Revelation Martin Cilia Custom, Fiesta Red

IMG_9707Some time in 2015 I received an email from Alan Entwhistle, an English guitar designer/builder, saying that he would like to make me a guitar and what would I like? Alan has long respected history in the guitar making world and I was excited by the prospect of him building me a guitar.

When coming up with my first few ideas I realized that I was just copying guitars that I already had. I needed to come up with something that was different, but useful and simple.

What we arrived at is a Fender offset body shape with a Strat scale bound neck and 3 Entwhistle P90 style pickups. It has a great looking fiesta red finish with matching headstock and a Stratocaster style bridge.

When I received the guitar in January 2016 it looked even better than I thought it would, great finish. Upon plugging it in the pickups sounded great! Full tone but not muddy. I’d decided on a simple 3 way pickup selector switch. One pick up at a time. (I never use the ‘in between” positions).

It can be heard in this demo video of a song called 1961.

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2 Comments on Revelation Martin Cilia Custom, Fiesta Red

  1. Reminds me of something else which I think has been in your collection since you were a teenager that Victor had a hand in making?

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