M-tone Dynamo - front body

Paisley Dynamo with new M-tone hardware

Paisley Dynamo in the house. Check the new new M-tone hardware, including brass pickup surrounds, steel bridge and cast bronze knobs, part of an ongoing collaboration with my designer friend Gary Swank. I’m really happy with how it turned out. The guitar is Honduran mahogany, the neck is maple and rosewood. Those are Lollar Imperial pickups.

Circle Motif Counterpunch

Here’s a new custom order Counterpunch. This one has three Lollar Pickups: neck and bridge are Imperials and the center is an El Rayo. What an awesome combination. This guitar has a hand-hammered aluminum top with an etched circle motif, mahogany body, stained maple neck, ebony fretboard and lots of little custom details.

Dogscratch aluminum top Counterpunch

M-tone Counterpunch with one-piece alder body, Pau Ferro neck, Bocote fingerboard, aluminum top, steel pickguard and accents, Lollar Imperial pickups, Hipshot bridge and locking tuners. You’ve heard about “bell-like” tones – well, this one really has it. The top three strings ring out like a Mariachi band in a brick alley (but in a good way – you’ll like it). It’s in the for sale section – check it out.

Etched aluminum top Counterpunch

Here is a super cool new Counterpunch with a hand-formed aluminum top that has been acid etched with an abstract paisley pattern. The “paisleys” are just ever so slightly raised for an awesome feel. Mahogany body, stained maple neck , steel pickguard and Macassar ebony fingerboard with a brass and aluminum inlay on the 12th fret. A very slick doghair finish on the back completes the noir vibe of this guitar. All the hardware is hand patinaed, including the metal top hat volume control and mushroom dome tone control. This Counterpunch is equipped with Lollar Imperials and is a very punchy, bright guitar with amazing note separation when playing big chords. Articulate? Why, yes! Does it also rock? Yes, it does.

Custom Aluminum Top Counterpunch

Check out this new super custom Aluminum Top Counterpunch. A great player that is full of cool electronics. It has El Rayos by Lollar Pickups, an Uno Mos booster by Homebrew Electronics, HBE and a Bumble Buzz by Union Tube & Transistor for Third Man Records. An alder body and a Pao Ferro neck and fingerboard combined with all that steel and aluminum makes for a guitar the just screams. Oh yeah, the big red button is a stutter switch. If you turn everything on at once, it blows up the world (in a good way).

M-tone Custom Knucklebuster TKO

Here’s a pretty custom TKO, pinstriped by VooDoo Larry for my friend Knuckles, a killer Portland player. It’s got an underwound Lollar Imperial in the neck and a Special T in the bridge. Smokin’!
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