Clone 3

The design of the Clone 3 guitar perfectly captures the balance of old and new aesthetics. Designed to be a modern interpretation of a jazz archtop guitar the profile suits the needs of both the old souls and the vibrant youths. Among today’s vast musical landscapes, jazz has extremely wide applications, making this the perfect model for anyone with influences from the Roaring Age. Featuring a heavily asymmetric body shape and offset waist, the design of this guitar effectively creates lines that are bold, yet clean. The meticulously crafted tail piece, bridge, and materials carry over the old jazz guitar aesthetic, ultimately blending the new with the old. Subtle woodworking techniques make this instrument a great pleasure to build, and an even greater pleasure to hold and play. Once your fingers begin bebopping along this beauty, you may not be able to put her down.

Model Clone 3
Construction type Archtop, hollow body, solid body
Scale length 25.5
Nut Width 1 11/16”
F-Board Radius 12”
Neck Profile standard “c”
Body/Back Wood walnut, cherry, curly maple, bubbinga, paduak, swamp ash, basswood
Top Wood curly maple, quilted maple, spruce
Fretboard Wood ebony, rosewood, maple
Headstock Veneer ebony, rosewood
F-Hole Options 1 or 2 cateye(s) or f-hole(s)
Binding Package Custom, standard, basic, none
Finish  clear, emerald green, honey blond, cherry, midnight blue, wine burst, tobacco burst, antique burst, tri color burst, custom
Pickups Seymour duncan shn2, jb, 59, or other
Electronics 2 master volumes, one master tone, (optional) coil cut and series/parallel
Bridge hand sculpted two piece ebony. rosewood (optional) tun-o-matic adjustable saddle top, or traditional ebony top
Tail Piece hand sculpted ebony or rosewood with stainless steel hinge
Fretboard Inlay small block, side line, jaws, orbital, custom. In m.o.p or abalone
Headstock Inlay builders signature, custom. In m.o.p.
Fretwire Size stew mac 154 wide/high
Tuners Schaller mini m6 black, gold or nickel
Truss Rod two-way hotrod 4mm allen with two 18” carbon fiber reinforcing rods
String Guage DR tite fit 10-46