Poorboy Electric Guitar: American Handmade



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: 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 at 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 $1,210.00 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 Stainless Steel. Nickle Silver is also available.

Standard pickups are my Blueprint 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 at WeirGuitars.com.

Dave Weir
dave [!at] weirguitars.com


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Dave Weir

Dave Weir

Owner of WeirGuitars

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63 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Jason Zanoni Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Dave makes a great guitar. I'm lucky enough to own #72. It's a mahogany body with a camaru neck. I can't explain how beautiful this guitar is. The pictures do no justice to this wood. The sound is clear, beautiful, and has sustain for days. Worth every penny and more. Thank You Dave!

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kovalcikaudio Aug 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wow!!! Poorboy #51 arrived today, and right out of the box it is absolutely perfect. I am so glad I stumbled across Weir Guitars on Etsy. I am enamored by its simplicity, impeccable workmanship, and innovation. Cheers to the Weir Poorboy! Highly recommended.

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slartbarg Mar 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased number 77, and I'm floored by this thing. The craftsmanship is superb, the fret work is outstanding. The design is pretty much what I had always wanted in a guitar, you will be in disbelief it's really yours once it arrives. The guitar has just enough heft, for me the neck is pretty perfect fit. The pickup sounds absolutely amazing, the thing is surprisingly acoustically resonant, and the sustain from the nut, zero fret and metal bridge and stop tail are fairly significant. Buy one, just buy one.

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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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