Feline Lion models

The Feline Lion is based on the classic single-cut design from Michigan
We have a few variations within this model and of course have made a number of custom versions too.

Lion Supreme

Feline lion Supreme Les Paul Custom Shop

(model shown is 25th Anniversary Lion Supreme)

This is our flagship model and is one that has a carved archtop of a different timber (most often maple) to the main body wood.
Usually found with binding round the body neck and headstock 
We always use a three piece quarter-sawn neck and feature a volute behind the adjuster for the two way truss rod.
To many the crowning glory is the all access neck joint carved and finessed by hand to be a fabulous fit for your hands.


Lion Special

Feline Lion Special custom shop Les paul

(model shown is 2017 mahogany version)

Whilst similar to the Supreme this model features a carved cap of the same timber as the rest of the body. We usually make this model a bit slimmer too for a guitar that is perfectly balanced and easy on the shoulder yet still full of tone and long sustain.
We always use a three piece quarter-sawn neck and feature a volute behind the adjuster for the two way truss rod.
To many the crowning glory is the all access neck joint carved and finessed by hand to be a fabulous fit for your hands.


Lion Bluescat

Feline Lion Bluescat 25th Anniversary model

(model shown is 25th Anniversary BluesCat)

The Blues Cat grew out of a desire to have a premium version of a two pickup Lion Cub variant. So we put a nice flat fascia front of a great looking wood on top of the mahogany (or Korina) body. Sounds a bit more versatile that the Supreme and happy with a wide range of music styles from pop to rock to blues and jazz.
The bodies are often chambered to give a bit more body and complexity to the tone. 
We always use a three piece quarter-sawn neck and feature a volute behind the adjuster for the two way truss rod.
To many the crowning glory is the all access neck joint carved and finessed by hand to be a fabulous fit for your hands.


Lion L6 - The Shred Lion

Feline Guitars Blackmachine B6 L6 shred Lion

(Model shown is one of 3 identical shred Lions we made)

With us making the very popular Blackmachine B6 model underlicense from Blackmachine Guitars we pondered what would happen if you made a guitar that was effectively a hybrid between the Blackmachine and one of our favourite Feline Lion models. This was the result: a swamp ash body with an Australian Blackwood (think Koa) frontmated to a 3 piece quartersawn maple neck 
A rosewwod board free from any front markers and fitted with 24 Dunlop 6100 frets.
High output pickups direct mounted, simple controls, Sperzel tuners and a hardtail bridge keep everything 100% functional on this sleek playing machine.

 

Lion Cub

Feline Guitars Lion Cub Guitar magazine review guitar

(model shown is my own favourite guitar - reviewed by The Guitar Magazine)

The slab bodied student guitar that Gibson made fast became treasured by players who preferred a simpler stripped down tone machine. Our cub is no different although we aim for a higher level of finessing than a student model of the past may have received. We always use a three piece quarter-sawn neck and feature a volute behind the adjuster for the two way truss rod.
To many the crowning glory is the all access neck joint carved and finessed by hand to be a fabulous fit for your hands, which may seem unnecessary on a slimmer bodied axe but your hands will tell you otherwise


Lion Cub DC

Feline Guitars Lion Cub DC double cutaway les paul junior

 

This model has become a real favourite in recent years and is favoured by players of all styles. Our version takes that basic recipe and improves a few features . From the intonating bridge to compensated tuning nut the tuning is greatly improved and quality tuners. The three piece quarter-sawn neck features a volute behind the adjuster for the two way truss rod.