Private Build Series
As guitar players, we look for an instrument that feels like a natural extension of our body, a guitar that is a frictionless channel of creativity and rooted deeply in the rock scene of the 60s. A guitar that is unmatched in playability & versatility and that also offers timeless inspiration. The Helena is a result of collaboration with the talented master luthier Angelo van Merrienboer from Panucci Guitars.
The Helena Silver Blue has a unique blue finish and a pickguard in white pearl reminiscent of guitars from the late 50’s and 60’s. It features a lightweight one-piece mahogany body with ergonomic construction and a set of our hand-wound PAF style humbuckers.
Old meets new
Solid one-piece genuine mahogany body
One-way truss rod
Unique scale length
50’s style wiring
Open pore nitrocellulose finish
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Construction Solid Body
Shape B&G Helena
Body Length 45cm / 17.7”
Body Thickness 3.5cm / 1.3”
Body Width 33.5cm / 13.2”
Body 1 Piece Mahogany
Bridge Gotoh Wrap Around
Tuning Machines Open Gear Tuners by Gotoh
Strings Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46
Wood One Piece Mahogany
Scale Length 25 1/8"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Fret 1 Thickness 2.26 cm / .89”
Fret 12 Thickness 2.49cm / .98”
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Inlay Perloid Dot
Fretwire Nickel-Silver, Width 0.080", Crown 0.050"
Truss Rod One-way Spoke Wheel
Neck Shape Soft V
Nut Width 1.67” / 42.5 mm
Pickups B&G Hand-Wound Humbuckers
Toggle Switch Switchcraft 3-way
Wiring 50s Style
Potentiometers CTS 500k
Output Jack Switchcraft
Total 2.9 - 3.4 kg / 6.4 - 7.5lbs.
Total 97 cm / 38.19 in.
Type Nitrocellulose - OpenPore Matte