This guitar is inspired by The Model 1 designed by Rick Turner and made famous by Lyndsey Buckingham. The body is made from two separate pieces of wood, each radiused, carved and jointed together. The mahogany back is hollowed out to reduce the weight of the guitar and grain filled and stained to highlight the grain and natural colours of the wood. The thick flamed maple cap is stained with an orange/amber/yellow inverted burst with a faux binding around the outside. The body is sealed and finished with a clear polyurethane.
The neck is made from plain maple with an Indian Rosewood fret board and a dual action truss rod, accessed from the headstock. Metallic, eccentric fret markers are filled with epoxy fill and a colour matched feline motif is inlayed around the 12th fret. 3x3 Hipshot locking tuners provide excellent tuning stability and wide Nickel-Silver fret wire is used and complemented with a hand-carved bone nut. The neck has 22 frets and uses a 25 inch or 635 mm scale length, as used by PRS. The neck has a stacked heel made of maple and mahogany sandwiched with ebony veneer. The neck is joined with a tenon and treated with a polyurethane finish.
The Tiger 1 uses an Iron Gear Hot Slag Humbucking pickup in the neck position. It is mounted in a circular holder made from bubinga that allows the pickup to be rotated to adjust the tone. The pickup produces a beautiful warm, clean sound at low volumes but becomes filthy when the gain is increased. The pickup can be coil-tapped with a push-pull volume pot. A three-way switch allows selection between the neck pickup and a piezo pickup integrated into the tunomatic bridge. A push-pull tone potentiometer switches in a blending potentiometer that allows the contribution of neck and bridge pickups to be blended, allowing a huge range of sounds from heavy rock, jazz to 6 and 12 string acoustic sounds.