"Space Invaders" in the context of this guitar, is a play on words. There are bits of Space Invader-esque inlay tiles scattered throughout the build, invading otherwise blank spaces. The D'aquisto inspired aesthetic is based on function first, and allows the player more flexibility for setup possibilities - the oval hole allows for my instruments to feature a bolt-on mortise and tenon, and the wedge bridge allows for ease of action adjustment. The process of this build was document by myself and Weengushk Film Institute, which will be featured in a documentary related to instrument making.
Some of the materials featured on this instrument were harvested locally (on Manitoulin Island). Ancient English bog oak from a shipwreck washed up on shore, and a piece of lightning struck birdseye apple that was a cattle scratching post before being pushed to the ground. The bog oak has been seasoned for 5 years, milled, and left to dry for another year before use. The fingerboard was also salvaged from a dumpster, but that's a whole other story...
Top. - Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides - Western Broadleaf Maple
Neck - Eastern Hard maple / RW/ Hard Maple / RW / Hard Maple
Fingerboard - Salvaged Ebony
Headplate, Finger rest & Tailpiece - Lightning struck Apple
Bridge & Wedge - English Bog Oak
Heel cap, Saddle & tailpiece - EI Rosewood
Scale Length - 25"
Fingerboard Radius - 20'
@ Nut - 1 3/4"
@ 12 fret - 2 3/16"
Neck Thickness - 24mm, D shape
Lower Bout 16"
Arched top and back
Gotoh Stealth tuners
Currently strung up with Newtone Strings - 53 - 12
Waterbased Nitro Cellulose finish
Hardshell Case included
The figure given is Uk landed price