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  • Guitar Of The Month - April 2020

    The Tuxedo

    DESCRIPTION:
    This is build #6 for me.  Frequently I look at other builder's amazing projects and think "how will I ever get there?"  So with that goal in mind, and for each build, I do my best to add elements that will push me beyond my comfort zone.  For this build, there were two such milestones for me - first time doing a radius top with a radius back, and first multi-piece neck. 

    This guitar has a lot of similarities to my prior radius top Strats, so in some sense I feel a little disappointed that I didn't push far enough beyond that.  On the bright side, I'm starting to see little glimpses of my own style when I look at it.  That style is, of course, a reflection of all I have learned from folks here, so thank you all for that!

     
    MATERIALS:

    Body is two piece northern ash sourced from Peterman Lumber (local)
    Neck is three piece - flamed maple/wenge/flamed maple, also from Peterman
    Top and headstock overlay are quilted maple sourced from Elmwood Music on Etsy
    Fretboard is ebony sourced from Alleng Guitar (online)
    Inlays are from ebay user jnnpearlinlay

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    HARDWARE:
    Frets Jescar wide / low
    Gotoh Auto Locking vintage tuners
    Trem King Tremolo
    Graphtech Nut

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    SPECS:
    10 deg headstock angle
    24 3/4" scale length
    1 11/16 Nut Width, .78" thick at the first, .81" at the 12th
    12" Radius Fret board
    30" Radius Top and Back, 1 1/2" body thickness with 2 1/8" overall thickness

    Body is semi hollow, 7lbs 2oz weight

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    ELECTRONICS:
    Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack Bridge
    Bootstrap Pickups "Squeaky Clean" Neck
    Oak Grigsby 4-way switch
    Bourns pots
    Electrosocket jack

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