At the southern end of the Great Dividing Range, in the mountains just north of Melbourne, is a small workshop producing some of the finest handmade electric guitars available today. The small town of Woodend, Victoria is the home of Dirty Elvis Guitars

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What makes this guitar unique?

The way the chambered body is constructed is quite different from the way other guitars are built. The top (known as a drop top) is not installed over the entire top of the guitar, the drop top of a Dirty Elvis handmade electric is installed 'into' the actual body of the guitar. This means it needs to be precisely cut to fit into the top of the guitar.

The body is perfectly chambered for sound, strength and playability (weight/balance). The flat top is complimented by a subtly radiused back, with a hand carved neck that provides each guitar its own individual character. Finished in nitrocellulose lacquer, the intricately defined colour is painstakingly complex to apply, but worth the hard work, producing a deep gloss, great feel and unique look that ages with you and the guitar.

A Dirty Elvis - Handmade Electric is available in a range of colour schemes, woods and pickups.

 

It takes approximately 90 days to build from start to finish. Please message for waiting times and further details.

 

 

STANDARD BUILD SPECS

BODY

Body thickness: 38-44mm (with 15’ radiused back)

Body length: 45cm

Body width at lower bout: 33cm

NECK

Nut width: 43mm 

Nut: Tusq

Thickness @ 1st fret: 21mm

Thickness @ 10th fret: 23mm

Scale length: 24 3/4” 

Fingerboard radius: 12” 

Neck Joint: Fret 15 

Fretwire: Sintoms 2.5mm nickel/silver

Truss Rod: 2 way adjustable

Wiring: CTS pots/Switchcraft 3 way switch/Sprague Orange Drop Cap

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Strings: Daddario 10-46

Case: SKB or Hiscox hard case.

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Dirty Elvis Guitars is Matt Gandy. He is a teacher, musician and a luthier. He lives with his wife and daughter in Woodend, Australia.

Dirty Elvis Guitars is named after the band of the same name, of which Gandy is one half. Find their music on YouTube, iTunes & Spotify.

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