I designed Saguaro laminated necks with the following features:
Ash or Alder Body
21 Fret One Piece Maple Neck
(see Neck Options for neck sizes)
Single Action Trussrod
Bullet style Trussrod Adjustment
Nitrocellulose Finish on Headstock and FretBoard
Tru-Oil Finish on Back of Neck
Stainless Steel Frets
Your Choice of Porter Pickups
Wilkinson Compensated Bridge
Gotoh Vintage Tuners
Bakelite Pickguard and Anchor Cover
Electrosocket Jack Cup
MSRP: $2000 with case
(A $750 deposit secures your order)
(plus shipping and sales tax if CA resident)
To see Bobby Devito's review of a Saguaro Tombstone guitar, click on the link below:
To see Guitar Video Reviews.com review of a Tombstone guitar, click on the image below:
To see Doug at Mountain Cat Guitars review of a Tombstone guitar, click on the image below:
Retaining the body shape of a classic T style solid body electric, a Saguaro Tombstone is 1.5 inches thick at the bottom strap button and being wedge shaped, it tapers to about one inch thick at the upper strap button. This leaves a heel thickness of only 0.3 inches. The body is constructed with a two piece top and a two piece bottom.
To give the thinner heel strength, inside the body is a 7075 Aluminum "T Block". The block ties the neck joint to the bridge plate which bolts to tapped holes in the T Block with 6-32 machine screws.
The strings feed thru a 3/16" brass anchor plate on the back side of the guitar. The anchor plate also bolts to the aluminum T Block with 6-32 machine screws. The CAD drawing below is a Tombstone guitar minus the body, showing how the aluminum T Block connects
the bridge to the neck and how the location of the brass anchor plate.
Below are several images showing a Saguaro Tombstone body. For those that feel the standard T shaped body cuts into their ribs will find the wedge shaped body alot more comfortable, eliminating the need for a tummy cut.