My focus of late has been to build a guitar brand with it’s own models and designs. I feel that focussing of a specific offering is more helpful to a potential Franklyn Guitars guitar owner than a blank canvas*
So we’re starting off with the Skybeam model, my take on a double cutaway twin humbucker electric guitar.
I’ll write more about the company and the models later and why I couldn’t spell Franklin properly and call it Franklin Guitars.
* That said, anyone is free to come at me with their own ideas!
Ever since Ola Englund launched his own line of guitars after leaving Washburn I was hooked. One thing I struggle with is understanding the ranges, perhaps I’m an idiot? But why not write it down so I can go back to it.
After leaving my Yamaha 120SD with just one pickup, I decided it was time to expand the offering of what the single bridge pickup could offer. I had to remove the neck pickup and fill the cavity with a wooden block because there was a split in the body causing the neck to bend.
I’m making this post for my own benefit as much as for anyone else. I get confused over which is which in the model line up. Some brands try to make it easier – one day I WILL decode the Pacifica numbering – but with names it’s less easy. Especially when they are so close in price that a variance between shops can put a lesser model at the same price as a higher one.
It’s about 20 years since I’ve even set foot in a music shop of any size, so a trip to Dawsons in Reading was a matter of some excitement to me. I’ve spent years looking on music shop websites, such as the Dawsons one and the Andertons one, and GAK and Thomman and many more.