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Aura

an ethereal quality

2019 saw the redesign and prototyping of a guitar that I last built many years ago. In its new form, the Aura takes many of my more recent building techniques found on the Evo and other models and marries them with a tried and tested form. In combination with the Ergo neck joint, the wider and slightly deeper treble cut away makes for easy access to all the upper frets. The pickup cavity routing allows for a single coil in the mid position and any combination of humbucker, P90 or single coil in the neck and bridge positions while eliminating the need for a bath tub cavity. Hand selected tonewoods are used throughout and many material and hardware options are available to help achieve a desired goal. The Aura is available in both 25.5″ and 25″ scale lengths.

Everything with this guitar has been perfectly considered.

Immaculate construction; effortlessly playable; a Swiss army knife of tone.

5/5

Guitar Buyer Magazine

The Aura is built with a maple bolt on neck as standard with other timbers and multi-laminate options available. Like the Sage, the Aura has a flat or paddle headstock but eliminates the need for string trees through the use of staggered tuner post heights (not available with all tuner options). The Ergo three bolt neck joint features a slip tenon which eliminates the tendancy of sideways neck movement. Steel threaded inserts and stainless steel bolts anchor the neck to the body for great energy transference and improved sustain.

Many custom build options are available, and advice is always on hand for those wanting to specify a unique and personal guitar. All Aura necks are reinforced with dual carbon fiber bars as well as a two-way truss rod for fine neck relief adjustments. The standard Aura neck features a 10″-14″ conical radius fingerboard though other radii are available. The Aura is loaded with pickguard mounted pickups as standard and many wiring options can be accommodated. Available in either fixed bridge format, vintage six screw or modern floating tremolo.

Bodies

The Aura is available with a solid painted body or can be upgraded to a drop top model with a range of figured woods available to chose from. Bodies are finished in a gloss lacquer.

Necks

The Aura is built around my Ergo neck joint and utilizes bolts in place of traditional screws. A two way truss rod and carbon fiber inserts are standard. Necks are finished in a tough, hand rubbed resin-oil, low friction finish.

Flexibility

Flexible pickup cavity routing allows for humbucker, single coil or P90 pickup combinations in the neck and bridge position. Just a change of pickguard is required and wiring options to suit.

Technical Specification

Materials

 

Body Alder, ash, mahogany and others
TopDrop top upgrade option
NeckMaple, various options
FingerboardEbony, rosewood, maple, Rocklite
FretwireMedium jumbo nickel silver
BridgeTremolo or fixed options
TunersGotoh MGT locking
NutTusq or bone
PickupsVarious options
ControlsVolume, tone, leaf switch
WiringVarious options
PickguardVarious choices

Dimensions

 

Scale length648mm (25.5") or 635mm (25")
Nut width43mm (1.7")
Fretwire22 nickel silver
Body length453mm (17.8")
Body width320mm (12.6")
Body depth45mm (1.75")
Total length973mm (38.3")

Price

 

Price from£2195.00

Availability

Most of the guitars are made to customer order. At times a limited number may be available from stock. Click here to see what’s available now:

If you would like to know more about this model and available options, or wish to discuss a build then please use the enquiry form:

Technical Specification

Materials

 

Body Alder, ash, mahogany and others
TopDrop top upgrade option
NeckMaple, various options
FingerboardEbony, rosewood, maple, Rocklite
FretwireMedium jumbo nickel silver
BridgeTremolo or fixed options
TunersGotoh MGT locking
NutTusq or bone
PickupsVarious options
ControlsVolume, tone, leaf switch
WiringVarious options
PickguardVarious choices

Dimensions

 

Scale length648mm (25.5") or 635mm (25")
Nut width43mm (1.7")
Fretwire22 nickel silver
Body length453mm (17.8")
Body width320mm (12.6")
Body depth45mm (1.75")
Total length973mm (38.3")

Price

 

Price from£2195.00

Availability

 

Most of the guitars are made to customer order. At times a limited number may be available from stock. Click here to see what’s available now:

If you would like to know more about this model and available options, or wish to discuss a build then please use the enquiry form:

Numerous material options are available, however, the trading of all rosewood species is currently controlled internationally by the relevant CITES treaty appendices. In the UK this means that instruments containing rosewood can only be traded within the EU. Therefore, rosewood is an available option on instruments destined for EU member countries only. Rocklite Sundari is a man-made and sustainable Indian Rosewood substitute.

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