Claro Walnut SF3 Lightweight Guitar

Posted on June 14, 2005 by Scott French

"It's an amazing thing when you get your first real customer. Working at the First Act Studio for Artists I had already worked on a good amount of instruments for big names, and I was lucky enough to have some awesome musicians as friends that I had built for, but this was my first real customer. We exchanged a few emails about the specs then one day a check showed up and I started building. This was a great first interaction with some really nice details to execute. I feel very blessed to have had people trust me with their instrument dreams almost immediately upon hanging my shingle. This was also one of the instruments that started my love afair with Claro Walnut."



Claro Walnut


SF3 Bodystyle
1 Piece Swamp Ash Body
1 Piece California Claro Walnut Top
Roundover/Comfort Carved Top and Back
Nitrocellulose Lacquer Gloss Finish


25.5'' Scale Length
5 Piece Flame Maple/Wenge Neck
Ebony Fingerboard - 16' Radius
2mm Pearl Side and Face Dots
California Claro Walnut Headstock/Healcap/Covers
24 Medium Frets
Standard/Round '(' Neck Profile
2 Way Adjustable Truss Rod
Standard Wide Neck - 1 3/4''
Bone Nut
Nitrocellulose Lacquer Satin Finish


Satin/Chrome Hardware Finish
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Non-Locking Ebony Strap Buttons
Hipshot Hardtail Bridge
THG Ebony Knobs


2 Swineshead Humbuckers w/Ebony Bobbin Covers
Volume/Blend/Tone w/2 Series/Singlecoil/Parallel Miniswitches