Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Salmon Pink "maple cap" Honeycaster DC

2-piece alder body
birsdeye maple neck w/ birdseye maple cap
EVO 47104 fretwire
late '60s specs
EJ pickups
EJ vintage tremolo
Raw Vintage saddles & tremolo springs
Schaller tuners
unbleached bone nut
nitro-cellulose lacquer finish

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A-2c red spruce / mottled mahogany

25" scale
1 3/4" nut width
2 5/16" bridge string spacing
red spruce top
old growth mottled Honduran mahogany back & sides
Honduran mahogany neck
Brazilian rosewood fretboard & bridge
Brazilian rosewood headplates, end graft & heel cap
Brazilian rosewood truss-rod cover & bridge pins (w/gold pearl dots)
gold pearl fretboard markers & side dots
celluloid nitrate tortoise pickguard
EVO 43080 fretwire
gold Waverly tuners w/ Brazilian RW buttons
Hot hide glue construction
Alkyd oil varnish finish
Hoffee carbon fibre case

1971 Fender Stratocaster black

Another very early 3 bolt example, "old" '50s / '60s tremolo unit with separate inertia block, single string tree, oval head bevelled pickup & switch mounting screws, neck and pickups dated Sept. 71. It is the only vintage Fender I've seen with a perfect, tight neck pocket fit. Original colour and finish, nitrocellulose lacquer checking throughout except for the back of the neck where Fender already switched to poly.
Refretted with 47104 EVO fretwire, it sounds and plays wonderfully.

# 203 "The 28" red spruce / Brazilian RW