Each SS is painstakingly aged by hand to give the guitar a comfortable, broken-in feel right out of the included vintage-style thermometer case. Every guitar is setup to perfection with a full fret level, dress and rolled fingerboard edges. As beautiful as this guitar looks, it plays and sounds EVEN BETTER!
I play, and continue to "tweak" every completed guitar for a minimum of one week prior to shipping to ensure superb playability for its new owner.
Body: Quality sourced alder for a clear, focused tone, spec'd at or under 4 lbs. in your choice of finish
Neck: 25.5" Scale - Two-piece hard rock maple for extra stability (SS '58), or with dark rosewood board (SS '62) in GG Dark Vintage Amber with a smooth hand rubbed Tru Oil finish, 10" radius for effortless bends, Your choice of standard .83" or chunky .86" at the first fret with a comfortable vintage "C" carve, versatile 6125 frets and 1.650" nut width
Nut: Hand-carved unbleached bone
Pickups: Custom Glory Guitars SS set. The choices here are wide open! I build most SS Models using pickup sets custom wound for Glory Guitars by the great folks at Lindy Fralin Pickups. Special combinations of hum-cancelling DiMarzio Area pickups are also available.
Tuners: Vintage-style Kluson tuners
Bridge/Tremolo: Custom Kluson Tremolo with solid steel tone block and vintage-style Callaham bent steel saddles
Electronics: CRL or DiMarzio Super switch, CTS pots, Specially selected tone capacitor, PureTone multi-contact output jack, Gavitt 22 gauge cloth pushback wire, Cardas Audio silver solder
Knobs/Switches: Various styles of switch tip and knobs available
Strings: D'Addario EXL110, 10-46, or EXL115, 11-49 Nickel Round Wound
$1,995 + $65 shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. for a standard SS '58 or SS '62, MONO case included
$100 upcharge for “heavy” aging.
Current build time from order date is approximately 12 - 16 weeks with a 50% deposit.
Several custom builds currently in stock! Please inquire.
Let's get a custom SS '58 or SS '62 build started for you today! Reach out to get more information, to make inquiries, or to order your custom Shepherd. A phone call is preferred as I can answer all your questions in real time... and better yet, get a chance to speak with you!