Cafe Racer

The Café racer is a light motorcycle that has been modified for speed and handling rather than comfort. The bikes had a utilitarian, stripped-down appearance, hand-made, elongated aluminium racing fuel tanks, and the look of real Grand Prix racing bikes.

The Gibson Melody Maker was the ideal donor guitar for this, with its narrow headstock and stripped down design. The concept features a bare aluminium scratchplate with push/push volume switching the Seymour Duncan P-Rails from humbucker to P-90, chequered flag 12th fret inlay and Cafe Racer style exhaust silencer jack socket. The HGC logo is incorporated into a bike style badge on the upper bout.

Upgraded chrome Schaller machineheads and Gotoh bridge/tailpiece improve performance and handling.