SF3co Eco Guitar Prototype

Posted on August 27, 2011 by Scott French

"I started this prototype and the potential line of instruments it represented after taking a break from lutherie. It marked a shift in how I think about guitars and how I go about working on a project. Even though it was ultimately not a success, I did learn a lot about doing things I actually care about. The response to this instrument from potential customers was very strong and the fact that I didn't build a ton of them for excited customers really has more to do with my own personal situation starting a family and nothing to do with players' appetite for 'alternative' instruments. I did a long write up on the SF3co Project in my journal."


Linseed Oil

One Piece


SF3 Bolt-on Body Shape
Claro Walnut Body Blank
Flat Top & Back with Comfort Carve/Belly Cut & Roundover
Natural Oil Finish


25 15/32'' Scale Length
3-Piece Maple Neck with Green Lams
Obsidian Paper Stone Fingerboard
12'' Fingerboard Radius
Maple Headcap with Green Lams
22 ''Gold'' Evo Medium Frets
Standard ''C'' Neck Profile
LMI Double Adjustable Truss Rod
Individual String Guides with Zero Fret


Light Green Anodized Hardware Finish with Brass Accents
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Custom Strap Buttons
Hipshot Baby Grand Bridge
Hipshot O-Ring Knobs
RPI Black Plastic Pickguard


Nordstrand NCD Humbuckers
Volume/Tone/3-Way Pickup Selector
Precision Electronics 500k Pots - Made In Canada
Switchcraft 3-way Pickup Selector Switch
Switchcraft Locking Output Jack
Consolidated Hookup Wire