Absinthe Matte Honey


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Absinthe Matte Honey

A Taste of the Exotic

The Spade was our first headless design and has continued as a “flagship” with players around the world using it across many genres of music.

I wanted to use the design of the Spade and modify it into a modern, full body guitar.  I worked on a few initial ideas only to end up frustrated, as the designs were not up to our standards.   My business partner Ken suggested we hire a friend of his (a renowned Japanese designer) to help dial in the designs we had started.  With his guidance, the Absinthe design was finalized and approved!

We wanted to use a U.S. company for the pickups on this model and EMG quickly jumped to the opportunity.  We gave EMG the freedom to choose the pickup design with a coil split option.   While working with the Absinthe architecture, we developed our new neck with the curved block contour at the string lock.  This improvement is now the new neck for both the Spade and Absinthe models.  The design gives the player the feel of having a full headstock while in first position and the extra thickness creates more stability, mass, and tone.

The Absinthe is a well-balanced guitar with easy access to all the high frets.  True to its name, derived from a wicked psychedelic liquor, it’s a modern, high-end consciousness-expanding guitar.

Order yours today and experience the flexibility, tone and true player enjoyment with the Absinthe!

Specs of Absinthe Matte Honey


  • 24 fret
  • 5 piece Canadian hard maple through neck construction
  • Dual way 2 piece truss rod
  • C shape
  • Side Inlay dots Black 1.5mm
  • Width 42mm at zero fret (nut)
  • Thick 21mm at zero fret, 23mm at 12th fret
  • Nut Material Graphite White / Width Thick 3.4mm / Length 42mm


  • 25.5 scale (Fender)
  • Fingerboard Radius 13”
  • Radios 350R
  • Black Ebony (exclusive Bootlegger)
  • Position markers fanned white pearl dots
  • Side position marker 1.5mm black
  • Number of Frets 24 / full fret easy access design
  • Frets DHP – 24H / 2.7 mm silver nickel


  • Material 3 piece 37mm Mahogany
  • Top 5mm hard Maple
  • Black aluminum knobs
  • Upgraded metal plate input jack
  • Neck-through construction
  • Graphite nut
  • Head Taesung HL string lock


  • EMG USA passive pickups HSH
                 –  Neck EMG H4A Alnico
                 –  Middle EMG S4 Ceramic
                 –  Bridge pickup EMG H4 Ceramic
  • Coil Split push pull tone pot
  • Volume control
  • Tone control
  • 5 way pickup selector slide switch


  • Green matte see through
  • Matte natural see through
  • Honey gloss see through
  • Burgundy gloss see through

More About Absinthe Matte Honey

  • 6.6 pounds
  • Case and guitar 13 pounds
  • Bootlegger Absinthe tattoo logo on body
  • Case Bootlegger Logo Tattoo Hard Shell Case
  • Strings. 009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
  • Uses Standard Single Ball Strings
  • Includes case key and related truss rod tools & tuning tools
  • 32 x 13.5 inches

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