We’re super stoked on the response we’ve received on our brand new Goil Foil pickups, you guys are awesome! We knew we had a winner on our hands but the reaction has been beyond fantastic. Many players and builders are so excited about the tonal possibilities and sexy looks that we keep getting killer pictures sent to us of in progress and finished builds! So we thought we share some of our favorites here on the old Lollar Blog. Send in some more and we’ll post ‘em!
Bilt Volare – Custom made for Nels Cline:
Creston Electric – Offset Gold Foil Custom
Here at Lollar Pickups, we love working closely with some of the best builders in the industry to find the right tone for their custom creations. So we thought we’d spotlight some of the unique builds and the thought process behind them. Next up is Creston Lea and his Water Tank Custom, which was built for Luke Doucet using our 50′s Wind P90′s.
1. This guitar is has such an interesting design. Is this something Luke specifically wanted, or did you dream it up?
Luke was very specific about some things – neck dimensions, for instance – but wanted to be surprised by the final look. We emailed back and forth and he listed a few of my guitars which he especially liked. I’ve had really good luck with western red cedar bodies and mahogany / rosewood necks, so I’m sure I suggested that combination early on. I started by whitewashing the body but the old pickle brine stain was so dark, the whitewash looked pretty lousy sitting on top of it. I started sanding it off and, at a certain point, it began to look like something appealing – so I stopped sanding and started spraying clear lacquer. I wrestled with pickup cover and pickguard colors for a while, but ultimately settled on two from my precious, dwindling stash of white soapbar covers and a 1-ply white guard.
Nashville friends! Lollar Pickups has invaded your lovely town for this weekend’s excellent Amp & Gear Expo at the Hotel Preston. We’ll be sharing a room with the Rockett Pedals for some sweet two-for-one tonal action. Admission is free for the public, so if you’re in or around the area come down and get your Lollar kicks. Check out the official website here for details.
Our highly anticipated Lollar Gold Foil pickups are finally available to order. We are offering a neck and bridge version in standard mount, and a neck version in a floating pickguard mount. Both versions available in nickel, chrome, and gold. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206-463-9838.
Happy Gold Foil Day!
As we’ve demonstrated time and time again on this blog and our Facebook page, we love unique and beautiful guitars that house Lollar Pickups. From Fano to Rhoney to M-Tone, we are blown away by some best builders in the biz using Lollar to bring the tone to their incredible designs. We wanted to share luthier Marc Connelly’s wild take on the Telecaster, know as the ‘Blastercaster’ – a guitar sold at the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museaum Gala and Auction for a cool $11,000! Let’s hear from Marc himself about this one-of-a-kind instrument: