Luthier

Bunting Guitars

Luthiers
Yaniv Loria and Guy Shapira
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
Founded
2013

Bunting Guitars is the collaboration between Israeli duo Yaniv Loria and Guy Shapira, perfectly combining Guy’s skills in lutherie and electronics with Yaniv’s eye for art and design to create a small, boutique electric guitar custom shop just north of Tel Aviv, Israel.

"We believe that a great musical instrument inspires creativty and simply makes you play better. All our efforts are invested in combining the right tone, feel, design and style to achieve that goal."

“Our ambition is to gift you, players, the gift of musical inspiration – your tone quest is our mission”

A true home for the best boutique handmade guitars in the world! This is a shop that puts small makers and quality instruments in the spotlight and honours tradition and innovation all the same. We're proud to be a part of the dazzling roster of makers featured in TNAG

Bunting Guitars

The Guitars

Bunting Guitars currently offer 8 models. Find out more below...

Models

Melody Queen

The Melody Queen is an offset guitar that can go from sweet cleans that cut through the mix to explosive fuzzed out bliss. In all cases the Melody Queen reigns supreme!

Guy and Yaniv's notes

The Melody Queen features some great hardware: A Mastery offset bridge, which is without a doubt the best on the market. A Duesenberg Tremola tailpiece – this has the perfect style and functionality, and offers some great improvements over its ancestor. Last are the locking Gotoh tuners – an excellent combination of vintage looks with modern benefits. Our Melody Queen comes in two 60’s inspired outfits. A Single Coil version with 2 JM pickups and a Mini Humbucker version with 2 Firebird pickups.The JM version is a classic favorite. Its bell – like clean tones are biting and clear, and when played into an overdriven amp or fuzz pedal, they generate some of the most beautifully rich and complex harmonic textures.

Standard specifications
Body
European Spruce
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood or Hard Maple is an option
Pickups
Mojo Jazzmaster or Firebird pickups
Slide switches
Our “Beef” and Creem” (series-parallel and tone cut)
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Mastery bridge
Tremolo system
Duesenberg Tremola \ Mastery MV
Tuners
Gotoh vintage style locking
Body
“raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
25.5″
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 42mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell

Melody Queen T

The same shape body as the 'Melody Queen', but with a T style bridge. This marriage results in classic sweet tones that are both familiar and fresh at the same time.

Guy and Yaniv's notes

To get the classic T twang we opted for a vintage correct thin steel bridge plate, compensated brass saddles and a hand wound pickup with a healthy midrange bite and balanced highs and lows.

For the Neck pickup we experimented with different pickups and finally settled on the P90 with AlNiCo Rods. This pickup is quite similar to a JM in design and sound and is a perfect match for the bridge pickup. Other options for the neck pickup are Wide Range style HB, Firebird and classic T.

 

Standard specifications
Body
European Spruce
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood or Hard Maple is an option
Bridge pickup
T style (Wolfetone)
Neck pickup
Alnico rods P-90\filtertron (Wolfetone\Mojo)
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Glendale plate and brass saddles
Tuners
Gotoh vintage style
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
25.5″
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 42mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell

Jackal

A double-cut guitar, with the classic tone combination of Humbuckers and P-90 Pickups on a Spanish Cedar Body, mixed with the classic S contours and versatality.

Guy and Yaniv's notes

Jackal is a double cut style guitar with a long tenon set neck and extra deep cutaways that offer excellent access to the entire neck. We equipped the Jackal with a 2 – point tremolo bridge which spiced it up with sweet, bell-like tones and versatility.

We chose Spanish Cedar as the Jackal’s body wood. Spanish Cedar is a relative of Honduran Mahogany and they share a similarity in character as tonewoods. It’s got the right weight and tone for that classic rock sound.

Standard specifications
Body
Spanish Cedar
Neck
Set neck, Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickups
combination of Humbuckers with P-90 (Wolfetone)
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Gotoh two-point tremolo
Tuners
Gotoh vintage style locking
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
25″
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 42mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell
Strings
D’addario

Jackal S

Bunting's recipe for the iconic 'S' Style Guitar...

Guy and Yaniv's notes

One thing that sets the Jackal S apart from the rest of the pack is the use of a long tenon set neck. This kind of neck joint makes a very noticeable increase in sustain and warmth over the usual Bolt-On design – your notes sound fuller and last longer. One more thing that the set-neck joint allowed us to do is to design the body with extra deep cutaways – offering excellent access to the entire neck!

The result of this design is a comfortable and versatile instrument that is resonant and delivers more sustain than the classic design. Sound wise the Jackal S has the sweet 60’s bell – like tone with a big rich bass, rounded highs and focused midrange throughout all 5 positions.

 

Standard specifications
Body
European Spruce
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood or Hard Maple is an option
Pickups
set of ‘S’ pickups or HSS
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Gotoh two-point tremolo
Tuners
Gotoh vintage style locking
Neck
Oil finish
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Scale
25.5″
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 42mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell

Spiro

The first model offered by Bunting Guitars. Spiro is a slab offset body with P-90 growl. A rock and blues guitar designed to look classic and familiar but with its own original vibe.  

Guy and Yaniv's notes

Spiro was designed with the 50’s Junior tones in mind. What we feel is missing in modern takes on this design is a lightweight Honduran Mahogany body – it’s just not available today as it was back then. We use Spanish Cedar as our body wood. Spanish Cedar is a relative of Honduran Mahogany and they share a similarity in character as tonewoods. It’s got the right weight and tone as was used in the ’50s.

Spiro has a bolt-on neck and wraparound bridge. These features give you more attack, punch and note separation which complements the Spanish Cedar body and P-90 combo.

 

Standard specifications
Body
Spanish Cedar
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickups
P-90 or Alnico rods P-90 (Wolfetone)
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Pigtail wrap-around
Tuners
Gotoh open back
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
25″
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 42mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell
Strings
D’addario

Willow

Asemi-hollow guitar is influenced by 50’s instruments which came to greatness with the rock’n’roll legends of the 60’s.

Guy and Yaniv's notes

The Willow is a short scale, single cutaway, semi-hollow electric guitar with some unique features that separate it from its ancestors.

The body’s structure is designed to have great acoustic properties while still retaining the boldness and functionality of an electric. We plane down the solid top and back to 3mm, thus allowing them to vibrate much more than traditional laminated tops. The result is a guitar with an acoustic flavor and a crisp hollow sound, bigger than its body size. Play it unplugged and you immediately feel and hear the difference – it simply rings and sings!

Standard specifications
Body
Genuine Mahogany
Top
European Spruce
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Pickups
DynaSonic (TV Jones) or PAF Humbuckers (Wolfetone)
Potentiometers
CTS Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Bunting base and Brass saddle
Tailpiece
Bunting design
Tuners
Gotoh open back
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base*
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
24.5″
Fingerboard radius
12″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 43mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell

Alice

A 50's inspired, short scale electric.

Guy and Yaniv's notes

With Alice we wanted a guitar that delivers fierce Rock’n’roll tones – without any bells and whistles. Alice is based on a T style guitar in tonewoods and pickups but comes in a short scale package. The use of a 24.5″ scale length emphasizes the mid frequencies and tames some of the shrill highs often associated with this style of guitars. You still get the twang and bite but it’s much warmer and fuller than you’re used to. The short-scale also gives you looser strings, that means easier playing and you can use heavier gauge strings to get a bigger sound while still retaining great playability.

Standard specifications
Body
European Spruce
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood or Hard Maple is an option
Bridge pickup
T style (Wolfetone)
Neck pickup
Alnico rods P-90\Firebird (Mojo)
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Glendale plate and brass saddles
Tuners
Gotoh vintage style
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
24.5″
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 43mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell

Alice EP

A 50's inspired, short scale electric.

Guy and Yaniv's notes

With Alice EP we wanted a guitar that delivers fierce Rock’n’roll tones – at our most affordable price range. Alice EP is based on a Jr. style guitar in tonewoods and pickup but comes in a shorter scale length of 24.5″. The short-scale gives you looser strings, that means easier playing and you can use heavier gauge strings to get a bigger sound while still retaining great playability

The Alice EP is a bolt-on neck guitar with a single P-90 pickup. A ‘T’ style half-bridge, brass saddles and strings through body design are used for a sweet midrange bite and a hint of twang.

Standard specifications
Body
Mahogany
Neck
Bosnian Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
P-90 (Wolfetone)
Potentiometers
Emerson CTS Pro Master Volume & Tone
Capacitor
Emerson Paper-in-oil
Bridge
Half T bridge with intonated saddles
Tuners
Gotoh open back
Body
Our own “raw finish” recipe, oil and shellac base *
Neck
Oil finish
Scale
24.5″
Fingerboard radius
10″
Nut
Hand cut bone to 43mm width
Case
Hiscox hard shell

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We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Fully insured global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied