Jesper Eriksson

I have been aware of Jespers works since around 2005 and when he had a exhibition in a hotel in central Stockholm showing around 40 of his guitars I was invited to the opening evening. I had seen many of them but not in real life and I was even more impressed. Later in the evening I presented myself and we sat down to talk and connected immediatelly, after talking guitars for like twenty minutes I asked if he would be interested in a collaboration – responding he was just about to ask the same. 
When we are planning a new guitar we take the unfinished body and neck, places all the parts on them and then trying to figure out a colour scheme of the art work that best will match the wood and the parts. Jesper himself decides the motif. 

Jesper Eriksson – born 1970, raised in Swedish Dalecarlia and now residing in Falun works with graphic, painting, sculpture, reliefs, cabinets and makes guitars into unique works of art. Swedish musicians Dregen (Hellacopters, Backyard Babies), Thåström (Ebba Grön, Imperiet), Stiko Per Larsson are some of his clients.

The motif is carved into the wood by hand and then painted. There is a theme on every guitar with figures and symbols, interconnected with stilistic and abstract motifs. His greatest source of inspiration is Pablo Picasso’s African period, but you can see connections to Dalecarlian or Aztecian. 

“What I’m trying to say with my artistry is that I want to find an expression that you react to or feel fascinating in one way or the other. Art that may make people stay and look a bit extra. Perhaps create some thoughtfulness in everyday life. I’m also forms that stand against the passage of time fascinating. Forms that don’t follow trends but also appeal to the viewer if let’s say hundreds or thirty years. “

www.jespereriksson.nu

TC Standard Jesper Eriksson

TC Standard Jesper Eriksson

Model: TC
General construction: bolt neck
Body: American alder
Body finish: nitro laquer, relic or light distress
Neck: American hard rock maple, all maple or separate fret board
Neck finish: light tinted nitro laquer, relic or light distress
Neck profile: C
Scale length: 25.5″
Fretboard radius: 10″
Frets: 2.4 mm nickel silver
Nut width: 43 mm
Pickups: Seven Engineering T-model
Bridge: Gotoh
Tuners: Gotoh SD-91-R
Electronics: one volume, one tone, CTS 250 K potentiometers, CRL switch, Switchcraft output jack, Sprague Orange Drop 0.022 uF capacitor, treble bleed circuit.
Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010″-.046″)

Senkompara Standard
Jesper Eriksson

Senkompara Standard Jesper Eriksson

Model: SK-35G
General construction: bolt neck
Body: American alder with weight relief
Body finish: light coat of nitro laquer, carved and coloured
Neck: American hard rock maple
Neck finish: 
light tinted nitro laquer
Fretboard: 
Indian rosewood
Neck profile: C
Scale length: 24.75″
Fretboard radius: 12″
Frets: 2.4 mm nickel silver
Nut width: 43 mm
Pickups: Two Lundgren Hot Heaven
Bridge: Gotoh GE104B-R
Tailpiece: Gotoh GE101A-R
Tuners: Gotoh SD-91-R
Electronics: three volume, one tone, CTS 500 K potentiometers, Switchcraft output jack, Sprague Orange Drop 0.022 uF capacitor, treble bleed circuit
Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010″-.046″)

SC Standard Jesper Eriksson

SC Custom Jesper Eriksson

Model: SC Custom Jesper Eriksson
General construction: bolt neck
Body: American alder
Body finish: nitro laquer, carved and coloured
Neck: American hard rock maple
Neck finish: light tinted nitro laquer
Neck profile: C
Scale length: 25.5″
Fretboard radius: 10″
Frets: 2.4 mm nickel silver
Nut width: 43 mm
Pickups: Seven Engineering S-Model
Bridge: Hard tail
Tuners: Gotoh SD-91-R
Electronics: one volume, two tone, CTS 250 K potentiometers, CRL Switch, Switchcraft output jack, Sprague Orange Drop 0.022 uF capacitor, treble bleed circuit.
Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010″-.046″)