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Black Mesa Spectra Custom

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Black Mesa Spectra

Body: chambered Cuban mahogany

Top: bookmatched burl maple

Neck 3-piece jointed 24.75" scale TorsionLogic™, sapele

Fretboard: Macassar ebony, compound radius, 12"-16"

Frets: stainless steel medium jumbo

Pickups: WCR Fillmore humbuckers, custom ipé rings

Controls: volume-tone-5-way pickup selector; Suhr Shiba drive embedded

Pickup selector positions:

1) neck (series), bridge tap(series)
2) bridge (series), neck tap (series)
3) bridge (series), neck tap (parallel)
4) neck only (series)
5) bridge only (series)

Hardware: black Schaller "Hannes" bridge, black Steinberger Gearlesslocking tuners

black Dunlop flush-mount Strap Locks


The new owner had this to say:


"When I opened the case for the first time, I was simply taken in by the incredible beauty of this instrument. The pics simply do not do justice to the fine burled maple and other woods you selected. The fit and finish shouts “craftsmanship,” while the presentation and design reflect the sensibilities of an accomplished artist.

But how does it play? I’ve gotten to know this instrument and she is now my “go to” axe. This one has it all: the versatility, the tone, the playability, and the unique design that I was hoping for in a custom instrument.

Clint, I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate the care and effort you invested in this project. You went way above and beyond in getting this “right” and ensuring that I was completely satisfied. My hope is that sometime soon we can do business again. Thanks so much for the journey and the great instrument!!"

-Ken V.



all images on this website ©Clinton S. Dougherty