So where exactly do BlueHaus custom reclaim guitars come from? Is there a 7,500 square foot shop? are we turning trees into guitar necks? The short answer is no on both accounts.
First we typically order a body based on value, customer specification, rarity etc. Most often this results in an unfinished, generically cut and routed body, made of a quality guitar wood. Once in house, we modify virtually everything but the kitchen sink on the bodies. We spend sometimes weeks letting woods acclimate to local conditions to stop expanding and contracting. After the acclimation period. We add contouring like massive belly cuts and arm rest cuts, as well as lap cuts to most of our models. We will also add beveled borders and some other signature aesthetics, including the signature BlueHaus gold dusted chevron racing stripes against polished wood grain. (On custom commissions we can accommodate most color/decal requests, you're not stuck with our signature look). After the initial generic strat, tele, or lp profile cut and rout, we hand-sand, hand-cut, and hand paint the finished BlueHaus signature models.
Typically we will order a neck based on either customer specification, or general quality (and but never or) aesthetic value. It's important to note that a guitar neck is a very precise instrument part, and its imperative that it is perfect and of high quality to even begin to manufacture a quality sounding instrument. Its for this reason that we typically buy finished guitar necks that may require light refurbishment, or none at all. We match guitar necks to bodies, strats get strat necks, teles get tele necks, etc. But we do love to add relic, or completely strip and repaint necks to give them that reclaimed BlueHaus look. And we always set them up with all the love and care we can muster, what's the point of lookin' cool if it doesn't play and sound great!?
Components and Hardware:
Components and hardware are what varies the most in our guitar builds. This part is almost exclusively up to the customer. Yet when left to our own devices we tend to lean towards high-quality, professional grade parts that won't break the bank. Believe it or not there are plenty of great companies selling great hardware and components for reasonable prices. So whether you need tour-worthy gear, or a beginner instrument components are always quality.