Howie Guitars

The Evolution Of Tone

Escape Series

Hollow Body Guitars

Eliza

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This is a 2018 Howie Escape Series fully loaded with Piezo pickups embedded in our patented nautilus shell chambers.  We added a Pre-amp to the Piezos to give them extra volume if needed making them ideal for percussive playing. 

The normal pickups on this guitar are Bareknuckle Supermassice humbucker sized P90s giving this guitar some serious kick. 

A 3 way toggle switch at the top of the guitar allows you to switch between the two normal pickups while a smaller DPDT switch allows you to use just the P90s, the p90s and Piezo pups mixed or the Piezo pups by themselves.   

Please see the video above to get the full details and sound on this guitar.          

Please don't hesitate to message me with any questions you may have, and thanks for checking out one of our guitars!  Here are the rest of the details.....

Main Body:  Hard Maple
Top Body Blank:  Quilted Maple

Bottom Body Blank: Hard Maple
Neck Blank:  Hard Maple
Fretboard:  Rosewood
Inlays:  Mother of pearl, Gold Pearl, Abalone
Bindings:  White
Bridge Pickup:  Supermassive Humbucker sized P90
Neck Pickup: Supermassive Humbucker sized P90

Knobs:  Chrome Concentric
Tuning Machines: Grover Deluxe
Bridge:  Nashville Tune O Matic
Scale length:  25 inches
Frets:  22
Nut:  Bone

Florence

This is a 2018 John D'Amato signature Howie Escape.  It comes with a hardshell case and strap.  

We build these guitars to the specifications of legendary Bluesman John D'Amato.  There are many unique aspects to this guitar.  A train of 3 aggressive Humbuckers, an extra wide neck, gold pearl double block inlays and a steep neck angle all add up to an amazing blues guitar.  As always, the inside of the body features our patented nautilus shell design giving our guitars the unique Howie tone.  You can see the Nautilus design in the last 2 photos above.    

Check out the video for an in depth run down of all of the special features of this guitar.   

Main Body:  Hard Maple
Top Body Blank:  Hard Maple                                                                                                                         

Bottom Body Blank: Hard Maple
Neck Blank:  Walnut
Fretboard:  Bolivian Rosewood

Inlays:  Gold double block Pearl
Bindings:  Black and White
Bridge Pickup:  Lace Dissonant Aggressor 17.8k                                                                   

Middle Pickup:  Lace Dissonant Aggressor 13.7k
Neck Pickup:  Lace Dissonant Aggressor 13.7k 

Knobs:  Stacked Gold
Tuning Machines:  Kluson Deluxe
Bridge:  Nashville Tune-o-matic
Scale length:  25in/63.5cm
Frets:  22
Nut:  Bone

Jasmine

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This is a unique version of our Escape Series guitar built for 2018.  It is loaded with an a custom Dank P90 on the neck, a Harmony Humbucker on the bridge and 3 different Piezo pickups embedded in the Nautilus shell body.  (See the second picture below for the interior Nautilus design.)  

The body is a carved piece of solid Maple. The neck is Maple and the fretboard is figured Walnut with Abalone Inlays. The inside of the body features our patent pending Nautilus shell design and is embedded with piezo pickups.  There is a 2nd switch added that blends the piezo pickups with the P90 and humbucker.

This Guitar has been lent out to local musicians to demo so it has very minimal ware and tear.  This why we have dropped the price.    

We always name each guitar that we build because we become so close with the guitar through the process. This one is named "Jasmine" after the main character in Andy Weir's latest book. 

Please don't hesitate to message me with any questions you may have, and thanks for checking out one of our guitars!  Here are the rest of the details.....

Main Body:  Maple

Top Body Blank:  Maple

Back Body Blank:  Maple

Neck Blank:  Hard Maple

Fretboard:  Figured Walnut
Inlays:  Abalone
Bindings:  Black/White/Black
Bridge Pickup:  Harmony Humbucker
Neck Pickup:  Dank P90

Piezo: 3xNautilus Shell Embedded Piezo pickups
Knobs:  Black Speed
Tuning Machines:  Vintage Gotoh
Fretwire:  6230 (Narrow/short)
Bridge:  Nashville Tune-o-matic
Scale length:  25inches/63.5cm
Frets:  22
Nut:  Bone

Eleanor

This is the first Howie Escape Guitar built in 2017. As with all of my guitars it is completely hand built here in Longmont, Colorado USA. Like all of the Howie Escapes, it has a very unique sound because of its nautilus shell body. It is also very special because it is the first Howie guitar built with Bare Knuckle Pickups. I can honestly say these are the best pickups I have ever used in a build. They are expensive, but definitely worth it.  I have dropped the price a bit because I have played a few gigs with her so she has some very minimal ware and tear.  Here are the specifications….

Wood: Hard Maple Body and Back. Quilted Maple top, and Fretboard.


Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13 degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: Black

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Abalone

Bridge Pickup: Super Massive Bare Knuckle Humbucker Sized P90

Neck Pickup: Super Massive Bare Knuckle Humbucker Sized P90


Tuning Keys: Grover Black

Tail Piece: Trapeze Decorative

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Deer Antler

 

Electronics: One volume and two tone potentiometers

This is a classic Howie Escape Series with 3 full nautilus shells inside.  (See the 2nd Picture).  In the last 2 pictures you can see some flaws in the finish.  White is a hard finish to pull off!  Because of these we dropped the price quite a bit.  

As with all of my guitars it is completely hand built here in Longmont Colorado USA. Like all of the Howie Escapes, it has a very unique sound because of its nautilus shell body. This guitar is special because it is the first Howie guitar built with Kent Armstrong P90 pickups. These P90s are my new favorite on the market. You may have noticed that we name every guitar that we build. This guitar was named after my favorite character in a book I read called Hell Divers. She was a tough and beautiful woman! Here are the specs.


Wood: Poplar Body Top and Back, Hard Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard.


Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: Black

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Pearl

Bridge Pickup: Kent Armstrong P90

Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong P90

 

Tuning Keys: Grover Black Tips Gold Hardware

Bridge: Gotoh Wrap Around

Nut: Bone

Electronics: One volume and two tone potentiometers

This is a brand new 2016 Howie Escape Series guitar that we named Isbell after one of our musical heroes, Jason Isbell.  Just like all of our guitars this guitar is completely hand built here in Longmont, Colorado USA. The case and strap are included in the sale.  

All of my Escape Series guitars have a very unique sound because of the nautilus shell body chambers and the “HOT” Parsons Street Humbucker pickup on the bridge. This pickup is wound extra to 9.5k OHMS to give a wonderful bite while the bridge pickup is a normal wind Parsons Humbucker giving a buttery blues sound. Please check out the video to hear the guitar and learn more about how it was built.  

This particular escape is unique in that it has double cutaways similar to the Bull Series Bass. It also has a veritone push pull knob giving you two completely different tone variations for all settings. The fretboard of this Escape is unique in that it is built out of Coco Bolo wood and the inlays are made from deer antler.  There is a small flaw in the finish on the top side that you can see in the pictures.  Here are more specifications….

Wood: Hard Maple Body, Top, Bottom and Neck. Coco Bolo Fretboard

Color: Black

Hardware: Gold

Bindings: Cream

Pickup Rings: Black

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Deer Antler Dots and Wings

Bridge Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 5 (Hot wind 9.5k ohms) Humbucker

Neck Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 2 (Standard Wind 7k ohms) Humbucker

Tuning Keys: Grover Deluxe Gold

Tail Piece: Short Trapeze

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Deer Antler

Wood: Hard Maple Body, Top, Bottom, Neck, and Fretboard

Color: Gold to Orange Sunburst

Hardware: Gold

Bindings: White

Pickup Rings: Black

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Pearl Dots and Wings

Bridge Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 5 (Hot wind 9.5k ohms) Humbucker

Neck Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 2 (Standard Wind 7k ohms) Humbucker

Tuning Keys: Gotoh Vintage

Tail Piece: Short Trapeze

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Deer Antler

 

This is the first of the 2016 version of the Howie Escape series.  It is completely hand built in Longmont, Colorado USA.  The case and strap are included in the sale.  

This particular guitar was made with a very thin neck.  Different neck dimensions are available by request on custom builds.  

All of my guitars have a very unique sound because of the nautilus shell body chambers and the “HOT” Parsons Street Humbucker pickup on the bridge. This pickup is wound extra to 9.5k OHMS to give a wonderful bite while the bridge pickup is a normal wind Parsons Humbucker giving a buttery blues sound. Please check out the video to hear the guitar and learn more about how it was built.  Here are the specifications….

Wood: Maple Body Top and Neck, Katalox Fingerboard

Color: Wine Red

Hardware: Gold

Bindings: White

Pickguard: Black with wings etching

Pickup Rings: Black

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13 degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Long Parallelogram Abalam

Bridge Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street (Hot wind 9.5k ohms) Humbucker

Neck Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street (Standard Wind 7k ohms) Humbucker

Tuning Keys: Grover Vintage Deluxe

Tail Piece: Gotoh Stop

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: TUSQ XL

 

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Denix

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This is a special version of the 2016 Howie Escape series. It has an added piezo pickup inside the hollow body.  It is completely hand built in Longmont, Colorado USA. It has a very unique sound because of its nautilus shell body chambers and the “HOT” Parsons Street Humbucker pickup on the bridge. This pickup is wound extra to 9.5k OHMS to give a wonderful bite while the bridge pickup is a normal wind Parsons Humbucker giving a buttery blues sound. Please check out the video to hear the guitar and learn more about how it was built.  Here are the specifications….

Wood: Maple Body and Neck, Mahogany Top and Bottom, Canary Wood Fretboard

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13 degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: Black

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Ebony Dots

Bridge Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street (Hot wind 9.5k ohms) Humbucker

Neck Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street (Standard Wind 7k ohms) Humbucker

Tuning Keys: Grover Vintage Deluxe

Tail Piece: Gotoh Stop

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: TUSQ XL


Angel  

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This is one of my Escape Series semi-hollow body Howie guitars. It is completely hand built here in Longmont Colorado USA. It has a very unique sound because of its nautilus shell body chambers. There are some sand through flaws in the finish you can see in the last picture. Here are the specifications….

Wood: Maple Body Top and Neck, Ebony Fingerboard

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13 degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: White 

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Pearl Moon Phases and Wings / Abalone Peghead

Bridge Pickup: Golden Age Alnico 5

Neck Pickup: Golden Age Alnico 2

Tuning Keys: Grover Vintage Deluxe (136 Series) 3+3 Tuners, Nickel

Tail Piece: Gotoh Stop

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Tusq XL


Isabelle

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This is one of my Escape Series semi-hollow body Howie Guitars. It is completely hand built in Longmont, Colorado USA. It has a very unique sound because of its nautilus shell body chambers and the “HOT” Parsons Street Humbucker pickup on the bridge. This pickup is wound extra to 9.5k OHMS to give a wonderful bite while the bridge pickup is a normal wind Parsons Humbucker giving a buttery blues sound. Please check out the video to hear the guitar and learn more about how it was built. There are some sand through flaws in the finish you can see in the last picture. Here are the specifications….

Wood: Maple Body Top and Neck, Katalox Fingerboard

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13 degree

Neck joint angle: 3 degrees

Bindings: White and black top, Black on bottom, neck, peghead and F-holes

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 22

Inlays: Stripe Abalam

Bridge Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street (Hot wind 9.5k ohms) Humbucker

Neck Pickup: Golden Age Parsons Street (Standard Wind 7k ohms) Humbucker

Tuning Keys: Grover Vintage Deluxe

Tail Piece: Gotoh Stop

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Bleached White Bone