The Squid

This is a very special, indiviual and distinctive guitar. For the building I only used exotic, noble woods,without reference to difficulties in the processing, as there may be e.g. with Buckeye Burl. That gives the guitar its very unique look and makes it a fascinating sight, as in a second sight one may discover a lot of more nice details. The Squid is a modern Strat, which can as well realize old known sounds. Concerning the sound, it´s very crystal with nice overtones. A fat and creamy sound can be achieved by turning the resonance knop a little bit. In comparism to Qian, this guitar is clearer and not so dirty.

shape: squid

tuners: Schaller M6 locking machines

nut: Schaller Floyd Rose

bridge: Schaller Floyd Rose

neck constrcution : multiple bolt-on with 5 screws for higher access


Body: american walnut; one piece

Buckeye Burl Top;

Neck and Head: birdseyemaple with walnut binding

lemon tree fretboard

finish: high gloss body and head; oil and wax neck

dots: tahiti abalone

side dots: metal


Pickups: Seymour Duncan SH-14 Custom Five Bridge and Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz Model Neck


Volume (upper poti );

5-way switch for different resonances (lower poti);

5-way pichupselector



pichup switching:

Position 1: bridge humbucker; fat rythm sound

Position 2: splitted bridge pickup as single coil; vintage strat sound

Position 3: splitted neck pickup and splitted bridge pickup parallel with humbucking effect; known as a tele sound

Position 4: neck pickup as single coil

Position 5: neck humbucker






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