Vector Maximus

Designer's note:

"For the NAMM show we wanted to showcase our guitars/customshop capabilities on a few of our classic models. Once again, little details that might not get noticed at first are what make this guitar special. Like the downsized rubber skid plate inlaid on the edge and the matching tortoise truss rod cover."

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The Ivoroid binding looks so perfect against the korina. The reduced width of the guitar's side called for a guitars/customshop fabricated narrow rubber "grip" strip.
Six-ply hand stacked cellulose binding is painstakingly miter jointed on the body. Notice how clean the corners of the fingerboard binding is where the individual strips meet at the mitered corners. The tortoise pickguard lends another vintage touch to a wonderfully appointed masterpiece.


The classic peghead shape is outlined with multi-ply binding and inlaid with a genuine pearl logo, and is underlined with a fossilized ivory string nut. The tortoise truss rod cover echoes the pickguard to tie the entire piece together visually.