Saturday, 24 December 2011

Bass Guitar Magazine

Eve Guitars gets a mention in the Jan 2012 edition of Bass Guitar Magazine - P.8

Friday, 23 December 2011

On the bench

35" scale bass is oiled up and drying - the last guitar of 2011!!

Monday, 12 December 2011

On the Bench

Cherry, Mahogany & Walnut 4-string 35" scale bass in the works

Monday, 28 November 2011

Great British Guitar Show

Eve Guitars will be exhibiting at the Great British Guitar Show in Birmingham on the 25-26 February 2012

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bass redo

This breaks my heart, but sometimes these things happen. The spalted wood on the left and centre image simply didn't carve well enough, and had to be cut out. I then made two new side wings with some lovely Cherry and Maple. Sigh, these things are sent to try us I suppose...

Saturday, 5 November 2011

You can now buy Eve Guitars at Red Dog Music in Edinburgh:

Sorry, you have to copy and paste the links-

Thursday, 27 October 2011

On the Bench

Necks in progress. Some lovely Quartersawn Sapele Mahogany - scarf joints galore!!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Check out Eve Guitars on Google+

Lots of photos of recently made guitars

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Elite 5-String Fretless - 36" scale Bass

More pics on coming soon!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Newly finished - Professional Line Mahogany Guitar

This guitar is for sale - please contact:

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

Sunday, 18 September 2011

The site has been updated with new pics!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Elite Line - Cherry Fretless Guitar

Finally finished! Check the site soon for more pictures of this guitar!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

On the Bench

Fretless 4 string bass & Mahogany body in the works...

Elite line Guitar

Completed Elite line Guitar - Cherry, Iroko, Walnut body with fretless ebony fingerboard. Oil & Wax finish.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Customer feedback

The birth of Eve

I was looking for a present for my 60th birthday, my mind wandered into the realms of a bespoke guitar. My current guitars are a PRS and an American Richie Sambora Strat, my last was a Gibson Les Paul Signature which I had for over 20 years, time for something new I thought.

I’d met Dougie who runs Eve Guitars, and was very impressed with his work, and asked if he would be interested in making a six string electric for me. From the outset the guitar was tailored-made to my spec, (with his advice of course,) soon he was sending emails of guitar shapes, sizes, wood types, pick-ups, machine heads, bridges etc.

The joy being that there was nothing that couldn’t be done, it was ‘imagination and beyond.’ He took me to see his workshop, here he introduced me to a world of different woods explaining the benefits gained from each one for maximum sustain and depth of sound quality. Woods chosen, shape chosen, hardware chosen I was measured, like getting a suit made in the good old days, I daresay if I’d wanted 10 buttons on the cuffs he would have managed it.

The expectation for the guitar was akin to waiting for your child to be born. The day it arrived and I’d arranged to meet Dougie by request, and he presented me with the guitar. I recognised it immediately but it was nothing to actually holding it in your hands and feeling its contours, stroking the superb neck, then playing it, though only acoustically, you immediately know it belongs to you, it’s yours. Not by ownership but you feel it belongs in your hand.

I cannot recommend this experience enough, the time the effort, attention to detail, the incredible workmanship takes the guitar onto a brand new level. You know that no one anywhere else on the planet will have another guitar that looks, feels or plays the same. If I never play it on stage, I thought, for the rest of my days I can hang it on the wall and just look at it, take my word for it, it is a work of Art.

(P.S. I played it live for the first time at my son’s wedding and it sounds as good as it looks, and that’s saying something!)

Gordon Douglas

Gordon is a singer songwriter and has been playing in bands in the East Coast of Scotland for over 40 years. He also wrote and performed in two musicals – ‘Devil’s Rock’ at the Dundee Rep and ‘The Heart of Gold’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Website is online!!!

The Eve Guitars website is up! Only a couple of pages are still under construction, but there is enough to get started!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Professional Line

The 'Professional Line' - Mahogany & Iroko deep bolt-on body with Oil finish, Mahogany and Iroko Neck. The Sapele Mahogany body looks great in natural light - it shimmers!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Elite line of guitars & basses in progress

Professional line of guitars & basses in progress

Front page design for - coming very soon!

Apologies for the website not being live yet, but I've been really busy building a new range of guitars, but I hope to have it online soon!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Carving the wings

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

In Progress...

Thursday, 28 April 2011

On the Bench

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Guitar in progress

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

2011 4-string bass