Essoldo Guitars

It was 2015 when I first had the idea that is now Essoldo Guitars. I’d been building guitars from parts on and off for years and decided it was time to design my own.

After a few concept designs and prototype builds, the Atom was conceived. Next was the Rocket. This shape was more similar to the original concept designs but with a few tweaks. Two more shapes followed and completed what I now affectionately call the Nuclear Guitar Collection.

My main inspiration for the designs came from guitars and styling of the late 1950’s. I like to think I’ve kept true to this while also creating something unique.

Atom

Atom standard spec

40mm thick solid body.
Half tele compensated bridge
Maple neck with rosewood fretboard finished in vintage amber gloss.
Vintage “ivory” button style split shaft machine heads.

Rocket

Rocket standard spec

40mm thick solid body.
Half tele compensated bridge or Essoldo “Stringbuddy” bridge and tailpiece.
Maple neck with rosewood fretboard finished in vintage amber gloss.
Chrome button style split shaft machine heads.

Satellite

Satellite standard spec

40mm thick solid body.
Roller bridge with stop bar tailpiece.
Maple neck with rosewood fretboard finished in gloss.
Chrome button style split shaft machine heads.
Twin “toaster” humbuckers or twin P90’s with single volume control and pickup selector switch.

Missile

Missile standard spec

35mm thick solid body.
Essoldo “Stringbuddy” bridge and tailpiece or JM style tremolo.
Maple neck with rosewood fretboard finished in aged amber gloss.
Ivory button style split shaft machine heads.
Toaster style pickup with single volume control.

Petal

This little gem was commissioned by a bass playing friend that wanted an Atom shape made into a bass and nicknamed the “Petal”.

40mm thick solid body in seafoam green complete with matching headstock. All black hardware and pickguard. Amber finish maple neck with a fretless rosewood board. Humbucking bass pickup with single volume control.