GMW BODY SHAPES

GMW CS Model:  The GMW CS guitar is the most popular model in the GMW family of guitars.  Standard features include an alder body, multiple pickup and bridge options, plus a maple neck with either our GMW Traditional, or the GMW Millennium headstock designs.  Both of these headstocks feature our patent pending "tilt axis tuning" feature, which allows better access to the tuners, while giving the headstock both added mass along with a very unique 3D presentation.  This headstock design feature is truly unique to the guitar building industry and sets the GMW headstock designs apart from any of the other styles present in the market place.

GMW LTS Model:  The GMW LTS "laminate top" model is an obvious extension of our standard CS model.  It generally includes a highly figured flame or quilt maple laminate top, although we've also used such woods as flame koa, spalted maple, sapele (pronounced "sa-pee-lee"), burl maple, flame redwood and figured camphor burl maple.  Other woods such as lacewood, rosewood, bubinga, flame cedar, paduak, purple heart and birdseye maple are also available upon request. This model can also be ordered with body binding in white, black, creme, ivoroid or in abalone with a white cap, although with the maple laminate tops, an "au natural binding" look can also be ordered.

GMW ATS Model:  The GMW ATS model is the arch top version of the familiar LTS GMW guitar.  Like with the LTS model, it typically includes a highly figured flame or quilt maple laminate top, with a top thickness of approximately 5/8" at the center of the body.  We also use this body shape for our highly popular wood inlayed hot rod flame models such as G0030 and G0031 (see GMW Archives), so it's a perfect choice for those that want a little extra in terms of styling and a custom shop appearance.  Body woods are typically swamp ash and one piece mahogany, although like the GMW LTS model, we've also made these using alternate woods such as quilt or flame maple.  Korina (white or black limba) is also available upon request.

 

GMW DS Model:  The Dinky DS shape is simply a more streamlined, or "reduced" size, CS shape.  This model also incorporates a more angular horn profile and sharper edge radius then the CS.  All the pickup, color, and hardware options described above for the CS shape are applicable on the smaller GMW Dinky DS shape.

GMW SS Model:  The GMW SS model is an extended horn version of the CS model described above.  As with our DS model, all of the standard features described above for the CS model are applicable to the GMW SS model. 

GMW CT Model:  The GMW CT model simply expands the GMW line into another familiar body style found throughout the guitar manufacturing industry.  All of the features described for the GMW CS and LTS models are applicable to the GMW CT model.  To date, we have never produced an arch top version of the CT model analogous to our ATS guitar, but it is available upon request.

GMW Velocity V Model:  This GMW model represents our V shape.  It may be ordered in either the Randy Rhoads style shown here, which maximizes upper fret access, or in a more traditional format, whereby the last two frets are located further down into the body.  G0110NT would be an example of the more traditional Velocity V shape we offer.  The Velocity V follows the same options presented above in terms of your choice of woods, pickups, bridge system, and colors.  The most popular version for this model may be viewed by visiting our Randy Rhoads Polka Dot V's in the Guitars for Sale section of the website.  Finally, due to the added stability of a guitar at the neck/body joint, we typically manufacture this model as a neck thru body instrument.  But a bolt-on neck model is also available.

 

GMW Velocity BV Model:  This GMW guitar represents our BV shape and follows the same format found with the Velocity V model above only with beveled edges. As it so happens the Velocity BV pictured here is owned by none other than Michael Sweet of Stryper and is being used on the 2012 tour!!

GMW "Firefox"  Model:  Like the GMW Velocity model, this GMW guitar represents a variant on a popular body style made by other guitar manufacturers.  This model is available in either a bolt-on-neck or neck-thru-body format.  As with all GMW made guitars, clients are invited to specify all of the features to be incorporated into the guitar such as the woods to be used, in addition to the parts, color and the overall construction.

 

GMW Firewolf Bass:  As with the GMW Firefox guitar, this GMW body shape represents our bass version.  The sample model shown here is a five string model, but the Firewolf may also be ordered as four string bass.  However, we only offer the Firewolf bass in a neck-thru-body format.   As with all GMW made guitars and basses, clients are invited to select all of the options available with our guitars such as the woods to be used, the bridge system, hardware color and the pickup brands and models.
 
  GMW "SPE"  Model:  Like the GMW Velocity and Firefox models, this GMW guitar represents a variant on a popular body style made by other guitar manufacturers with modifications by Oz Fox of Stryper fame.  This model is available in either a bolt-on-neck or neck-thru-body format.  As with all GMW made guitars, clients are invited to specify all of the features to be incorporated into the guitar such as the woods to be used, in addition to the parts, color and the overall construction. 
GMW "VB" Model:  The GMW VB model expands the GMW guitar line into another popular body style found throughout the guitar manufacturing industry.  Clients are again invited to specify their choice of body and neck woods, hardware and guitar color, and pickup brand and models.  The sample guitar shown here incorporates a figured koa laminate top over a solid one piece mahogany body, but both solid color, and graphic based VB models, may be ordered.  
GMW "NS" Model:  The GMW NS model again expands the GMW line into yet another familiar body shape.  As with all GMW made instruments, clients are invited to specify the woods to be using in the construction of their guitar, along with the hardware and guitar colors, bridge system, and pickup brand and models.  The sample NS guitar shown here incorporates our string-thru-body tunomatic bridge system.  But as with all GMW guitar models, the NS may also be ordered with an Original Floyd Rose bridge system, or with a standard two point tremolo.  Custom solid color and graphic options are also available.