This page is designed to help you make an order enquiry.

Please read this entire page before we spend some time discussing your build as it will make the process much smoother.

You can message via our facebook page or send an email and we can discuss in further detail.

Semi Custom Base Price is AU$3500.00

Deposit is AU$1000.00

The Base price has many inclusions and the majority of guitars I build are within the base price or not far from.

Basic upgrades like inlay, figured timber, larger shapes, fancy finishes etc will increase the price further.

If you stray too far from the Semi Custom base specs and request lots of custom work then the time involved in design and prototyping, computer coding etc will have to be calculated into the price. It's best to ask if you think what you want is a semi or full custom.

Case and freight are additional to the guitar cost, please see our FAQ page for freight and insurance info.

 

This guitar is a example of a Nemesis 6 that has kept within the base price.

 

 

BODY SHAPE

Larger shapes like a V, Explorer, Star, will recieve additional charges due to the much larger body size and timber selection is limited compared to smaller sized shapes like Superstrat, Tele, LP and Standard.

Not to scale

Superstrat Tele LP Standard

 

<Star Full V Jnr V Explorer

 

 

 

HEADSTOCK

All these options are included in the base price

Not to scale

Reverse Inline Reverse Retro Acoustic

 

PICKUPS

We use our inhouse brand www.facebook.com/gregorypickups and we can recommend a model to you according to your playing style.

There must be a humbucker in both the bridge and neck position,

(unless a scratchplate is used) if you would like a single coil in the neck we will coil split a humbucker, which is our default wiring anyway.

It is part of our neck heel design and we require the space underneath the humbucker for the neck to slide into, a single coil does not offer enough space.

We cannot offer a bridge only pickup guitar for the same reason.

Pickup selection is a personal choice and there isn't one answer for everyone. If you are unsure about how to choose, simply message.

If you wish to use a brand other than our supplied pickups, you can send in your chosen make/model and we will happily instal as long as it fits our routes.

 

STRINGS

Rotosound Yellow is most often the default string on all my builds, 10-46 (10-56 if seven string) and setup for E standard.

I use these as they are the best string I have come across and they last for a long time.

If you have a different string or tuning preference, feel free to post them in prior to assembly and advise the tuning.

 

 

TOP CARVE
The Nemesis SS6/SS7 (Flat Top)

 

The Nemesis

The Nemesis is our take on a modern superstrat. Sleek top and rear carve, comfortable against your body and under your arm, plus it's not too shabby in the looks department either.

The body thickness is 40mm through the entire center and shaped in an Elliptical Cylinder, curving out at a consistant radius to ~10mm at the tip of the body. The is no rear belly carve as the rear of the guitar is also radiused.

Due to there being so much removal of timber on the Nemeses carve, this is a lightweight guitar and popular with gigging guitarists due to the reduced weight.

Due to the extreme carve, certain electronics options may not be available that are in the Flat Top model, for example, the switchcraft selector is replaced by mini switches and the pull/push coil split is also replaced by a mini switch. The body is too thin in the electronics cavity area for these larger switches/pots.

Due to the extreme amount of timber removal, it also means we can also offer timbers that are usually too heavy to use on a normal carved guitar.

SS6/SS7 - aka Flat Top

The flat top model is a 40mm (+-) thick body and most often has a carved arm contour.

The Flat Top model also features a comfort carve on the rear.

Scallops on the top of the cutaways are also an option.

 

 

 

UNDERARM CONTOUR

(not applicable to theNemesis)

All these options are included in the base price

None Modern Retro

 

 

SCALLOPED CUTAWAYS

SS6/SS7 only - not applicable to Nemesis.

With or Without - a option on superstrats, both included in base price

 

 

BODY CAP/WOOD

We will often have an assortment of exotic tops in stock, or we may be able to order in something special for you.

Tops/caps are an upgrade and not included in the base price. A Nemesis is a lot more expensive to "cap" than a Flat Top due to thickness of timber required as with larger shapes like a star or V.

 

 

NECK WOOD

Quartersawn Hardrock Maple is the default neck wood chosen for its stability and availablility.

We will sometimes have other neck materials in stock, like wenge or mahogany that may not attract a surcharge.

Other neck options can be chosen at an additional cost like flamed maple for example and are subject to availability.

Maple

Flamed Maple

 

 

NECK PROFILE

Necks are carved thin and to my hand, not a standard pattern so I cannot compare to any brand, however the neck profile could be described as a variation of "Modern Flat Oval" (however it's not flat!)

I tend to average the neck (including board) thickness at the first fret around 19mm and around 21mm up the other end. The nut width is normally 43mm.

For those who prefer a meatier neck you can request a +1mm carve, this will feel like a slightly bloated version of the standard carve and although I wouldn't call it "chunky", it will be meatier than the standard thin neck profile.

 

 

 

HEADSTOCK CAP

Headstock caps are usually chosen when you add a figured top to the body and you want the headstock to match, you can also add feature lines between the cap and the headstock

This comes at additional cost to help cover the time involved and the additional material cost. Headstock caps are also subject to availability.

 

FINGERBOARD SELECTION

Ebony and Rosewood are default "bread and butter" choices as they always make a great guitar, however I often have other timbers in stock. Not all timber suit all builds, so fingerboard selection will depend heavily on body and cap choice.

Items like Snakewood and Pale Moon Ebony are available, however they are very expensive an can sometimes cost several hundreds of dollars to order in due to additional freight and availability.

Birdseye Maple is a fingerboard timber that requires an additional cost as it involves a few different time consumingsteps during the build process as well as requires spraying during paint stage for protection.

 

 

FINGERBOARD BINDING

All our fingerboards are bound, usually with timber and this is included the base price unless a specialized timber is requested.

Timber selection for binding will depend on fingerboard selection.

One upgrade which comes at an additional charge is a timber strip between the binding and the fingerboard, which can look quite classy on the right guitar

 

SIDE DOTS

Standard side dots are default on all our builds, however if you would like glow in the dark side dots you can upgrade to Luminlay for an additional charge.

It may sound gimmicky at first, but can be handy for those who reguarly find themselves gigging on dark stages.

This photo was snapped in our CNC room with the lights off, they are quite effective!

 

INLAY

A naked (plain with no inlay) board is default, however basic fret markers like offset dots or diamond silhouettes for a cheaper inlay option, or even our pearl diamonds for a bit extra again.

Custom inlay is a tricky one to quote as it requires so much design time and then later so much time doing detailed cutting etc.

Once time and materials are calculated you can easily blow out five hundred dollars or more on a custom inlay, so when making an inlay enquiry have a budget in mind and let us know.

 

 

 

 

BRIDGE

Hipshot Hardtail is our default fixed bridge option

Gotoh Floyd is our Tremolo option for 6 string, they do not make a 7 string bridge so Floyd Special is our default 7 string tremolo.

Due to the time involved in programming the CNC for bridge changes, unless you are prepared to pay a substantial amount to cover the labour, test routing and prototyping of a different model bridge, it is much cheaper for you to select one of our default models.

 

Hipshot 6 or 7 string hardtail

Gotoh Floyd

Floyd Rose Special

 

NUT

On a Hipshot we will use a Tusq nut, which is a synthetic bone (not cheap plastic) which we believe is a better alternative for many reasons

On a Tremolo guitar we usually we use genuine Schaller however if they are unavailable we will replace with something else of similar quality.

 

STRAP LOCK SYSTEM

I have been installing Schaller Strap Lock system on all my personal guitars since I discovered them in the 1990's so I feel it's only fair to install them on all the guitar I build as well. This is included in the base price.

 

TUNERS

One of our most often requested upgrades is for locking tuners.

We fit Gotoh tuners as standard to all our guitars however if you would like to upgrade to Gotoh Locking tuners you can do so at an additional cost.

 

 

SWITCHES AND POTS

We generally use CTS or Bournes pots and Switchcraft 3 way toggle and switchcraft output jacks on all our flat top guitars, with the tone pot wired as a pull push coil split for the neck pickup.

On Nemesis carve guitars, the toggle and pull/push is replaced by three mini switches, two wired as a kill switch and the third wired as a coil split for the neck pickup.

 

 

 

TONE CAPACITOR

We offer Orange drop capacitors as standard however you can upgrade to a PIO (Paper Dipped In Oil) capacitors for a small upcharge. It's simply apersonal preference, the difference being two different types of manufacture.

 

 

 

 

THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

More info and pictures will be added when I find the time, however I hope it has made the process easier for you.

 

 

The "BASE" column shows what is the default, the "UPGRADE" column means you can upgrade the default spec to something more custom or personalized.

Some items are pre filled in the upgrade column which means they are not specs that can be changed.

 

 

BASE

UPGRADE

Body Shape

NEMESIS (superstrat)

 

Strings

6 or 7

6 or 7

Headstock

Reverse Inline

 

Top Carve

Nemesis

 

Underarm contour

none

 

Scalloped cutaways

none

 

Body Wood

Mahogany

 

Body cap/top wood

none

 

Neck wood

Hardrock Maple

 

Neck Profile

Standard

Standard or + 1mm

Headstock cap

none

 

Fingerboard wood

Ebony

 

Fingerboard binding

Ebony

 

Side dots

White plastic

 

Inlay

none

 

Pickups

Gregory Cimmerian

 

Pickup cover/colour

open bobbins

 

Bridge

Hipshot Hardtail

Hipshot Hardtail or Gotoh Floyd

Bridge colour

Black

 

Nut

Tusq

 

Strap locks

Schaller strap lock system

 

Knobs

Metal Dome

 

Tuners

Gotoh

 

Switches

Mini

 

Tone Capacitor

Pio

 

Pots

Volume & Tone with coil split

 

Paint colour body

2k exposed grain

 

Paint colour neck

2k

 

Scratch plate

none

 

Switch Plate

none

 

Scale length

26.125"

26.125"

Fingerboard Radius

16"

16"

Frets (Jescar)

24 frets

24 frets