Adam Knochowski - Adam Guitars - Scratch

Completed Guitar


Vintage Custom (Prototype)

Body: Honduran Mahogany (1 piece)
Top: Carved Book-matched American Flame Maple
Neck: Honduran Mahogany (50s medium profile)
Fretboard: Nicaraguan Rosewood (Dalbergia tucurensis) - 24.75” scale length, 12” Radius
Headstock Veneer: Ebony
Side dots: Mother of Pearl

Neck joint and fretboard glued with Fish Glue (for max tone)
Top, Veneer, and Ears glued with Titebond Original
Neck reinforced using recessed carbon fiber bars with Honduran Mahogany Strips as fillers to provide more wood on wood contact with the fretboard (and max tone)

Tung Oil

Tuners: Gotoh Magnum Locking
Bridge: StewMac GoldenAge Low Profile Wraparound Bridge
Nut: Graph Tech Tusq XL
Frets: Jescar Stainless Steel 55090-S (Medium/Wide)
Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46

Pickups: Custom hand-wound 1959 replica pickups (Neck 7.9K Alnico 3, Bridge 8.3K Alnico 3)
Potentiometers: CTS Mojotone 500k
Capacitors: Mojotone Vitamin T Paper-in-Oil (.022uf)
Switch: Switchcraft
Jack: Switchcraft

Adam Knochowski - Adam Guitars - Scratch
I'm an amateur luthier from North Carolina. My love of guitars and interest in woodworking inevitably led me down this path and Youtube channels like Crimson's and the GGBO competition greatly inspired and motivated me to pursue my passion further and I'm excited to be part of it this year!
I would like to support Jessie's Fund:
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