Howie Guitars

The Evolution Of Tone

GRIFFIN SERIES

Semi-Hollow

Helen

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This is the second Griffin Series guitar built for 2018.  It comes with a strap and hardshell case. It is loaded with two Kent Armstrong P90s.  The body is a carved piece of solid Maple. The neck is Cherry and the fretboard is Ebony with Mother of Pearl Inlays. The inside of the body features our patented Nautilus shell design and is embedded with piezo pickups.  You can see this design in the last pictures above.  There is a 2nd switch added that blends the piezo pickups with the P90s.  

We always name each guitar that we build because we become so close with the guitar through the process. This one was named after one of my best friends' daughter Helen.  She showed me a picture of a sea turtle as an example of her favorite color and the stain for this guitar matches the color as close as possible.

This guitar has been played quite a bit so it has some very minimal ware and tear so we dropped the price significantly  

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:  Quitled Maple
Neck Blank:  Hard Cherry
Fretboard:  Ebony
Inlays:  Mother of Pearl
Bindings:  Cream
Bridge Pickup:  Kent Armstrong P90
Neck Pickup:  Kent Armstrong P90

Piezo: 2xNautilus Shell Embedded Piezo pickups
Knobs:  White Speed
Tuning Machines:  Vintage Gotoh
Fretwire:  6230 (Narrow/short)
Bridge:  Nashville Tune-o-matic
Scale length:  25inches/63.5cm
Frets:  24
Nut:  Bone

Ellen

This is a very special version of our Griffin Series Semi-Hollow guitars.  It comes with a strap and hardshell case. It is loaded with two Bareknuckle Super Massive humbucker sized P90 pickups. The body is a carved piece of solid Walnut. The neck is Maple and the fretboard is Ziricote with Maple 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 Bareknuckle HSP90s.

We always name each guitar that we build because we become so close with the guitar through the process. This one was named after my favorite character in a Ken Follett book called “Pillars of the Earth.” 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:  Walnut
Top Body Blank:  Walnut
Neck Blank:  Hard Maple
Fretboard:  Ziricote
Inlays:  Maple
Bindings:  Cream
Bridge Pickup:  Bareknuckle Super Massive HSP90
Neck Pickup:  Bareknuckle Super Massive HSP90

Piezo: 2xNautilus Shell Embedded Piezo pickups
Knobs:  Black Speed
Tuning Machines:  Gotoh
Fretwire:  6230 (Narrow/short)
Bridge:  Nashville Tune-o-matic
Scale length:  25inches/63.5cm
Frets:  24
Nut:  Bone

Nellie

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Several people have asked us to make a semi hollow version of our Griffin Series so we finally did it. This is the first Semi Hollow Griffin we have ever built and we love it! It has the same feel as the classic Griffin but is MUCH lighter, and similar to the Escape model, we carved one nautilus shell inside of the body (see the 2nd picture) giving it the signature Howie guitar sound. 

You may have noticed that we name every guitar that we build. The story behind the name Nellie is fairly simple. One of my favorite people is John Wooden. This guitar having an all natural wood finish made my wife throw out the name “Wooden.” This guitar just needed a woman’s name though so we chose John Wooden’s wife’s name. Nellie it is! Here are the specs.

Wood: Walnut Body and Top, Hard Maple Neck, Quilted Maple Fretboard.


Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: Maple and Walnut

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 24

Inlays: Walnut and Maple

Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Humbucker

Neck Pickup: Epiphone Humbucker


Tuning Keys: Mighty Mite Gold

Bridge: Gotoh Wrap Around Gold

Nut: Bone 

 

Electronics: One volume and two tone potentiometers

Cotton

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This is one of the latest guitars in the Howie Guitars line up. It is a solid body guitar line we are calling the Griffin Series. It is completely hand built in Longmont, Colorado USA. It is our first double octave guitar with 24 frets and has a much deeper cut away than the escape series for easy access to the high end of the fingerboard. Please check out the video to hear the guitar and learn more about how it was built. This particular guitar has Jimmy Page Les Paul wiring with 4 different push/pull knobs.  Here are the specifications….

Wood: Ambrosia Maple Body, Hard Maple neck, Ebony Fingerboard

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 10degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: White

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 24

Inlays: Pearl  broken diamonds

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


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

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

Tail Piece: Gotoh 'Stop' Tailpiece, Chrome,   5/16-24

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Bone White

 


Cairn

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Wood: Poplar Body, Quilted Maple Top, Hard Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard

Color: Green Sunburst

Hardware: Gold

Bindings: White

Pickup Rings: White

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 13degree

Neck joint angle: 5 degrees

Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches

Frets: 24

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: Grover Deluxe Vintage

Tail Piece: Gotoh Stop

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: Deer Antler

 


Tara

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This is the latest guitar in the Howie Guitars line up. It is a solid body guitar we are calling the Griffin Series. It is completely hand built in Longmont, Colorado USA. It is our first double octave guitar with 24 frets and has a much deeper cut away than the escape series for easy access to the high end of the fingerboard. Please check out the video to hear the guitar and learn more about how it was built.  Here are the specifications….

Wood: Ambrosia Maple Body, Hard Maple neck, Ebony Fingerboard

Scale Length: 25 inches/63.5 centimeters

Headstock Angle: 10degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Bindings: Black

Fingerboard Radius: Compound from 12 to 9.5 inches

Frets: 24

Inlays: Pearl Talons

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 (135 Series) 3+3 Tuners, Ivory

Tail Piece: Gotoh 'Stop' Tailpiece, Chrome,   5/16-24

Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic

Nut: TUSQ XL Black