In March 2018, we decided to run a sweepstakes with the prize being a free custom build valued at up to $3500. The sweepstakes page is located here if you're interested.
In this blog article, I'll be posting updates as we document key stages
of the build process, so you can see what goes on behind the scenes here
at Halo in terms of actually building and bringing these custom guitars
“I’ve always wanted to own my own custom guitar and being fortunate to have won this sweepstakes has made that dream become a reality. When I customized the guitar I wanted it to suit the heavy songs I like to play and write but also still have room for some nice cleans. This guitar will be a great addition to my arsenal and I can’t wait to start writing new songs with it for my band, Hunt for Home.” - Luke G.
Here are just some quick updates:
We're building the guitar body from one of these Black Limba body blanks we just received from one of our tone wood vendors, Maderas Barber:
And we'll be installing Jescar Jumbo Stainless Steel frets on the scalloped Ebony fretboard:
But before all that, we need to study the full specs of the build and communicate with the winner, Luke, any concerns or suggestions we might have with the specs. We do this with all our customers just to make sure the final product truly delivers on every level. It's also a good opportunity to make any final tweaks as we can all be a little indecisive at times ;)
Full Specs for reference:
|Construction Method||Bolt On|
|Contour||Forearm & Tummy Cut|
|Wood/Material||Black Limba Body with Poplar Burl Top|
|Body Finish (Top)||Natural (Satin)|
|Body Finish (Sides/Back)|
|Headstock Shape||Reverse Inline|
Ebony with 16" Radius, Half Scalloped
|Headstock Finish||Natural (Satin)|
|Neck Finish||Natural (Satin)|
|Frets/Size||Jescar, Jumbo, 24, Stainless Steel|
|Fingerboard Binding||Maple with Purfling (Black/White/Black)|
Zero Fret with GraphTech Black TUSQ XL String Guide
|Bridge System||TOM String Through Body|
|Pickups||Bare Knuckle Aftermath (Bridge); Bare Knuckle Juggernaut (Neck)|
|Control Pattern||1 Volume & 3-Way Toggle Switch|
|Case||Halo Custom Fitted Hard Case|
More updates to come...
Thanks for reading!