The wood is selected first and has to meet certain size and grain characteristics to assure all bodies are glued in the same manner, with an offset glue joint at the bottom bout of the guitar. This maintains consistency from one guitar to the next. The species of wood used for this model are alder or sugarpine.
- Flatsawn solid maple neck
- Indian rosewood fingerboard (international fingerboards are made with pau farro or maple)
- Traditional clay marking dots
- Custom side dots
- Nitro finish
The fretwork on Elliott guitars is one of the things they are most proud of. They go to the extreme to make sure that your guitar is going to play the best it can. The fingerboard is planed under tension. The fretting process is done with epoxy fretting. A special blend of epoxy is used that makes re-fretting very easy without messing up your fingerboard. This process is used for multiple reasons. One of the advantages to this type of fretting is that you lose the hollow gaps under the fret that you find with the traditional way of fretting. In traditional fretting, with each fret you put on, it is like driving a wedge into the fingerboard, which causes back tension on the neck. With epoxy fretting, all of these issues are eliminated. The epoxy under the frets helps to transfer string vibration throughout the neck to the body, and relieves all stress and tension on the neck that occurs with traditional fretting. This results in a stress-free neck, which allows the truss rod to work properly and to adjust the neck accurately.
Elliott Telewacker set w/ Gold Foil neck
Callaham vintage bridge
- ET Standard (no binding)
- ET Custom (bound neck and body)
- ET Sugar Pine (no binding, Butterscotch Blonde or White Blonde finish only)
Colors Available: Black, Vintage White, Ocean Turquoise, Three-Color Sunburst, Surf Green, Casanova Red Candy, Fiesta Red