Agape Guitars


Tanner's Black and Red Protos

Tanner's ProtosRich ChaffinsComment
strung up

Guitars make great gifts, as you have seen before. This one isn't a surprise, as the owner actually did some of the early work on it. (Don't worry, I fixed it after his first time on the router.) Routing the roundover

Specs for this black and red Protos:

One piece alder body, black gloss maple/maple neck, black headstock/red logo, black dots red pickguard, black & red hardware Sperzel locking tuners, Gotoh bridge Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge position

Come with me on the journey!

Test fit of the output jack

Headstock cut to shape.


Before it's black and red.

Control holes drilled

Primer on.


Black gloss going on.

black gloss

Getting shiny.


Almost there.

strung up

headstock hardware

Stop back soon to see the final product and listen to a demo!

In the meantime, what do you think? Painted finish? Dyed? Just let the wood do its thing? Let me know your thoughts here or you can come check out my Facebook page and let me know there!

The Protos Twins

Protos TwinsRich ChaffinsComment

Greetings, kind reader! It's been way too long since I've updated this page, but I assure you, I've been a busy, busy, busy. Today I'd like to show you my twins. I have two Protos models in production, and I'm happy to announce that they are available for you! If you're interested, just use the contact form to get in touch.

Now, let's show these beauties off!


Alder bodies, semi-hollow Quilted maple tops, one autumn sunset, one faded denim finish maple necks, rosewood fretboards Grover locking tuners Wilkinson bridges Arcane '56 Tele bridge and wide-range neck humbucker in one, Arcane Ultratrons in the other.

Protos 1:

Protos 1


Protos 2 (love the bit of spalt in the corner!):

Protos 1

Protos 1 routed out:

Protos 1 route


Protos 2 routed out:

Protos 2 route


Fresh out of binding!

Protos bound


Logos applied:

Protos logo


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