Abyss Custom Guitars – Single Cutaway -
Green Vines Model
If you have read Premier Guitar magazine lately
you have heard of Abyss Custom Guitars and remember
the stunningly original instruments that graced
the cover. If you have not this is a very talented
guitar designer that I like a lot. He only makes
a few guitars a year but one look at the adjoining
photos and you can see why I am so excited.
This instrument is a single cut solid body design
with flair. For instance the cut away is deeper
than most designs giving you easy access to the
highest frets unlike most single cut designs. This
is a neck through design with the body and neck
all in Black Limba or Korina. The top is highly
figured Flame Maple with Flamed Maple Bindings on
the body, neck and head stock.
The unique Green color is off set with Gold hardware
including Gotoh 510 Tuners and a Tone Pros bridge.
The Pick-ups are Seymour Duncan’s with a JB
at the bridge and a 59 at the neck, a classic combination
with great sound. The tone knobs are jeweled in
green to match the top.
The fretboard is ebony with a Green Vines inlay
that runs the length of the neck onto the head stock.
The Vines are made from Koa and the leaves are Mother
of Pearl and Abalone. The leaves of the vine are
used to mark the fret positions and hand selected
for their green color to match the top’s color.
This guitar has virtually no neck heal with its
through neck design further adds to the ease of
access to the upper registers. The neck’s
action is like lightning.