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The Delta Blues Machine


Single coil pickup

Red Agate Inlaid Knurled Chrome Volume and Tone Knobs
Maple neck with satin finish
Walnut fretboard

Handcarved headstock, bridge saddle and tailpiece
25 inch scale with 19 frets
Medium nickel silver fretwire
Mother of pearl inlay fret markers
Steel side markers
Bone nut
Strap Buttons installed

4 strings tuned to open G (GDGB)

Approximate dimensions: overall length 34 1/4”. Body: Length 11 3/4” x Width 8 ½” x Depth 4 5/8”

The Delta Blues Machine

  • The Delta Blues Machine. This is a custom commissioned piece headed to a fine fellow in Australia, embodying an original concept of "Delta blues-meets-steampunk." Note the nods to Robert Johnson and his pact at the crossroads in the front and back designs... Wood burning, hand carving, and hand painted work abounds. To see more available creations or to create something custom for you

    Special notes: The bridge and bridge saddle are purposefully NOT glued down, but rather held by string tension. This allows for future adjustments if necessary. Should you prefer higher or lower action, you can replace nut and/or bridge rods with those of a larger or smaller diameter. Also, leaving the bridge and saddle “floating” allows for intonation adjustments as needed. 
    Helpful Tip - if intonation at the 12th fret is sharp, slide the bridge slightly back toward the tailpiece until the note is in tune. Likewise, if the intonation at the 12th fret is flat, slide the bridge slightly forward toward the nut until the note is in tune. When changing strings, do so one at a time in order in order to maintain bridge and nut positioning. Naturally, you can contact me if you have any questions.

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