are Phoenix Guitars?
Guitars are handcrafted by Martin Coupe. A Nottingham based Luthier, Visual
/ Digital Artist and Musician. In the 90's Martin gained a BA (hons)in
Contemporary Arts within the discplines of Visual Art & Music. In succession
to a variety of artistic and creative persuits including 3D graphic and
web site design, Martin turned his attention to custom guitar bodies at
the turn of the millenium. For original designs he draws on Celtic, Egyptian,
mystical and historical influences such as Wicca, Psychoanalysis (Freud's
Dreamworks /The interpretation of Dreams) and Surrealism - references which
have frequently been a major source of creative inspiration for many rock
bands over the years too. His attention to detail would most likely be
overlooked in a production line setting.
activities / Prices
the moment I am concentrating on mainly solid 'Tele' style bodys in conjunction
to developing my own custom designs. Enquiries for 'Tele' bodys or variations
on my original designs are welcome. A choice of tonewoods are available
in conjuction with either black, white, cream or tortoiseshell binding
on either the front edges or front and back if required. Prices vary depending
on the chosen wood and binding. Available woods are: Alder, Amazaque, Ash,
Bubinga, Cherry, Inbuya, Lacewood, Lime, Mahogony, Padauk, Purpleheart,
Sycamore, Walnut, Wenge, Zebrano.