The Biscayne is designed to be pure fun and I’m now taking direct orders for this more moderately priced model. A non-refundable $600 deposit will reserve yours. The balance is due upon completion. ETA depends on when you order. Contact me via this website and I’ll send you an invoice for the deposit via PayPal.
Pricing starts at $1299 plus S/H for 1 pickup “switchless wonder.”
So what’s that all about? Well, the Biscayne is designed to be a platform guitar. By this, I mean that it is built to modify and have fun with. So, as stated, they’ll start at $1299. I’ll sell them with 2 pickups and a switch for $1425 plus S/H and 3 pickups and a switch for $1499 plus S/H. The single pickup model still has a switch route, it’s just plugged. I will be offering a variety of my pickups in pre-loaded pickguards that you can purchase separately, later on, should you want to try something else other than your initial order. Likewise, if you have a drawer full of pickups that you’ve collected over the years, I’m happy to make and sell a guard for you so that you can have fun with some of that old stuff, too. I’ve gone through every point in my build of materials to see how I can save a little here or there in an effort to bring the price down without sacrificing tone. So, satin finish on the neck instead of a deep gloss, a burned in headstock logo rather that a waterslide decal that requires building up layers of lacquer both underneath and on top, non staggered vintage style gears instead of the staggered ones on my other guitars, my own twist on the dano-style build with a swamp ash semi solid construction with high density grained top and back and tolex rims rather than a nitrocellulose glossy lacquer finish that takes a month to cure, a 2-way truss rod adjustable from the headstock rather than the more labor intensive vintage style one way rod with the spoke wheel heel adjustment, simple points like plastic fingerboard dots instead of pearl, a gig bag instead of a hardshell case, and my own takes on classic pickup designs rather than the original design pickups that are on my Geronimo, GTO, MG models…. you get the idea.
Neck: 25.5″ scale, Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 2-way truss-rod, bone nut
Neck finish: Satin nitro topcoat over shellac
Body: Swamp Ash core with Masonite and High Pressure Laminate back and top
Hardware: vintage style gears, sawed off T Bridge with Gotoh In-Tune saddles
Pickups: selected Swope wound interpretations of Leo’s first 2 model designs
Colors: your choice of blonde or brown grained laminate. Black or white acrylic pickguard.