, bound in Flame Maple, and  inlaid with Paua dots'
Aged African Mahogany neck with flame maple headstock graft.
Body is 1 piece of African Mahogany,
5A aged Spalted Quilt Maple ~Drop Top~
Custom TK "Diagonalized" bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan JB,
The neck pickup is an AGI 'Drop & Gain'
Electronics are a 3 way LP-switch, 1 volumes, 1 tone and 1 coil tap for the neck p-u..
The ~TK Single Bridges~ are custom designed for superior sustain, tuning performance, extended string life, and most of all "tone"
Tuners are Sperzel Open Back.
Action is less then 1/16" at the high string (G#) and just over 1/16" on the low string (A)
Approx width at nut is 1.6" (1-58")
Approx thickness of neck at 1st fret is .80" at 12th fret is .90"


Similar instruments (set-up in standard tuning) will occasionally available for sale in the Gallery.
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 You can get started now designing your very own Custom Shop 'Signature Series' Instrument!
Unfortunately this instrument was finished during my big move to Arizona, and so it was never really photographed as completed.
Here is the same guitar above only with no finish applied... It was wetted with 'naptha' in order to simulate what it might look like finished for this photo.



If you are wanting a wider melodic range from your 6 string guitar,
(close to the range of an 8 string!) then you should definitely