Looking for something that is a) super funky, b) made in England and c) powered by Tonerider? Check out Barnes Handcrafted Guitars! Based in Sheffield, and run by luthier, graphic artist and product designer Tim Barnes, this new company specialising in cool retro-inspired designs, and amazingly they don’t sacrifice playability while playing when seated like some earlier ‘teardrop’ style designs. Tim says “Our guitar bodies are made American White Ash. Its high density makes the guitars bright sounding with a long sustain and I feel Tonerider Pickups respond very well to this.”
Production models feature Rebel 90s and City Limits for Stratocaster pickups, but any configuration is available on request.
More information and link to their online store is available at http://barnesguitars.co.uk/