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Ted Crocker custom instrument for Harrison Withers.  


EDIT:  Finished instrument


A gorgeous slab of walnut from Sid Workman


Update:  January 5, 2012

I spent a lot of time letting the wood make up it's mind to what it wants to be.  After sketching with chalk, the Goose emerged from inside.  I brought out that grain with grape seed oil.



Update:  January 6, 2012

The basic shape is cut out with a jig saw



Rough sanding is done with sanding barrels on the drill press



Next sanding step is with the palm sander  to get the shape closer to final.  There's lots more sanding, plus the edges wlil be rounded over with the router.



Update:  January 8, 2012

I didn't want to spoil the Goose headstock with tuners, so I'm working out a way to keep it 'headless'...



Here's an idea to move the tuners to the body.  


Spent a little more time imaginating...



Update:  January 9, 2012

I got to go crazy today.  Used a round over bit in the router to , er, round over the edges.  


After that i used the palm sander to get it pretty good, then hand sanded it.  Still more sanding before it's done, but pretty close now.  The Goose is awesome!!


This is what she looks like with a quick wipe of grape seed oil






Update:  January 12, 2012

Made the cavities for the controls and for the jack.  Drilled for pots & switch and jack/jack cup



I used a 12" drill through the jack hole to connect the cavities


Tele style jack cup

OOPS, forgot to update this back then with final shots.




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Comment by Harrison Withers on January 8, 2012 at 1:20pm
wow headless? That's wild! Love it!
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 9, 2012 at 12:32pm

Comment by Harrison Withers on January 9, 2012 at 1:07pm

oh  yeah that'll work

Comment by Ted Crocker on January 9, 2012 at 10:47pm

This and 4 others posted up above just now

Comment by Neil Lindsay on January 10, 2012 at 2:07pm

Fantastic stuff  Ted.

Comment by Ted Crocker on January 12, 2012 at 6:09pm

More update pics in main post above

Comment by Harrison Withers on January 12, 2012 at 6:28pm
Love the progress! Really starting to get a feel now!
Comment by Michael R Cossey on March 3, 2012 at 8:30am

Oh. followed the link..I'm getting the hang of this.....What a build!

Comment by bil andersen on June 20, 2012 at 12:47am

Great concept Ted. This is one of my faves, cool as and loose as a goose!

Comment by Dena Lee on September 18, 2012 at 10:29pm

Just amazing!  Thanks for posting this one.


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