Our Custom Made Skull and Bones Guitar Specifications
Body Wood: Mahogany Neck Wood: Maple Construction: Bolt-on Fretboard: Ebony Inlays: Pearl Dot Inlays Scale Length: 25.5" Frets: 22 Pickups: 1 Wilkinson Humbuckers Switch: None Controls: 1 Volume Bridge: Licensed Floyd Rose Hardware: Black Finish Finish: Carved Skull and Bones Strings: D'Addario
The owner of Skull and Bones Guitar – George Lynch
George Lynch was born on September 28, 1954, known as the hard rock / heavy metal guitarist in Dokken band, His own band was Lynch Mob and Souls of Web. He was deeply affected by guitar master Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck. When he was in middle school, he was the guitarist in the school band and showed around in the local rock community. In late 1970s, he went to the rock city Los Angeles for further development and joined two bands, "The Boyz" and "Xciter”. In early 1980s, guitarists commonly featured both Van Halen or Randy Rhoads styles, but George created his own skills, such as up and down fast glissando and pushed around, twisted strings, vibrato detached skills, which made him one of the two guitar masters in Southern California (another one is Randy Rhoads).
History about Skull and Bones Guitar
The most original skull and bones guitar of George Lynch appeared in the heavy metal period of 1980s, called “Mom”, designed and crafted by the famous artist John 'J. Frog' Garcia.
Johnny "J. Frog" Garcia is a talented artist and designer, he conceived and made the most original George Lynch Skull and Bones Guitar, and he also designed Mark Kendall's Great White Shark. After ceaseless drawing and discussing, the designer finally designed it with long time hard work and many times of detailed tests. The body was carved based on warmouth alder body, a dual-coil pickups in bridge, standard strat tremolo, cherry made skull and bones. The shape of the bones was carved out on the original wood. When frog painted this Skull and Bones Guitar, he used antique white color showing a rotten mode. John completely lost in his own creative work, pulling out one of his teeth and mounting it on the position where looked like a mouth on the guitar, and he even cut a handful of hair and glued them on the skull.
Skull and Bones Guitar Timeline– In Early 1980s
After Dokken band returned to Los Angeles from a famous world tour, they began to prepare the video recording, which made J. Frog 3D Skull and Bones Guitar renowned worldwide. In the video recording, except as one of the band members, Frog was also the director and the lighting engineer. Before the video recording, the representative of ESP Guitar Company pasted the ESP sticker on the headstock, because the neck is an early Kramer Focus 1000 (Japan made products. In mid 1980s, the US Kramer Barreta was produced by ESP Company). John was very unhappy, but the representative of ESP held that George promised to advertise for them, or they would not allow this guitar being used in the video. From then on, many company started using frog’s ideas and concepts.
Skull and Bones Guitar Counterfeiters
Many companies are replicating this Skull and Bones Guitar, from large scale companies to small ones, so the dimensions and shapes vary somehow. Here are some of them.
ESP Skull and Bones Guitar
The largest and earliest one is ESP.
Edroman Skull and Bones Guitar
They produced quite a lot of skull guitars based on the original one, such as multi-head skulls body, ebony fretboard with skull inlays, etc.
X-Ray Skull and Bones Guitar
Specifically made Skull and Bones Guitar for left handed guitarists, priced $2000 around.
Scale = 25.5"
Seymour Duncan JB Pickups
Genuine Floyd Rose Tremolo
Mother of Pearl Dots
Ebony Fretboard w/ Jumbo Frets
Reverse Hockey Stick Headstock
R2 or R5 nut
Neck profile is "C" shape
Push/Pull Pot for coil tap
RIP Headstone graphics on Headstock
Left Handed (Lefties are $2499.00)
Alder or Maple (Alder is additional cost)
R2 or R5 nut
There are some personal DIY guitars not listed here.
We spent much time to study the data of the original Skull and Bones Guitar and later-on replicas, to replicate the guitar as best as we can. We chose alder in wood selection, just the same as the original Skull and Bones Guitar, but recently we got requests from customers who want mahogany, so we offer two options. We mounted on dual-coil pickups in bridge according to the original guitar and used standard Floyd licensed tremolo. The only difference between ours and the original Skull and Bones Guitar is that we can't get John's tooth and hair to mount on the guitar.
Since we produced guitars with a small quantity, the inventory is limited. If you are interested in this Skull and Bones Guitar, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately.
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