Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Cafe Racer
This guitar from Hutchinson Guitar Concepts began life as a humble Gibson Melody Maker which HGC proceeded to hot rod into the rather splendid motorcycle inspired Café Racer. Being a fan of Cafe Racer motorcycles myself this guitar did strike a chord with me (*groan*).
“The concept features a bare aluminium scratchplate with push/push volume switching the Seymour Duncan P-Rails from humbucker to P-90, chequered flag 12th fret inlay and Cafe Racer style exhaust silencer jack socket. The HGC logo is incorporated into a bike style badge on the upper bout.”
Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Viking Explorer
Moving on to this tremendous work of art, the Viking Explorer began life as a ESP Edwards explorer.
Elaborately carved into the shiplap panelling is the central scene showing the epic battle between the hero Sigurd and the mighty dragon Fafnir. With an intricate knotwork carved border and inspirational runes carved on the neck reading ‘Strength and power within’. Like Sigurd’s mighty sword Gram, this guitar is truly the ultimate Viking weapon.
Seymour Duncan custom Black Winter pickups with aged bronze covers, match the aged metallic finish of the Schaller Bridge and locking tuners. As with all HGC designs, the weight and tone of the original guitar is left unaffected.
More designs are available through the Hutchinson Guitar Concepts website, which feature a portfolio of finished instruments inspired by wide ranging themes and executed through hundreds of hours of intricate wood carving, masterful finishing and state of the art electronics.