Harvester #31 - a claro-walnut topped offset guitar.
some new drop-tops : cocobolo and vintage NOS formica.
Current ( Jan 2014 ) order details for custom Harvesters :
Wooden necked instruments from AU$2600 ( US$2320 or 1685 Euro ) one third down, allow 6 - 8 months TBC.
Antonio hybrid metal/wood neck instruments from AU$2850 ( US$2545 or 1845 Euro ) " " allow 6 - 8 months TBC.
The above prices cover a totally hand crafted guitar/bass with 2 hand-wound pickups and a hard tail. All devilish details and deviations above and beyond this are to be discussed and quoted via email ( please be careful when entering your address as I write many replies to customer enquiries only to have them bounce into the ether due to address typos )
Also feel free to befriend & contact me thru facebook - I enjoy the conversation.
I may also have prototype/one-off Harvesters for sale at or below the above prices at any time.
Melbourne AU repairs, setups, modifications, fabrications - 0434 944 104
baritone Antonio hybrid neck spine ...
just a pickguard for a strat ...
* please visit the new HARVESTER PAGE on fetishguitars.com - a beautifully designed, non-profit site featuring an overview of 'different' guitar design from around the world, focusing on Italian oddities of the 1950s and 60s and now featuring my latest work with aluminium hybrid neck guitars.
Harvester #27 Full photoshoot here.
The combination of the Antonio thru-metal neck design & Novak P90 pickups with my favourite Hagström tremolo is spectacular. Video footage soon.
*NEW TEES $22 VIA PAYPAL shipped to anywhere in the world or $18 shipped in AUS
Gildan soft, black tee with white Antonio Prototipo Headstock design.
I'm now taking orders for the next batch of these aluminium hybrid guitars.
Red metallic finish with 'candled effect'
From $2850 plus shipping - one third down as deposit, 5 months til completion.
I'm enjoying playing with the details on these Wandre Pioli tributes and welcome all the feedback that I receive from players and aluminium obsessives around the world.
I'm also enjoying playing the prototype alongside my Travis Bean and customer's metal-necked guitars here in the workshop. I'll try to capture some of that sustaining shimmer on video soon !
* Wooden necked instruments from $2600
A word about ordering a guitar from Harvester :
Wooden necked custom instruments starting from $2600 including a case.
Serie Antonio guitars with hybrid aluminium neck from $2850 ( hardtail 2 pickups, solidbody ) including a case.
I require 1/3 of the build price up front. Completion takes 5 months, balance of payment is due before delivery.
Delivery worldwide via Fedex/UPS insured is at the customer's expense and currently averages around $200 - $250 to Europe/USA.
This price covers a totally handcrafted instrument in the style represented in many of the photos on this site, with a hard tail bridge. Complicating/time-consuming factors simply add increments to the build price, they also add fun to the whole process for us both. Tremolo systems & other hardware are added to the base-price at cost.
I am happy to push each unique guitar project into new territory and don't charge extra for left-handed instruments. Feel free to contact me with an idea and I'll let you know when I can commence your guitar-build and together we can hammer out the details.
I think I have enough of my work shown here and on my flickr site to give an idea of what I'm into guitar-wise ... it's a niche and it's a pleasure to have carved out a little corner of the guitarmaking, guitarfixing world - hopefully without repeating the same-old same-old designs.
harvester #28 : basso antonio
semi-hollow short scale bass of new guinea rosewood with padauk/aluminium hybrid neck.
Harvester #25 : Antonio Prototipo - details of construction here
Harvester 22 sold to Daniel in Bergen, Norway *see also Completed Instruments
'H' neck plate on dramatically spalted blackheart sassafras.
a delicious vintage Maton Fyrbyrd in for repairs.
a left handed Harvester Custöhm relaxing on the deck with some vintage friends.
* limited sizes of original tee still available ... still got ladies sizes and XL mens
- Grey on Charcoal quality soft Gildan tee