Shimo tenor electric guitar

This is the Shimo electric tenor guitar build for me by Takahiro Shimo from Tokyo.

Here is the spec

Body : White Limba, Neck : One Piece Hard Maple / Bolt On Pickups : Fender Style Hand Winding Single Coil x 2 / Alnico 5 Magnet, AWG 42 Wire Made in U.S.A. in 1959 Bridge : Hand Made by Steel Base with Brass Saddle Control : Volume x 1, Tone x 1 Pick Guard : Gray Tortoiseshell 5 ply Tuner : Schaller M6mini Body Shape : Shimo Original Peghead Shape : Shimo Original Body Color : Doghair Neck Finish : Matte Case : Original Hardshell

There are four pickup options, each giving a very different sound, so there are a lot of superb options. Previously I’ve bought Shimo’s acoustic instruments, this is my first electric one and I’m blown away. It both sounds and plays brilliantly. I’ll be using this both in the studio and for live work with my Supro amps.

Here’s Martin Simpson looking at it for the first time and putting it through its paces