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Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
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Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
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Doubleday Custom
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Doubleday Custom
Doubleday Custom
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DAG is thrilled, honored and most certainly privileged to welcome Austin Texas’ Walker Doubleday and Doubleday Guitars to our family. Walker has spent the past 8 years perfecting his craft at the magnificent Collings Guitar Co. where he has elevated himself to be on par with today’s top master builders. His woodworking and electronic skills are of the highest level and his finishing work is sheer perfection, being some of thinnest I’ve seen, allowing the tone and resonance of the wood to jump right off the guitar, regardless of whether the finish is totally transparent, satin or gloss or any combination thereof.

We are so proud that Walker has chosen DAG to represent his spec builds as well as front-ending any and all custom build requests. I strongly suggest getting on-board this train while his build times are still reasonable. Prior to announcing his arrival here we already received several custom build requests. Once you purchase and play one, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll be back for more.

Welcome aboard Walker, Cliff, Patricia & the DAG Family

Made only using the finest materials and hardware available, each guitar is hand crafted; from the carve of the neck to the threading of the truss rod, down to the hand wound pickups to your own specification. Finished with an ultra-thin all nitrocellulose lacquer, buffed to a mirror finish, these guitars are built strong, ready to rock, and set-up to perfection.

GUITAR OPTIONS, BODIES
Each Doubleday guitar is made from a one piece lightweight swamp ash or alder body. The bodies come in a variety of classic and modern color finishes complete with a lacquered black bakelite, tortoise, or parchment pickguard. Kluson bridges are standard, with a choice of compensated or barrel brass saddles.

- One-piece light weight swamp ash or alder body
- String through body or top loader design
- Kluson hardware throughout
- Custom hand wound Doubleday pickups
- Lacquered bakelite, parchment, or tortoise pick guard
- All nitrocellulose gloss or satin finish with a variety of color options
- Vintage slothead style screws throughout

GUITAR OPTIONS, NECKS
Doubleday Guitar necks are customizable from the type of construction, fretboard radius, to the thin all nitro gloss or satin finish. Each neck is made from a one piece quarter sawn hard maple or Madagascar rosewood fretboard.

- One piece quarter sawn maple with choice of Madagascar or Indian rosewood fretboard: plain maple, figured maple, roasted maple
- Soft V or chunky C profile
- Heel adjust truss rod
- Bone nut
- Straight fretboard radius: 7.25”,  9.5”, 12”, 16”
- Vintage narrow or jumbo fretwire in nickel silver or stainless steel
- Gloss or satin all nitrocellulose finish, tinted or natural
- Kluson Supreme tuners, 18:1 ratio

GUITAR OPTIONS, ELECTRONICS
Doubleday Guitars wouldn't be complete without a custom sound. Each neck and bridge pickup are hand wound with your choice of AlNiCo 2, 3, 5, 8 or ceramic magnets to either a low, classic, or hot wind. Carefully wired with vintage style cloth pushback wire.

- CTS potentiometers and Jupiter USA vintage style capacitors
- Vintage style cloth pushback wire
- Custom hand wound Doubleday Pickups wound to customers specs
- Conductive shielding paint throughout cavities
- Switchcraft output jack in vintage style jack cup

GUITAR OPTIONS, PICKUPS
Explore the many options to creating your own tone. Magnet type to wax potting, learn how each variable affects the final product. Every slight change creates a new tonal possibility.

Magnet Type: The type of magnet used in a pickups causes the greatest change in tone over any other variable in the construction. Generally, pickup magnets are cast from an aluminum nickel and cobalt alloy (AlNiCo), but sometimes ceramic material is used. The magnet will change not only the frequency response of the pickup, but also the strength of the output. Magnets can be degaussed, reducing the magnet strength, to produce a more vintage tone.

- AlNiCo II: the warmest sounding of all magnet types, has soft bass, focused mid-range and rounded, harmonic-rich highs. Excels in producing vintage type tones. Great in all positions. Low output.
- AlNiCo 3: a little more treble and less bass than the AlNiCo II. Bright and clear articulate tone. Great in the neck position.
- AlNiCo 4: fairly flat frequency response that allows the true tone of the guitar to come through. Used mainly in the bridge position. Moderate output.
- AlNiCo V: the most common of magnet types for pickups. Boosted highs and lows, with a scooped mid tone. Very versatile from vintage tones to heavy modern tones. Great for all positions. Higher output.
- AlNiCo 8: warm with a tight low end and sharp highs, a sort of blend between ceramic and A5. Aggressive mid range and fairly high output. Great for metal.
- Ceramic: very tight low end and brash high end. Bold presence. Provides a big tone, great for metal. High output.

Wire Type: The wire type can be changed to affect the sound of the pickup. Most notably, the gauge of the wire will affect the output of the pickup. A smaller gauge wire will allow for more turns on the bobbin, creating more resistance in the electrical current, thus providing more output from the pickup. The different insulations on the wire do not affect the tone of the pickup other than the minimal effect it may have on the way the turns lay on each other.

- 42 Gauge Formvar: the most commonly used pickup wire, typical of nearly all Fender style single coil pickups
- 42 Gauge Plain Enamel: the wire of choice for Gibson's PAF style humbucking pickup
- 43 Gauge Formvar: commonly found in a Tele style neck pickup
- 43 Gauge Plain Enamel: used in humbucking pickups where a higher output is desired
- 44 Gauge Plain Enamel: used for the highest output pickups

Wind: The number of turns on a pickup's bobbin is the second most influential variable toward its tone. All Doubleday pickups are hand scatter-wound, similar to the techniques used to create the PAF style pickups and early Fender single coils. More turns on a bobbin will increase a pickups resistance, and respectively its output. More output will also roll off the highs on a pickup's frequency response, resulting in a smoother tone. Less turns will produce a weaker sounding pickup, but with more clarity.

- Doubleday custom hand wound pickups offer a standard number of turns, specific to each gauge of wire to produce its "sweet spot". This can be adjusted with a +/- 5% value to customize the tone to desired results.
- With humbucking pickups, the coils are intentionally slightly mismatched to add a rich harmonic content into the tone, typically lost with perfectly matched coils. This technique mimics the accidental results of PAF style pickups. A greater difference between the resistance of bobbins will allow for more harmonic content, but diminishes the pickup's capability to reduce hum.

Wax Potting: Wax potting is the process of dipping the completed pickup into a heated mixture of waxes in order to solidify and protect the winds in the coils. The wax penetrates deep into the winds of the coils, helping prevent vibrations from creating unwanted sounds in the output of the pickup. On the other hand, an un-potted pickup can produce some more harmonically rich tones. A properly wound coil should be able to stand the test of time without potting if properly handled.

- Doubleday pickups are potted using a wax mixture of 80% paraffin wax to 20% local beeswax
- The wax must be at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the pickup from overheating
- Pickups are dipped in the wax for around five minutes, constantly agitated to ensure all air bubbles are released. All excess wax is then cleaned off and the pickup is allowed to cool.