Kevin Chilcott

Luthier

Chilkev  B i t o c a s t e r

Guitars & Basses

The 'Bitocasters' are Bolt-on neck Guitar & Bass 'variants'.

Andy Powell with the 1st Chilkev Bitocaster S-Type.

Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash with the 1st Chilkev 'S-Type' Bitocaster... finished on 22.08.04
Photo by Lyn Chilcott October 2004.

One piece Handmade Swamp-Ash body with a Handmade (many years ago in the US) Brazilian Rosewood neck
The body has been waxed and the fingerboard oiled.
The Handmade Scratchplate is laminated from a Birds-eye maple veneer, black plastic and plain maple veneer and then top-coated with 2-pac lacquer.
This was the First One, and is loaded with Kloppman Pickups, Gotoh Locking Machines and an LR Baggs Bridge and Piezo System, with an LR Baggs Control-X preamp.
Knobs are for Mag' volume, Mag' tone and Piezo volume. 
There is a stereo jack out. 

Swamp Ash  B i t o c a s t e r  'S-Type' Front and Back (as above)

Yew  B i t o c a s t e r  'S-Type' with Birds-eye-Maple veneer scratchplate.

Swamp Ash  B i t o c a s t e r  'S-Type' with Birds-eye-Maple neck
and Birds-eye-Maple veneer scratchplate.

Mahogany  B i t o c a s t e r  'T-Type' with Flame Maple top & 'Birds-eye' neck. 

 

CUSTOM MADE PARTS FOR  'B i t o c a s t e r s'

Birds-eye Maple veneer 'S-Type' Guitar scratchplate

Birds-eye Maple veneer  'T-Type' Guitar scratchplate

Birds-eye Maple veneer  'M-Type' Guitar scratchplate

 

CONSTRUCTION

In this section I'm also going to do 'bits' on how to make component 
Bodies of different types, Necks of different types 
and 
Laminated Scratch-plates of different types.

Coming soon.....

How to Make Bodies

How to make Necks

How to Make  B i t o c a s t e r  Scratchplates

 

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