In Progress | Sold

CUS 001

Currently in progress, this fully custom bass build utilizes walnut, maple, spalted maple, and bass wood. These beautiful woods are shown off with a natural finish.

Finished | Sold

SWK 007

Semi-hollow maple body with spalted maple top. A beautiful modified telecaster style design. This guitar was built to be a lightweight, reliable instrument. The electronics and hardware excel in a wide range of applications.

Specs

  • Bridge: Hipshot
  • Tuners: Hipshot Locking
  • Nut: Unbleached Bone
  • Frets: 22 #0152
  • Neck Joint: Glue
  • Neck Pickup: SD Jazz
  • Bridge Pickup: SD JB Humbucker
  • Finish: True Oil
  • Body Wood: Cherry with Spalted Maple Top. Semi-hollow
  • Neck Wood: 9 piece, Walnut/Maple
  • Fretboard: Walnut with Walnut and Maple Binding
  • Guard: None
Finished | Sold

SWK 006

Details coming soon.

Finished | For Sale: $800

SWK 005

I made this guitar in my 200 square foot shop in the Westwood neighborhood of Kalamazoo from rough sawn North American hardwood lumber (@rslhardwoods). A strong focus on comfort, playability, and sound make this guitar a complete joy to play. Handmade subtle touches from the pickguard made to cross grain laminations and unique turned walnut knobs demonstrate the time and attention to detail used when making this instrument.

Specs

  • Serial Number: 005
  • Neck: Walnut and maple, 25.5 inch scale, 2 way truss rod
  • Fretboard: Richlite, 12 inch radius, medium width/higher frets
  • Body : Ash, weight relieved
  • Finish: Hand buffed TruOil, Beeswax, Orange oil
  • Electronics: 500k CTS Pots, Orange Drop tone Cap, 3 way switch
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan p-90 stack
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Little ‘59
  • Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz

I stand behind my work and offer a lifetime warranty on workmanship. I will also set the guitar up with your choice of strings to ensure that when you take ownership it plays exactly how you like, intonates perfectly, and is ready to rock. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer.

Finished | Sold

SWK 004

Specs

  • Bridge: Gotoh
  • Tuners: Fender Locking
  • Nut: Unbleached Bone
  • Frets: 22 #0152
  • Neck Joint: Bolt – Stainless
  • Neck Pickup: Lollar Imperal Hum
  • Bridge Pickup: Lollar Tele
  • Finish: True Oil
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Neck Wood: 7 Peice, Maple/Walnut
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Guard: Walnut/Maple/Walnut
  • Weight: 9 lb, 14 oz
Finished | Sold

SWK 003

A custom build, modified telecaster shape made with woods sourced from North American Hardwood lumber (@rslhardwoods)

Specs

  • Bridge: Hipshot
  • Tuners: Hipshot Locking
  • Nut: Unbleached Bone
  • Frets: 22 #0152
  • Neck Joint: Bolt – Stainless
  • Neck Pickup: Bootstrap Hum, V
  • Bridge Pickup: Bootstrap Hum, Cer
  • Finish: True Oil
  • Body Wood: 5 Piece, Cherry/Maple
  • Neck Wood: 5 Piece, Cherry/Maple
  • Fretboard: Richlite
  • Guard: None
  • Final Weight: 8 lb, 13 oz
Finished | Sold

SWK 002

Made with beautiful maple, ash, and cherry from @rslhardwoods. Designed and crafted for a classic rock lead guitarist. The guitar was made to be reliable, clean, and natural — excelling in both relaxed indoor practice session and driving outdoor shows.

Specs

  • Tuners: Fender Locking
  • Nut: Unbleached Bone
  • Frets: 22 #0152
  • Neck Joint: Bolt – Stainless
  • Neck Pickup: Mojo Noisless P90
  • Bridge Pickup: Mojo Noisless Tele
  • Finish: True Oil
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Neck Wood: 9 piece Cherry/Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Guard: none
Scott W Klaasen

Scott W. Klaasen is a West Michigan based luthier dedicated to quality repairs, custom guitars, and custom basses.

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