Yes I received it. It is absolutely a gem. Everything I expected and more, no kidding. I have 5 SG Gibsons, an Explorer, a Les Paul and this guitar is so much fun to play. I took it right from the package to band practice and had an inspired night because it sounds so much different than my other guitars. However, just so you know. I fully intend to not only buy another from you very soon but recommend you. As a retailer that depends on positive feedback and referrals. I have to share this with you guy to guy. Part of what set you apart was the detailed set up of the guitar. I will enjoy this axe for years, and I`m dead serious about buying another, probably black with gold hardware. A very happy and satisfied player, will be a repeat customer no question. Thanks for all your help and support. Well done. P.S. I have an ebay store as a power seller with great feedback.
I got the guitar yesterday and have been playing it since it arrived. Mission accomplished, I love the width at the nut as expected. No more unintentional mute of the B string, etc. Plugged it into my rig consisting of Mesa Studio Pre, SimulClas 295, stereo Marshall cabs, Korg A3 & Electro-
WOW! The neck was just delivered to my office and it looks FABULOUS!!! Feels great, too…”unplugged”. Can’t wait to get it home and get it back on the Tele… Rick, I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate the quality neck shaving work, blazingly fast turnaround and unbelievable customer service. Count me as a huge fan, and a very satisfied customer. Can’t wait to do business with you again! Thanks again.
Rick, I am a very happy customer, so I wanted to give you a testimonial you can use on your website or eBay auctions: “Rick, I am LOVING the guitar you made for me. It sounds great, looks great, plays like a dream, and stays in tune. Can’t ask for much more than that!” Thank You.
Just had to tell you guys,
I’ve been playing since ’68, had a bunch of stringed instruments over the years and probably am more than just a little obsessed with guitars. (But who isn’t, right?) And though I’ve never been a Tele guy, I guess I just never saw one like this! It’s about as close to perfection as a guitar can get. Its got everything I could want, the neck scale, the pickups, the Bigsby and the colors, it’s all just right on.
You are right, I do love it. The guitar looks great, it feels fantastic and it sounds brilliant. Unfortunately, that’s given me a problem. I need 2 guitars and I don’t even want to touch my old one since your guitar arrived this morning. Which means that I’ll have to buy another HAYWIRE guitar,so I’m getting straight on to your e-
Thanks again Rick for a great guitar.
I just bought a Haywire custom Strat via e-
I finally got the guitar last week but I was working up north so, yes, more waiting. The guitar looks and plays amazing as you assured me. It looks so clean and feels like a Les Paul should. I am very happy I sent it you for setup and repair and look forward to doing future business with you. Thanks again Rick! You resurrected a neglected instrument and I will definitely be showing it off!!
Haywire Strat 335
I have the solid body, neck-
Once again I wanted to thank you for your amazing work building my Black Mamba. This instrument is truly a work of art! You have been a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. I absolutely love the abalone inlays, both on the neck and in the knobs. Thanks so much for suggesting that I go with them. Those, along with the AAA Birds-
I will definitely be recommending you to anybody I know that may be in the market for a new guitar. Dollar for dollar this was by far the best value out there. I could not have gone anywhere and bought an instrument with half the features I wanted for the same price you gave me on this one with everything I asked for (and a few extras)!
Hopefully early next year I’ll be ready to have you start a new project. That Great Bigsby Tele has really got my attention. Of course, I’d have you add a few modifications, but I know it would be a magnificent axe. Keep up the good work! I’ll be in touch.
Brian Bartlett • Cumming, GA
I did my first gig with the new baby! It was a One Tree Hill gig at a men’s recovery center in Dahlonega, GA.
Both Mambas were amazing, and having one to compliment the other is an awesome combination. There was a guy there who plays and he was admiring your work. he even came back and told me that he went to your website. He was very impressed! And, I am one VERY PROUD 2-
I’m attaching a picture that might work for your website. Again, I can’t do the guitars justice if I’m in the picture with them, but this one came out OK. I’ll keep taking more as gigs come up.
Thanks Rick for everything!
I just had to write you this morning to tell you how much I appreciate all the extras you did for me building my “blues machine” –
Oh, and what a looker –
I’ll send you a picture from the first gig –
Mark Ahuna •Mooresville , NC
Sorry it took so long to write but i just can’t put her down, its beautifully made the craftsmanship that went into this magnificent guitar is overwhelming. Thanks for talking me into the soft V neck with the conical radius-
Robert Conway • McAlester,Oklahoma
You were right. I don’t want to put this bass down! Even though I’ve only been playing a year, I’ve played on about 8 other basses. This one you made is definitely the best. It even beats out my Fender Jazz Fret less that also has a Warmoth Neck, and I Love that Fret less. The guys in my office think this P-
If I had to stretch and come up with a criticism, it would be that this bass has too much sustain for a P-
Russ Annixter • New York City
I wanted to drop you a line to tell you about Baby’s debut. The blues band that I play with did a show in Frankenmuth, Michigan (about 30 minutes from where I live in Saginaw) that was to be for their annual auto show, but it turned into an auto show-
I accidentally forgot two of the guitars I was going to bring my Godin guitar to the job for synth and acoustic stuff and another Fender guitar I have used for 20 years. So along with my Strat strung with .011 to .052 for slide and Baby that was all I had to do the show.
Our drummer’s wife (who rarely says anything) described my playing as “on fire” I told her I was just inspired. I know I’ve thanked you many times before, but I feel like I need to thank you again. This guitar will be a part of my blues arsenal for a long time to come. I’m sure I’ll get restless soon and get a hair up there to start another project. When I do, I’ll let you know.