52 Guitars, week 8—Dingwall Guitars Custom II

Some guitars look amazing because the colours they’re supplied in simply blow your mind. Some guitars look amazing because they’re the perfect blend of black and white. This week’s wish list guitar achieves awesomeness by letting the natural wood finish shine though. The Dingwall Guitars Custom II is a magnificent looking guitar that is clearly all wood. It’s all wood and all beauty.

Apart from the beautiful look of this guitar, there are plenty of features that make this guitar desirable. For starters, these guitars ship with DiMarzio pickups. There is a humbucker in the bridge position followed by two single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions. According to the Custom II specification page there are pickup options for you to choose from as well. This is a custom guitar after all. Speaking of custom, there is a five-way pickup switch, master volume control, master tone control and a cut-to-lead switch. This is again a customisable option. The rest of the hardware includes well known names such as Gotoh, Wilkinson (for the bridge) and Sperzel (locking tuning pegs). 

I love the combination of the Telecaster body type with the three-a-side headstock design. It’s a design that works very well with the natural wood tones of the guitar. Another wood feature I like in this guitar is the Ziracote fretboard. The natural patterns that can appear in this material allow the headstock to link into the guitar body beautifully. I do love a well designed guitar.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

Dingwall Custom II
Dingwall Custom II

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