Poorboy Electric Guitar: American Handmade

Poorboy Electric Guitar: American Handmade



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wood, hardwood, steel, aluminum, corian, Sapele


Solid Body Electric Guitars, hand made in Escondido, California.
Bare Bones Tone, Rock Solid Design.

This listing is to show the options available if you would like to custom order a guitar. The pictures are previous guitars which have been sold. If you are considering ordering a guitar, or have any questions, use the "Ask a Question" or "Request a Custom Order" buttons to start a conversation. If you use the "Request a Custom Order" button, you are under no obligation to buy anything. It's just a way to start talking about what you might want, and if I can build it for you.

There are a lot more pictures and information on Facebook/Weir Guitars. Check it out!

You can also contact me directly at dave [!at] weirguitars.com. All sales are handled through Etsy.
Current price including most options is $810.00 including U.S. shipping. If you are in Alaska or outside of the U.S., please e-mail me for additional shipping costs. Some premium woods cost a little extra, prices are listed below. And I don't always have everything in stock.

Standard Features:
One piece neck/finger board.
One piece solid parlor style body. Fore Arm & Belly Carves.
Direct Drive humbucking pickup. No volume or tone pots. Great clean and driven tones.
Sta-Tite open back tuners.
25" scale.
Side dots at 3,5,7,9,12.
Zero fret & Nickel Silver Inverted Nut.
Double U Truss Rod.
Bare Trap neck joint.
Intonated Z Bridge.
Aluminum Dead Stop Tail Piece.
End Pin Jack.
Deluxe padded gig bag

Standard neck wood options
Goncalo Alves

Premium neck wood options
Jatoba +$45.00
Wenge +$65.00
Bocate +$65.00
Pau Ferro +$35.00
Kingwood +$125.00
Roasted Maple +$25.00
Canarywood +$35.00
Ovangkol +$35.00

Standard body wood options
African Mahogany

Premium body wood options
Ash +$35.00
Walnut +$35.00
Parota +$45.00
Primavera +$35.00
Korina +$35.00

Standard Fret Wire is Nickle Silver. Stainless Steel is available for a $20.00 premium.

Standard pickups are my PF2 humbuckers. Electrically similar to a mini humbucker, but with no adjustable pole pieces, and no backplate. The bobbins are wrapped in copper foil which shields everything and grounds the pole pieces. Usually they run between 6K and 7K ohms. Pickups are placed more or less at the guitars center of mass, close to what is normally called the neck position.

Current standard finish is a gun stock oil varnish with rottensone ground on the more porous woods like Mahogany. I normally bring the body up to a satin sheen, and the necks have the thinnest possible buildup, giving them a very fast, natural feel.. I can also do a "Barn Burst" on the lighter colored woods like poplar and pine, which is painted with milk paint and then sanded back to make it look like old barn wood. I am also now offering a flat acrylic finish. I'll consider other finishes if I think I can pull it off.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. And again, tons of pictures on Facebook/Weir Guitars.

Dave Weir

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Sep 29 - Oct 19

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60 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Lapyang Li Jul 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I am the proud owner of PoorBoy #135. The communications were smooth. Dave really was helpful and patient with helping me pick the right guitar. The guitar was delivered on time as promised. The build quality is impeccable. Neck joint feels solid and secure. Smooth neck, smooth fret ends and polished frets. Nicely contoured body, no sharp edges. It just feels good to hold the guitar. The pick up sounds creamy. There are no knobs, no switches, or trim bar to distract you. So you can just focus on your music. This is one of the nicest guitars I have ever played. Do not hesitated to get yourself a WeirGuitar.

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Eduardo Jun 1, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Exceptional! If you are into minimalistic bare bone bass with lots of tones, this bass is for you. This bass is gorgeous! The headstock and the neck are one solid piece of Ipe with a worn feel to the neck that is very comfortable with impeccably dressed frets. The body is Alder, with a very nicely done pain job. The bass feels super solid, but with lots of mojo. This instrument has an excellent Bare Bones Tone (to my ears) and a beautiful sustain. Mr. Wier was extremely patient and helpful throughout the whole process. He answered all my questions and then some. Outstanding experience! I will buy another bass in the future.

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Charles Welles May 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased the Poorboy #111. I love it. It's clean and simple yet really well done. It feels great and plays lots of styles nicely. I really am surprised at how much I like the Goncalo Alves neck having never played one before. I'm already thinking about getting the Instigator! Thanks Dave!

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Art May 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The guitar is great. It looks terrific, plays easily and sounds great. I'm very pleased. It was delivered on time as promised. It is very high quality with beautiful wood grains and top notch hardware. Dave, the luthier, was extremely helpful during the ordering process, offering sound advice and being very responsive in all aspects. I couldn't be happier and plan to order a six string model from Mr. Weir within the next week.

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