With this custom T-Style build I collaborated with amazingly talented guitarist Doug Aldrich from the bands Whitesnake and Burning Rain. I started with an aged piece of Alder and routed the pickups for a signature Doug Aldrich Suhr humbucker pickup in the neck position. Doug wanted to experiment with the traditional single coil in the bridge so we asked Chris at Suhr Guitars to custom wind us a pickup that would be more tonally suited to Doug’s neck pickup and with more output. I custom made the pickguard to accommodate both pickups and Doug liked the layout of the tone /volume controls and toggle switch, similar to a Les Paul. The neck was based on a 59 Les Paul specs, 11″ radius and 22 frets with Jim Dunlop 6100 fret wire.
The results were awesome! …….and so as Doug calls it ,”The Stormbringer” was born.