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Large Plate Guitar_1Apologies for not having updated the website in a while!

I’m pleased that I was finally able to fulfill a desire I’ve had from when Custom Cool Etch was started – I had always wanted to make a full – face metal scratchplate, and set myself the challenge of having it ready for the Northern Guitar Show in March.

Of course, I couldn’t do this without the help of my other half from Bridge Street Guitars, as he would be responsible for the rest of the build. We had a guitar in mind, and a set of McNelly pickups, so I decided to use aluminium as it’s easier to cut.

The cutting out was the easiest part for me, the hard bit was deciding on the artwork. I tend to overthink everything, so all the design elements got reworked so many times, but I’m happy with the final look. Not that we got to spend much time with the finished article – I thought that we’d be coming home with it after the show, so didn’t take as many pics, but it sold virtually as soon as it was on the stand!

I will be doing more of these – in particular I fancy a copper aged one, so keep visiting the site!

Large Plate Collage

Also, something a little different – pickup covers. I had thought about these some time ago, but as most are plated I didn’t really do much about getting hold of some. However, I had a query about Humbucker covers and managed to find some unplated nickel ones on Axesrus. Pattern transfer was a little fiddly, but they etched and patinated well, and their owner is very happy.

If anyone is interested in these, please get in touch, something similar would be around £45 + shipping.

Covers Collage

And finally, I am now selling Standard T Style ‘plates on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StudioAtSummerhill?ref=ss_profile

So if you fancy a quick sale have a look. These are made to fit Standard Telecasters only (8/5 hole) not copies or non standard guitars – for those you need a custom order, and you can either convo me on Etsy, message on Facebook, or use the contact form on here.

Pic below shows a happy Etsy customer!

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That’s all for now!

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My latest work – a set of hand-made ‘plates for Ally Lee’s Firebird. I think they look pretty good, and so does he. These are in aluminium to echo the original ‘plates, with the KSVT lettering nestling amidst a slightly distressed sugar skulls and roses pattern. I have also included the original logo on the headstock, as a tribute to Raygun Relics.al_plate_3al_plate_4al_plate_2al_plate_7

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Many apologies for not updating the site to say we are not attending the South of England Guitar Show today. This is due to unforeseen circumstances – we would love to be there, but just can’t make it.

You can still go and have fun without us!

Have just checked out our mention in 4.52am online mag from the lovely Mark Davidson (Jooky Guitars), both Custom Cool Etch and Bridge Street Guitars get glowing reviews!

Check out the latest in the mag here. It’s free and comes out at 4.52am every Sunday, and there are lots of interesting articles and reviews as well.

Mark is also the editor  of Guitar Quarterly, you can find out more about this cool mag here:

http://www.guitarquarterly.co.uk

We’ll be posting pics of our new full fascia ‘plate soon, and other lovely goodies that we couldn’t take to the show

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We are currently getting ready for our next big event – The South of England Guitar Show (check it out on www.guitarshows.co.uk). It will be held at Kempton Park Racecourse on Sunday 23rd October.
We will have lots of new plates, including our first full-fascia plate, fab builds from Bridge Street Guitars, and lots of other goodies!
Also guitar pick necklaces in copper, aluminium and stainless steel.
Come along and see us if you’re in the area – don’t forget we have generous discounts on Show days, so come and discuss your next project with us.
 
And don’t forget, the price of our standard T Style plates are still only £70, Strat style £100.guitar-show
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I’ve been working on a series of Fern inspired patterns, and here’s the first ‘plate to feature one of the designs. It’s new owner is very happy (and I’m really pleased as well, looks great!).

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When the build is finished I’m hoping to get a photo of the ‘plate in situ.

 

This design has been added to the T Style gallery page, but remember, you don’t have to have a Telecaster to own on of these lovelies. Have got lots of other shapes and sizes as well, just check out one of my finest – this SA2 ‘plate and headstock fascia. So curvy and gorgeous!

SA-2 Collage

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