The Ugly Gus series is our first model with a bolt-on neck. They are a 25.5" scale guitar and use "Upcycling", which is finding another use for something that would normally be thrown in the garbage. Since the beginning of Virgil Guitars, I have been saving scrap pieces of shell, recon stone and other assorted materials that are leftovers from other builds. One day, I came up with the idea to inlay these "scrap pieces" into a fingerboard. What's cool is, the pieces require no sawing and it looks like pop art! There would NEVER be the possibilty of 2 guitars looking alike and we have some serious DNA running through these guitars, which gives them some extra mojo as well! We also use different materials for the pickguard and in this case we used the classic Rolling Stones album 'Some Girls'. This guitar was presented to Virgil's oldest brother Glenn on June 11th, 2014 as a gift.

Name: Ugly Gus #1

Series: Ugly Gus
Serial#: UG001
Date completed: 2/28/13
Style: Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 21 frets, 25.5" scale
Body: Rainbow Poplar
Neck: Flamed Maple
Headstock: 6-in line "Seahorse"
Finish: Blackburst edge/black on back of body. Nitrocellulose (Nitro) finish by Virgil
Hardware: Chrome Hardware including Schaller Tuners & static bridge
Other: This guitar has a DiMarzio ToneZone pup installed

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