4R-3  The O-Type

The StoryWood 4R-3 O-Type is StoryWood’s take on the ergonomic offset body style. The standard model uses a 25.5” scale length (24.75” optional) and is available in either hardtail or trem configuration.

Our offset is not limited to typical offset pickup configurations, so go with the set that meets your needs. In the guitar above, we used 3 P90s wired to a 5-way blade switch. In positions 2 and 4, it sounds like the world's fattest strat! All pickups are body-mounted and our design eliminates the need for a pickguard.

4R-3 Standard Specs:

  • Body - Reclaimed heart pine or similar offset body with easy-access neck heel

  • Neck - Reclaimed maple with either reclaimed maple or reclaimed tropical wood fingerboard, 22 frets (Jescar), 12" radius, 25.5" scale, vintage C shape (slightly fuller)

  • Bridge - Hipshot 6-saddle Contour hardtail or Hipshot Contour tremolo bridge

  • Pickups - Your choice of configurations using strat, tele, P90, mini- or full-size humbuckers or jazzmaster pickups

  • Tuning Machines - Hipshot open gear

  • Controls - Pickup selector (blade or toggle), Volume/Tone with electrosocket output jack

Options include:

Neck radius - While 12" is standard, we also offer a vintage 7.25" radius, modern 9.5" radius, or a 10 to 16" compound radius.

Book-matched figured-wood top – We have access to a variety of reclaimed and salvaged species of tonewoods that make incredible book-matched tops, including redwood, mahogany, walnut, pistachio, and port orford cedar. Typically, on contoured bodies, we will do them as a “bent top,” which allows the top to follow the curve of the forearm cutaway. Depending on the specific wood set, we will at times try to eliminate a possible point of stress by gluing the top flat to the core body, and the arm contour works through the joining point, exposing the core wood to the front.

Semi-Hollow body – The offset body style lends itself nicely to a thinline configuration and is done in conjunction with the book-matched top option. This style becomes a full flat-top and can be executed with or without an “f-hole” in the upper bout.

Figured fingerboard – Options here include flamed, curly or birdseye maple and a variety of figured dark tropical woods.

Bound fingerboard – Fingerboards can be bound with a choice of traditional binding or contrasting reclaimed wood.

Graphtech Ghost piezo system – The piezo option can be configured with either the hardtail or trem using Graphtech piezo saddles and the Ghost pre-amp system.

Advanced Wiring Options - Choose from our Treble Cut/Bass Cut circuit, out-of-phase, series-parallel, and more to extend the tonal spectrum of your guitar

Call us at 919-946-4700 or email us at and hit us up with all the questions you have! 


its all in the details

StoryWood guitars are designed with magnetic control cavity covers, using tiny neodymium magnets, instead of screws. Standard cavity covers will match the body wood.

Standard configuration for trem guitars is an open trem cavity - however, we're happy to provide a trem cavity cover upon request.


easy-access neck heel

Your guitar comes with our special neck heel that provides much easier access to high frets by getting some wood out of your way.


bound fingerboards

For a visual step up, consider a bound fingerboard. This can be done in traditional binding or using contrasting reclaimed wood.

Pictured here, this neck is a mixture of water-recovered Panamanian Rock Walnut for the fingerboard, reclaimed factory maple for the core neck, and figured factory maple binding.