What makes a Tom Lyons Guitar?
Primavera. Mahogany. Maple. Sapele. Cocobolo. Rosewood. Wenge. And many others. Sometimes a one piece body, sometimes a 2 piece. If it is a 2 piece, the grain will match like it was meant to be that way. I try to use single piece bodies whenever I can but finding a nice piece 13 inches wide is getting pretty tough these days and is guaranteed to pull a premium price. My preference is the double cut with a set neck. Dare to be different. A classic shape, that can be massaged in so many ways.
Block inlay on a rosewood fretboard
A couple of mahogany neck blanks
A chunk of maple ready for resawing to become tops
Bound cocobolo headstock
S style in primavera
S style headstock cocobolo onlay
Getting the bridge placed
Hand cut fretboards
Test fitting a neck
Hollow body glue-up
Primavera body with a claro walnut back and fresh cut pick guards
copyright 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Soon to be neck for a neck-thru bass