I’ve been working on a new custom electric and experimenting with colours.

There is some flame on this maple top. First step is to make sure its fully sanded and there are no scratch or sanding marks before starting to apply the colour.
Next I used a blue stain which starts to highlight the flame. Once I’m happy with the intensity of the colour, I sanded it back so that the stain was only left in the flame.
Finally I worked with red, purple and dark blue to create a 3 tone effect with a slight burst around the edge. I just love this combination of colours.

The New Sue Scott Guitar Design

This is the basic design of the new Sue Scott guitar range. I’m going to modify the head, but I’m very happy with the shape of the body and scratch plates. Talking of scratch plates, there will be some interesting materials used. Keep tuning in to check on developments.

Merry Christmas from Sue Scott Guitars

Well my website may have been a bit on the quiet side in 2018, but there has been a whole lot of things going on in the background. The Great Northern Guitar Company Ltd, (the retail business I own with fellow luthier Marc Lamaq) has had a revamp with new displays. 2019 will see the re-opening of the showroom and the arrival of the new Sue Scott models as well as other brands that we own….Lamaq, Aura and Earthwood.  There are some other brands in there too so plenty to choose from regardless of your age, style or experience.

2018 has seen us hook up with Paul Jackson, who has set up and is managing a new recording studio in our premises, The Great Northern Music Studio. Paul brings a wealth of information and experience with him, as well as a cracking sense of humour.  He’s the ideal choice for your recording needs, whether you be a full blown band looking for very professional  production of your music, or a beginner requiring backing music for your vocals. 

The manufacturing side of things next door has also seen big changes, with the extension into the adjoining industrial unit. This means that we now not only have the full block (units 5, 6 and 7) in the industrial estate, but we have knocked 6 and 7 into one, doubling our floor space for manufacturing. We’ve also invested in additional equipment, meaning that we can really push forward on production.  As it stands we are one of the most advanced and best equipped, if not the best guitar manufacturing premises in the UK.

We are now all closed up for the Christmas holidays, however we are really looking forward to getting stuck into 2019 and bringing our customers some fantastic guitars.