The idea behind Limelight Custom Guitars was inspired by Bill Nash. He makes some of the greatest instruments today and has many famous players who want the sound, feel and look of a vintage instrument without the worry of taking their hugely valuable pre-CBS Fender to gigs. Previously the only other alternative was Fender’s own custom shop offerings. However, Nashes are not cheap to buy new in the UK and nor are Fender Custom shop instruments.
This is where Limelight Custom Guitars come in. We aim to produce basses and guitars that look really cool and desirable, but also to feel just right when playing – and of course sound fantastic, too.
We are not aiming to make cheap instruments constrained by inferior parts, but to make the best instruments we can, with good quality parts, and a strong emphasis on sound, feel and playability. We do not compromise specifications and do not build to a price point. Our aim is to offer a viable alternative to Nash and Custom Shop at less than half the comparable price.
If you would like a bass (or guitar) made to your own individual specification, such as colour, era, amount of relicing etc) please contact me to discuss. To get an idea of what is available, a good place to start is by looking at some previously made examples on our Limelight gallery page
COMING SOON: Limelight ’63 Jazz – Black, r/w, med/heavy relic, the 3rd Limelight made!