Agape Guitars

Indian rosewood

Steve's Replacement Neck

Steve's Neck and PickguardRich ChaffinsComment
Hand Carving

I based the neck for Steve off of a previous build that I did for my student Josh.

Specs: Rock maple, big D shape, rosewood neck, 16” radius, 22 frets, last 4 scalloped, oil finish.


Truss Rod

Glued up, side dots

Rough cut

Frets installed

I decided to be a little bit creative with the dots I did for this one:

Neck Dots

Hand Carving

Steve asked for the last four frets to be scalloped.


The body of the guitar has a kind of granite-style finish, so I decided to echo that in the headstock.




And here's the finished headstock with hardware installed.

Finished neck, back

Finished Headstock, front

Check back tomorrow for pictures of the pickguard I created to go with this and to see the finished product! And if you absolutely have to see everything right now, go like my Facebook page where you can see this and a bunch of other stuff I've been working on!

A new neck for Josh's Strat

Josh's replacement neckRich Chaffins1 Comment

A while back, my very best guitar student asked me about building a neck for his Strat. I had already modded this beast in just about every which way possible already: replaced the pickups a couple times, installed new locking tuners, a graphite nut, put a Stellartone Tonestyler tone control in, a Super-Vee Bladerunner tremolo, a kill switch, the works. So, why not? The new neck is Indian Rosewood. It is a fat D shape with a macassar ebony fretboard, abalone side dots, and zebrawood logo/headstock "wings". A few progress pics:

Josh's neck truss rod fretboard glueup wings glued on fretboard polish dots installed logo done finished!

Here's a video of it in action. Check out the tasty stylings of my student, Josh Martinez, and his sweet new Agape neck. Thanks!

Jason's Apophis completed and demoed!

Jason's customRich ChaffinsComment

Okay then. This one was finished up last month. Original post, complete with specs, here. The thing we did change was the model name. Working title Apollyon (mine, Greek for destroyer), final name Apophis (his, Greek translation of Apep, Egyptian god of darkness and chaos). Either way, bad news. ;) ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Really happy with the playability. Super-low action, nice thin neck (although I personally prefer big, chubby necks). The sheer amount of tones available is insane, also. 3 Guitar Logistics Diablo humbuckers with separate volume, tone, and on-off-parallel switch= sounds amazing AND super flexible. Here's the demo:

Check it, yo. Thanks!