CROWFOOT MODEL 4
The Model 4 is a thin-bodied (about 1.25", as opposed to about 1.75" for normal solid bodies), offset guitar designed for comfort while playing both sitting and standing. I was motivated to design it based on my own physical limitations that make a thinner guitar much more comfortable for me to play. It's about as thick as an SG, but much better balanced and more comfortable to play while sitting than an SG due to the body shape. I have three prototypes in process, on two basic design specs, testing how well they work with tele style bridges versus TOM style bridges. The body is too thin to accommodate the Jazzmaster style tremolo, but there's plenty of room for surface mount tremolos like the Bigsby B5. If/when Crowfoot returns to production, I'll likely be focusing on the M4 and M2.
#049, M4 prototype #1. Alder body, African mahogany neck, pau ferro fretboard. Armadillo half bridge in brass, top loading. Lollar Alnico pole soapbars. The first prototype is for testing a shaved neck heel--the neck itself is .25" thinner at the heel than a standard Fender style bolt-on neck. Theoretically, this could cause problems as the attachment screws have less purchase on the neck. So far I note no problems at all. This guitar sounds absolutely ferocious--probably the combination of the hot single coils, brass bridge, and thin, lively body and neck.