JOE DOE BY VINTAGE ~ PUNKASTER GUITAR
‘Punkaster’ owned, destroyed and hastily reconstructed by Brandon Hicks
As soon as he learnt to walk, Brandon Hicks displayed a frightening talent for destruction; burning down the family condo age 5, breaking too many bones to keep count and even shattering his front teeth trying to catch a speeding baseball in his mouth. Having exhausted the patience of his parents and small town residents of Bone Lake, Wisconsin, teenager Hicks was exiled in 1977 and left to travel across America. Drifting from state to state, Hicks eventually found his spiritual home in Times Square, New York, 1979. Hicks worked a ticket booth by day and played with his band FistMeetsFace at night. After only a few explosive shows, FistMeetsFace became the must see act on the New York punk scene where each performance would include a smashed guitar.
Body: A car crash of a guitar body made from numerous pieces of American Alder.
Bridge: The superior Wilkinson WVC Vibrato bridge enables pig waggling, string diving and note gargling. Treat it like your worst enemy and it will still come back in tune.
Pickups: Trio of Joe Doe designed Single Coils, transplanted from various guitars that Brandon has destroyed over the years. The tones range from subtle to spiky.
Controls: Master Volume and Master tone, with a sneaky five-way pickup selector switch, embedded in an unmistakeable mismatched dual style pickguard.
Machine heads: Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z Lok machine heads provide simple, effective action.
Neck: Hard rock Maple with mismatched tuners and mismatched dots.
Fingerboard: Hard Rock Maple, with custom mismatched position markers and Kate’s Cellfone number. She’s a Geography teacher now!
Frets: 22 Medium profile frets.
Nut: 43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Headstock: Unique Vintage “Joe Doe” Punkaster headstock design.
Case: Joe Doe luxury hardshell case with certificate of authenticity.
The limited edition 'Punkaster' is an original Vintage® guitar, designed and created by Joe Doe Guitars and the UK Vintage design team.