Making Your Guitar
We start the custom process with a specification sheet and begin the process of refinement and customization to bring you a guitar that ultimately sounds as good as it looks. It is very labor intensive to make, but in the end, no matter what wood or pickup combinations are used, there is an underlying resonant tone about the instruments that is consistently the same.
By Hand With Tools
All the instruments start as rough slabs of wood and are painstakingly machined by hand, using templates and pin routers. It is a fairly accurate system we have but I still stress to all in the shop to continually use the eyes to ensure everything is straight and symmetrical the entire way through the process. Many of our tools have been custom made or modified to accomplish certain tasks accurately and efficiently (ie.-24 fret fingerboard slotting saw, fingerboard radius sander, custom neck router bits, etc.).
What We Make
We currently have two body designs we produce, the B-2 and the K-4. The B-2 shape is a little towards the classic or traditional looking guitar design, a double cutaway. The K-4 is a single cutaway. Both guitars come in a Standard, Custom or Xtreme model. We have just recently added the K-4P, which is a lower priced model with a very high end appeal- check it out!
How We Customize!
The Custom steps up with 5A flame top over a mahogany body, mahogany neck with an ebony, rosewood-22 or 24 fret, and matching headstock laminate. It has two humbuckers with coil tapping though the tone knob. Point Technologies Tremolo bridge, or the newest addition, the Floyd Rose locking Trem.For the fixed bridge models we favor a Hipshot bridge. Sperzel locking Tuners complete the package.
To The Xtreme!
On the Xtreme models we book match and use the fancy woods over the entire face of the instrument an overall theme if you will) and do some special inlay work etc. The options are limitless.
Uniqueness Is The Key!
We feel there is a combination of things going on with a Brubaker that makes it unique. Number one, the neck joint is a mix of a neck thru and a bolt on which was on the very first instrument ever built, so it goes back 20 some years. It is very labor intensive to make, but in the end, no matter what wood or pickup combinations are used, there is an underlying resonant tone about the instruments that is consistently