Saturday, May 23, 2015

1971 Fender Stratocaster

Interesting very early 3-bolt Stratocaster, it has only one string tree and this one still has the old '50s/'60s tremolo assembly and not the later one-piece die-cast '70s unit. The original Indian rosewood fretboard was so chewed up and thin I decided to re-cap it with nice, dark Brazilian rosewood. Nut is unbleached bone, frets are EVO 47104, fretboard radius is 12", weight is 7.7lbs. It feels and sounds fantastic.

Friday, December 12, 2014

B-4 German spruce / Brazilian rosewood

25.6" scale
1 25/32" nut width
2 3/8" bridge string spacing
German spruce top
Brazilian rosewood back & sides
Honduran mahogany neck
Ebony fretboard
Brazilian rosewood bridge
Brazilian rosewood headplates & heel cap
Angélique bindings, back centre strip & end wedge
pearl side dots
Ebony w/ pearl dots bridge pins
EVO 43080 fretwire
Waverly tuning machines
Hoffee carbon fibre case

Sunday, November 30, 2014

1963 Gibson Barney Kessel Standard

Body, neck & finish original
laminated spruce top
laminated figured maple back & sides
Honduran mahogany 1-piece neck
Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups
Gotoh nickel hardware & Bigsby (aged)
Custom made Brazilian rosewood bridge base replica
Custom made 5-ply pickguard replica
Refretted with EVO 47104 fretwire

"Israel": Gibson BK ->TC Ditto -> '62 Fender Princeton
"It's all right": Gibson BK -> TC Mini Flashback -> TC Ditto -> '62 Fender Princeton