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EDIT:  here's the final.  Scroll down to see it built step by step

 

 

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A new client build. Here's a photoshopped idea for a general shape. I'm going for a hot rod, chevy tail fin vibe. The wood in this idea shot is 2 pieces of African Black Walnut with a racing stripe down the center made of Bloodwood/Maple/Bloodwood, just laying next to each other - no glue. Nothing is definite yet but the wheels are turning...

<(shape is PhotoShopped, just wait till I make sawdust)

 

 

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Comment by Ted Crocker on June 3, 2010 at 12:21am
I was wondering about strap locks or smaller strap pins and their location.


HEY, you didn't comment on the new developments...
Comment by Robert Sambat on June 3, 2010 at 1:33am
I like everything so far. Great build :) Regarding strap buttons, I would prefer strap locks (or large-headed buttons, since I tend to rest my forearm heavily on the body). Location -- not sure. Again, I tend to rest my right forearm heavily on the body when standing, and putting the buttons 'behind' the body often results in me pushing the strap off the guitar. Maybe a setup like the following:

Comment by Robert Sambat on June 3, 2010 at 1:34am
(white dots indicate possible location for the strap buttons, with two options for the rear button).
Comment by Ted Crocker on June 5, 2010 at 11:54pm
I bet you thought I was goofing off the last couple of days. Nope! I mounted the neck and the bridge, It's strung with fishing line taped to the headstock to help me position everything right. The mounting holes for the bridge cover are drilled. I've been trying to listen to the guitar tell me what kind of pickups and circuit I should create. Today I started a humbucker for the bridge and single for the neck. Don't place any bets...

I've made 5 headstock caps already, I can't seem to get the leather on hand to work.

Wood wins! (so far)

I have to finish the knobs...
Comment by Robert Sambat on June 6, 2010 at 9:11am
Very nice, Ted ... very very nice :)
Comment by lenny purnell on June 9, 2010 at 5:30pm
Man that thing is sharp!!
Comment by Ted Crocker on June 9, 2010 at 7:54pm

Comment by Ted Crocker on June 10, 2010 at 1:51am
I sat here for a few hours and got the headstock final sanded. Figured I'd spit shine it and take another pic. The pic doesn't convey how great a vibe the Hot Rod has...

Robbie, call me at 856 404 0411
Comment by Robert Sambat on June 10, 2010 at 8:41am
Very cool, Ted. I will call later this morning :)
Comment by Ted Crocker on June 10, 2010 at 10:56pm
Dry fit tuners

Made a tip for the 3 way switch

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