Custom and Vintage style guitars and basses. Build in Alkmaar (Amsterdam Area) – The Netherlands!
Swamp Ash – Resonant and bright sounds, open-pore (Grain) wood, medium weight.
Del-Tone body thickness: 42.5mm
Maple with Indian Rosewood fretboard
Fretboard radius: 7.25″
Back Profile: C Shape
Thickness 1st fret: 21.5mm
Thickness 12th fret: 24.5mm
Nut width: 41.5mm
Nut material: Pure Bone
Frets size: Vintage Style, 6200 (2.1mm x 1,3mm)
Chocolate 3 Tone Sunburst – Medium Aging
This guitar has seen some road action! It looks like it’s been played over and over again before it was put away in a case for decades. There are dings and scratches everywhere, even some wood is showing. The body shows craquelé caused by temperature changes from all that travelling.
– S-style Incl. Case 1799,-
– Swamp Ash Body + 135
Because we are musicians as well as builders, we also think like musicians. And that means we’re thinking TONE. Acoustically volumes, resonant vibes.
With every new build we first get a general concept of what this guitar is going to be about. What is the goal of the guitar we are building? What are we trying to achieve? This may sound obvious, but with every decision we take during the build, we always get back to ‘The Concept’.
They hand pick the tone-woods for the guitars we build, there is no other way in getting the quality right. We use different types of wood, depending on weight, looks and the sound that they’re trying to achieve for each specific build. A nice selection of Alder, Swamp Ash and Abachi in stock. That means: we can build and finish a whole guitar within a matter of a few months!
Obsessed with painting
We like to experiment with different colours and expend our colour palette with each new series we build. As you might already know: paint is the one thing that can really make or break the acoustic quality of a guitar. And yes, you will hear the difference even when you play through an amp. Therefore, we only use the good old NC-lacquer that gives our guitars that resonant sound.
A custom color in mind? Fiesta Red over sunburst? Just let us know.
Let’s talk about pickups.
The pickups are handbuild and handwound, right here in The Netherlands. We don’t outsource and we only use the highest-quality components. All our new pickup models are road tested by professional musicians before put in production. Just like you, we are musicians and we take sound seriously.
Apollo Pickups look like they’ve been around forever. They sound ‘vintage’, but they’re not plain reproductions of original models. We studied the original models and then redesigned these. We search for new combinations in magnet types and strenght, wire thickness, wire insulation and the amount of turns of wire on a coil. Al these variables greatly influence the sound of a guitar pickup. And many, many combinations still haven’t been made to this day. This enables us to continue to look for new sonic oppertunities. We believe that the best has yet to come.
– Apollo Pickups uses nothing but the best materials
– Our pickups are handbuild and handwound in The Netherlands
– We are musicians, just like you
– We give a 5-year warranty on all our pickups