Wildlife Series #1 – Rattlesnake

This one-of-a-kind Thompson OM-Brazilian reflects the skin of a rattlesnake and other parts of this iconic reptile. A variety of different woods were chosen for the colors that highlight the rattlesnake – in the rosette, fretboard, tail wedge and bridge.  This highly crafted guitar is the vision of Simon Haycraft using his abilities as an artist and inlay specialist to make this guitar come to life.  The natural world is something that inspires Simon’s creative thinking – collaborating with the team at Thompson to share his vision has been inspiring and challenging.   We look forward to have this one completed in the next month.  We will share some additional photos and video soon.

For more information contact The North American Guitar or sales@pktguitars.com

Available via The North American Guitar/Carter Vintage

PODCAST – Lindsay from TNAG interviews Simon Haycraft


Wildlife Series #1 – Rattlesnake

  • OM-BA Custom
  • Brazilian Back and Sides
  • Moon Spruce Top
  • Sunburst top
  • Solid headstock with wood inlay rattlesnake head
  • Brazilian Headstock Veneer with Lacewood binding
  • Lacewood back cap on headstock
  • Lacewood Binding
  • Half Herringbone rope top trim- Mitered
  • Brown Fine Rope Back Purfling
  • Unseen .20 black Side Purfling
  • Honduran Mahogany neck
  • Custom multi wood Rosette
  • No backstrip
  • Tail Wedge – Rattle Replica with variety of woods
  • Lacewood Heel Cap
  • 14 fret double action truss rod
  • Adirondack Bracing
  • Advanced X Adirondack Brace Pattern
  • 25.4 – Long Scale
  • Custom Multi wood snake skin replica fretboard
  • Nut – 1 3/4” – Strings spacing – 2 5/16”
  • Neck Shape – Soft V
  • Brazilian Belly Bridge with Custom inlay – Drop In
  • Waverly Tuners TBD
  • Original Case Company

VIDEO WITH SIMON about the rosette