Ruby – semi-hollow body electric guitar

The idea for Ruby started after I landed on a video of the legendary Jeff Beck where magical sounds flowed out of his Fender Esquire. Although I had researched different pickup layouts on previous guitar builds, it had never occurred to me to work with a single pickup. During the same period, I often strummed on the acoustic guitar hanging against the wall in my living room. The single pickup layout was THE perfect solution to combine the acoustic look with an electric guitar.

And so it happened. A few hours of 3D drawing further, some emailing back and forth to a local CNC company, some wood glue, about 8 coats of lacquer and a fresh guitar body was on the table in front of me.

This was fitted with a Bare Knuckle pickup and the standard electronic parts for classic Esquire wiring.