A TRUE ROCK’N’ROLL SPIRIT
The WildOne is the first guitar ever designed by Wild Ju’ at the early stage of the company. Over the past few years, we’ve built different versions of the WildOne. We’ve used different construction methods (neck through body, set neck, bolt-on-neck, carved top, flat top, German carved top…), different scales (24’5″, 25’5″, 25″, baritone), different tonewoods (maple, mahogany, walnut, swamp ash…) and naturally different finishes. As a result, when we’ve been talking about producing series of our WildOne, we’ve decided to bring it back to the essential: an unmistakable vintage character and enough power for almost any application. To make a long story short, we want it Rock’n’Roll!
Where we make our guitars?
We believe in the real artisanal values, and all our instruments are handcrafted the old fashion way in our workshop. We are dedicated to delivering premium quality instruments, and our guitars are designed, crafted, painted, wired, set, tuned in France.
How is the Wildone built?
We pay a lot of attention to source premium quality wood for all our instruments. We make our Wildone in mahogany (Khaya Senegal). The mahogany is a beautifully grained wood with great musical properties. The tone is warm and full with excellent sustain. Musicians and guitar fanatics associate the mahogany with some of the most famous rock music of our time.
We use set-in neck construction method to build our Wildone. A set-in neck transfers the resonance between neck and body more freely and immediately than does a bolt-on neck. The result is usually heard as a little more warmth and fullness in the set-neck guitar.
How does the Wildone neck feel?
The Wildone features the Gibson 24-3/4″ scale length. It’s is one of the most common guitar scale lengths. Being shorter than the Fender 25-1/2″ scale, the Gibson 24-3/4″ scale has a lower tension, is more comfortable to play, and has a warmer tone. The Wildone neck profile is a standard thin medium “C” shape. It’s one of our more popular necks, and it will feel comfortable to most players.
Ebony headstock overlay
Volute to reinforce the neck.
Fingerboard = Brazilian Pau Ferro (Rosewood substitute to respect the CITES agreement and the European Union wood species protection regulation 338/97)
Scale length 24-3/4″ = 629 mm
Fret = medium jumbo / 18% nickel
N° of Frets = 22
Radius = 12″
Width at Nut = 43mm
How Sounds the Wildone?
We’ve set this Wildone with a calibrated set of SEYMOUR DUNCAN – APH1n/SHPG1b. Over the years, Seymour Duncan has created pickups for almost every musician you can think of: Slash, Billy Gibbons, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Steve Harris, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, Albert Collins, Eric Johnson, Joe Walsh, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Fogerty, Stevie Ray Vaughan and so many more… visit their website to get more details on their incredible pickup range www.seymourduncan.com
The Wildone is a versatile instrument with enough power for almost any application. It is available with a wide variety of pickup configurations and would be the ideal instrument for Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Rock, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Hardcore, Rock Stoner… In the end, it would be up to you to select the right pickups set to match with your tonal expectations.
How heavy is the Wildone?
Since every one of our instruments is handmade, the weight may change depending on the piece of wood we select for your guitar. Bear in mind that weight is for reference only. It’s important to mention that we pay a lot of attention to perfectly balance our instruments. Our goal is to provide a comfortable guitar that would be easy to carry on stage, on the studio, and even on planes if you’re touring worldwide.
kg = 3,2kg / 3,5kg
lbs = 7lbs / 7.8lbs
Who paints and relics the guitars at Wild Customs?
Our custom shop has established its reputation for bringing new and innovative finishing to our instruments. As passionate guitarists-artisans, we’re open to any artistic project. Beyond guitars, we are all sharing a passion for the vintage, and we collect old cars, old motorcycles, old tools, LP’s, adverts of the 50’s & 60’s, furniture… We’ve spent a lot of time seeking stuff in car boot sales. This background does explain the artistic direction of the brand and the rock’n’roll spirit of our guitars, but all projects are more than welcome.
Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Who Ships the guitars?
We ship our instruments worldwide in secured cardboard and insure all our packages against potential damage or loss.
Where to buy Wild Custom instruments?
Over the past ten years, we’re particularly proud to have built long-term relationships with some of the most prestigious shops in the world. The internet is not always the answer, some love stories start online, but there is nothing like falling in love in real life. So push the door of our official dealers, you may fall in love with one of our custom shop 🙂
For those who unfortunately live too far from our official dealers, contact us directly to get in touch with a member of the crew!