"SVL Guitars is now based in the leafy countryside of Hampshire, a small operation (Just Me) based on great customer service and a quest for the perfect guitar with the perfect tone.
Simon Law set up SVL Guitars after having worked as a professional guitar repairman and amp tech for over 16 years. He became more disappointed with the so called ‘custom shop’ and ‘boutique’ guitars he was working on day to day..
“They all seemed too hung up on looking the part and being very pretty than actually playing well and sounding incredible, from all my years of working on prized vintage guitars, the one thing that set them apart was their outstanding tone and feel, a really great guitar should inspire the player and even help evoke one’s individuality”
“I took the inspiration from these great vintage instruments and I hope an SVL guitar gives the player the same tangible feel and great tone”
Each guitar is built one at a time from the very ﬁnest sustainable tone woods, every guitar is sprayed from the wood up with ultra thin coats of nitro cellulose, this helps the wood to breath and remain very resonant, absolutely no poly ﬁnish is used on the guitars at all, the necks are ﬁnished the same way, and then treated to a proprietary ﬁnishing process to give them a beautiful played in feel.
“My ﬁnishes are so lovely and thin and they will age fairly quickly anyway giving a much more natural graceful age to the guitar, I will ‘de-shine’ the hardware if required."
Model: '61 Reserve
Body Wood: One Piece Alder
Finish Color: Salmon
Aging Level: Medium
Pickguard: Aged White
Neck Wood: Flame Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5"
Neck Shape: '60s Oval C
Neck Dimensions: .830" (1st) - .910" (12th)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-12"
Nut Width: 1.65"
Frets: 21, Jescar, Jumbo
Hardware Color: Nickel
Neck Pickup: Mark Foley Custom Wound '59 Reserve
Middle Pickup: Mark Foley Custom Wound '59 Reserve
Bridge Pickup: Mark Foley Custom Wound '59 Reserve
Switching: 5-Way, Volume, Tone, Tone Case: Hiscox Hardshell
Condition: Excellent - Lightly Used Relic