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TABBY HYBRID - GALLOP

Feline Tabby Hybrid strat tele hybrid john Mayer
Feline Tabby Hybrid strat tele hybrid john Mayer

Feline Tabby Hybrid strat tele hybrid john Mayer

 

LION SUPREME WIDE NECK - THOMPSON

Ross requested a Lion Supreme model but with a wider neck profile of 45mm at the nut
It also featured a ribcage contour

 

LION SPECIAL ASH FLOYD ROSE

Feline lion line special floyd rose les paul access floyd

Feline lion line special floyd rose les paul access floyd

LION SUPREME SLASH 2

feline lion supreme Gibson les paul slash appetite chris derrig
feline lion supreme Gibson les paul slash appetite chris derrig

feline lion supreme Gibson les paul slash appetite chris derrig

LION SPECIAL MAHOGANY SUNBURST

LES PAUL THINLINE LIGHTWEIGHT LES PAUL ACCESS
LES PAUL THINLINE LIGHTWEIGHT LES PAUL ACCESS

 

LION SPECIAL MAHOGANY COPPER

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feline lion supreme thin les paul access

feline lion supreme thin les paul access

LION SUPREME BLACK BEAUTY

Lion supreme les paul custom ace frehley black beauty brian robertson les paul access
Lion supreme les paul custom ace frehley black beauty brian robertson les paul access

Lion supreme les paul custom ace frehley black beauty brian robertson les paul access

TABBY THINLINE

feline tabby tele thinline flame maple charcoal black
feline tabby tele thinline flame maple charcoal black

 

HOLEY START - BALLARD

Russ ballard strat holyholey argent
Russ ballard strat holyholey argent

Russ ballard strat holyholey argent

LION 25th ANNIVERSARY PROTOTYPE

 

TABBY HYBRID - ALEX

 

LION SUPREME QUILT - GLOVER

 

FATCAT - PETE STANDRING

LION CUB FLAMETOP

 

EXPLORER BARITONE

 

 

LION CUB DC - JOHN GALLOP

 

LION CUB DC 2

 

FLYING V SUPREME STEELE

FLYING V SUPREME STOCK

TIGER SUPREME - CHRIS BANKS

 

LION SUPREME - MIKE SANDERSON

 

LION SUPREME - SLASH DERRIG

 

GOTHIC - NATURAL OILED

 

V90

 

PANTHER NECK THROUGH

 
 

 

PANTHER STANDARD FLOYD

 

LION CUB - BLUESCAT 2

 

Lion Supreme - Blue Quilt

A project that has been on the backburner for quite a while - finally decided it needed a bit of a push forward.
Very timely to celebrate 10+ years of being a Bare Knuckle dealer (and fan) as it has their rather wonderful 10th Anniversary set on it.
We used a set of the raphtech atio tuners too, which have different ratio for each string that allows the strings to all be tuned at the same rate - very useful for the otherwise twitchy G string and low E.

 

LION CUB - BLUESCAT

This is one of apair of guitars came about after hearing someone playing Jazz on a Korina V we made, and thinking it was the best jazz tone we'd ever heard, in spite of the shape being a bit too rock for some Jazz players.
So we set about making a couple of Lion cubs with all the same timbers as the so cool sounding Flying V.
We did add a Walnut fronts to give a nice refined look too.
To be fair these sound great for rock, blues pop etc, but they have a smooth top end that is so cool for clean chord passages.

Swamp Ash Panther 2

 

V58-Korina Stock

 

V58 Korina - Ross Penney

 

80s style hockey stick superstrat number 2

Whilst we're on an 80s trip here is another one the same - except for the maple fingerboard. the inlays are Black tahiti pearl Frets are Dunlop 6100 and it will feature an original Floyd Rose tremolo and a hot NEW pickup...the ASL eruption

 

ENTWHISTLE inspired SPIDER BASS

We are taking the plunge and raising the bar again with our Spyder Basses.
We have decided to pursue getting the letter inlaid fingerboards and getting a more compact version of the active circuit that we used last time.
We seem to keep getting better and better with these, and this customer was the first to commission one and now he is back to get an even closer replica - pics to follow

 

JAGCASTER MK2

Here is a second guitar we are building for a customer who also helps us out with some artwork and graphics stuff
The Mk 1 was maple necked so we went for a rosewood board on this one
We kept the 24" scale length which he prefers but we are going for more of a Jazzmaster vibe with the pickguard , although humbuckers will be in action once again

 

GOTHIC SUPREME

 

GOTHIC SUPREME 2

 

 

I AM THE LAW

 

Lion Supreme - Ben McCarthy

Ben is having us build him a great blues rock guitar
It's one of our favourite things to build - a classic singlecut with a faded burst finish
Add our atention to detail, all access neck and carefully selected hardware and it outguns the competition
Loaded with Bare Knuckle Mule pickups
The neck tone control has a push pull pot to put the pickups out of phase with each other for that Peter green sound.

 

Lion Special

 

Danny Lint Fatcat

Alex Butler Tiger

Anthony Smith Gold Sparkle Lion

 

 

Paul Masters Korina V58

 

SWAMP ASH TIGER

The Tiger has long been one of our most popular guitars.
We have 3 models within that range , the Supreme with it's arched flame maple top , the flat topped "cub" and this model lies in between - the Swamp Ash Tiger.

This beauty will have a Hipshot Tremolo and sperzel tuners - we've gone with Seymour Duncan 59s in this beast for a classic rock tone..

 

 

Mike Simpson Tiger

 

Dave Jackson Midi equipped Lion

 

Gareth Smith Tabby

 

Pete Becket Tabby

 

Maple neck strat

 

Oversize ML

While we were experimenting with designs for the ML design for our Belgian customer we came up with this beast.
We were trying to get a bigger beefier tone out of this design.

It is slightly bigger all round as well as being a bit thicker in the body than this type of guitar would usually be. We also put some hollow tone chamber to both keep the weight in check and add to the tonal character. Mahogany and flame maple construction with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard- nice stuff!
This guitar is up for grabs - so give a shout if it takes your fancy.

It would best suit a tall-ish player

 

JAG-FIREBIRD

Here is an interesting hybrid of two different styles - a Fender Jag meets a Gibson Firebird.
We have tried to meld the two looks together well'

Pickup wise this axe is fitted with a Bare Knuckle Rebel Yell and a TV Jones Magnatron and complimented by a Graphtech Ghost piezo (acoustic) pickup, which is rigged for MIDI output via a 13 pin socket on the side

This guitar has proved very challenging but we finally got there

 

TABBY BOBCAT 2

This unusual beast is an interesting mix of telecaster thinline and Les Paul.

Featuring a chambered mahogany body with a flame maple top.
We have this paired with a 3 piece mahogany neck with an ebony board loaded with huge Dunlop 6000 frets (25.5" scale)

The Bare Knuckle Stormy Mondays give a warm yet bright, versatile and dynamic experience for the player

 

TABBY BOBCAT

CHAMBERED TELE STYLE GUITAR MEETS LES PAUL STYLING
MAHOGANY CHAMBERED TELE WITH ALL ACCESS NECK

This unusual beast is an interesting mix of telecaster thinline and Les Paul.

Featuring a chambered mahogany body with a flame maple top.
We have this paired with a 3 piece mahogany neck with an ebony board loaded with huge Dunlop 6000 frets (25.5" scale)

The Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queens (P90 in a humbucker shell) give a warm , versatile and dynamic experience for the player

 

CUSTOM KORINA LION

silver Metal flake Glowble Korina les Paul  custom guitar  feline custom built
silver Metal flake Glowble Korina les Paul  custom guitar  feline custom built rear view
Sims custom leds feline guitars lion les paul korina  silver metal flake

Here is a Korina Lion that has been in the works a while.

We got started on this one a few years ago when the player it was for got a place at University and asked us to put the build on ice for a year or two, but we got it completed once he came back.


It sports a pair of 25th anniversary EMG81 pickups running on 18v and it sounds massive.

The silver Metal flake Glowble paint finish gives it a Gretsch silver jet kind of vibe too.

The 25.5" scale and 24 Dunlop 6100 frets combined with a slender yrt not skinny neck makes this a beast for shredding on and the tone is somewhere on the brutal side of Zakk Wylde.

The neck is also decorated with abalone trim and very bright blue LEDs

It's an assault on both the eyes and the ears!


LAPCAT - Lap steel

Feline custom built guitars lapsteel  seymour duncan bare knuckle pickups
Feline custom built guitars lapsteel asher ben harper style

Ooh - a lap steel!
Recently been taken with a wealth of great lap steel music being played in blues and rock , and I fancied making something substantial to play it on.

Whilst this one has a slight Telecaster vibe it features Duncan hot rails and cool rails for a juicier tone, although I am tempted to modify it to put aBare Knuckle Pickups P90 at the neck.
You can see the chunky square neck profile that will give great rigidity and tone.


LION SUPREME WITH PIEZO

Feline custom guitars lion supreme with graphtech ghost piezo bridge les paul custom
Fekine custom guitars lion supreme all access neck les paul

Another present guitar - this time a 10th wedding present (sure beats cuff links!)
Thankfully the lucky husband has been let in on the plans and I can show the work in process.
We are slowly introducing the inlaid logo headstocks into our Lion range where we can - just raising the cool factor of what we make.

As well as a pair of tasty humbuckers this baby will have a piezo acoustic pickup by Graphtech Ghost to allow acoustic and electric options.

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TABBY HYBRID

feline custom built guitar tabby hybrid telecaster stratocaster
feline custom built tabby hybrid stratocaster telecaster  all access neck
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Tabby Hybrid - our own take on melting two classic designs into something new.
We made one a few years ago and it got an absolutely rave review in Guitar Buyer magazine
Click here to download PDF of that review

A body shape that says telecaster and yet by altering the profile of the lower horn we are able to utilise a stratocaster pickguard with no modification.
The body has strat comfort contours to hug the players body, and an all access neck joint.

We decided to mix things up even more by making a pickguard that featured a telecaster bridge pickup – a Bare Knuckle Boss, with a pair of Bare Knuckle Mothers milk strat pickups.

We are still debating whether to put a thin steel plate inset on the underside of the pickguard (like Fender did on the Jerry Donahue strat about 10 years ago) in an attempt to give even more tele like snap to the bridge pickup.


FELINE PANTERA SOUTHPAW

Feline custom guitar southpaw lft handed blackmachine B6 Bare Knuckle aftermath earvana pantera
Feline custom guitar southpaw lft handed blackmachine B6 Bare Knuckle aftermath earvana pantera

We have found that there is a lot of interest in stripped down versions of guitars, with a thinner body profile and an oil finish.
Our good friends at Blackmachine have certainly carved a niche with their unique creations , and we have always offered a slimmer alternative of our popular Panther model , but usually with a glossy paint finish .
Here we have a Southpaw version of our stripped down "Pantera" model.
Loaded with Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups, sperzel tuners, earvana nut and a simple hardtail design (with a brass anchor/sustain block)

 

Southpaw Tiger with Floyd

Feline custom built guitars southpaw left handed Tiger PRS  floyd rose bare knuckle warpigs
Feline custom built guitars southpaw left handed Tiger PRS  floyd rose bare knuckle warpigs

We enjoy making guitars in our range that are left handed . We call it our Southpaw range
We know how tough it can be to find a good lefty, and we get asked to make quite a few - especially variants of guitars that are impossible to find left handed.
this baby incorporates a bit of a Private stock mentality - beautiful exotic woods, paired with top hardware

Unusually for this type of guitar we featured a Floyd Rose (original of course), paired with some all black Bare Knuckle warpigs
The colour was supposed to be a blood red crimson burst with the flame stained and darkened for effect


V - 80s std – Ultraviolet

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Feline custom built guitars flying v flip flop paint ultraviolet purple guitar

Another example of my love for the flying V .
This variant is somewhat of a 1980s style one without a pickguard with the volume controls a bit more strategically placed for easy volume tweaks.

I really wanted something specific for the colour of this one - I wanted it to look like an ultraviolet light or like a neon tube.
I was keen to create an effect that looked purple when you viewed it but you could also see a blue haze if you looked at the edges and I think we succeeded

This all mahogany baby is loaded with Bare Knuckle Cold Sweat pickups and the tone is superb - controlled by special 550k ohm pots and Paper in oil capacitors. It has a mix of clarity , balls and attitude.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT MAHOGANY LION

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Feline Custom built guitars surrey  lightweight les paul all access neck

In the middle of doing the prototype for the 20th anniversary model and decided to make myself something else as well
Some of you may know my love of flying Vs, and as I recently found myself without a V of my own since selling the Korina one to an existing customer, I decided I needed something to replace it tonally.
And due to my fixations with Michael Schenker and other players who had a similar kind of tone in the early 80s I chose my preferred combination of mahogany body and neck, ebony board and a pair of Cold Sweat Pickups
What a beauty she has turned out to be both visually and sonically.
It's like an all mahogany LP but thinner bodied and lighter
In essence it's like an upmarket junior (cub) with an arched top

I've utilised some of the same appointments that we were introducing with our 20th anniversary Lions
One is the pearl inlaid headstock logo - the other item which was supposed to be an exclusive for the 20th anniversary was the fingerboard inlays, but I thought I'd like it for this guitar as well.

Of course it has the usual Feline Lion feature of the all access neck joint - so it's super easy to get to the highest frets

Should point out that it has the full arched top on it - you'll see it more once the paint is on as the light will reflect more and show off the curves
this one is definitely for myself, but should anyone want one like it - one the same spec would be £2000
Prices will start at about £1700 for one without binding and with dot (or no) inlays

Feline guitars les paul all access neck

Our famous all access neck joint

Feline custom built guitars fingerboard inlay


Pantera - skinny Panther

Feline custom guitar  blackmachine B6 Bare Knuckle painkillerearvana pantera
Feline custom guitar  blackmachine B6 Bare Knuckle painkillerearvana pantera
Feline Custom guitars  All access neck Blackmachine B6

We have found that there is a lot of interest in stripped down versions of guitars, with a thinner body profile and an oil finish.

Our good friends at Blackmachine have certainly carved a niche with their unique creations , and we have always offered a slimmer alternative of our popular Panther model , but usually with a glossy paint finish .

Here we have our stripped down "Pantera" variant loaded with a pair of Bare Knuckle Painkiller pickups . The custom taper CTS 550k pots and Jensen paper in oil capacitor are wired in a 50s style that allows for less treble loss when the volume is wound down

 

Buckethead Lion

Here is a fab Lion model that features a 3 piece maple neck topped with a thick slab of ebony.

We fancied doing a Lion model without any inlays and in a solid white colour having seen clips of Buckethead and his distinctive guitar, however we decided to go with a fantastic Ferrari red to go with the black hardware we chose for a stark mean look

We have tried a few sets of pickups in this - we really enjoyed the Bare Knuckle Miracle Man set , but were surprised to find that a Riff Raff set was more fun as they gave a huge amount of versatility to this guitar.

As ever we have some cool CTS pots and paper in oil caps in a 50s style wiring config

 

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