Vol. Knob Posted February 12, 2009 Report Share Posted February 12, 2009 (edited) Just completed these. The Thinline began its life as a MIJ '69 Thinline back in the '90s. The Pickups are Reed James Custom Telewoodies with Pistacio wood bobbins. The Pickguard is from Artisan Guitar Repair, the laminate wood is Pau Ferro. The body is from my old Fender MIJ '69 Thinline RI, refinished with tung oil. Goncalo Alves knobs from Exotic Wood Knobs and Guitar Parts Karosa Neck, Goncalo Alves with Marblewood Fingerboard. The Bubinga (thats what I'm calling it until I come up with a better name) is my first project building a guitar. From parts, that is. The body has a Bubinga top, Mahogoany back, two F-holes, etc. From Warmoth. The Pickups are Reed James Custom P-90s with Cocobolo covers. Karosa Neck, Goncalo Alves with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard. Cocobolo knobs from Exotic Wood Knobs and Guitar Parts After much sweating, tweaking, fixing, breaking, fixing again, panicing, and more tweaking... I'm pleased to say that they both actually work and stay in tune. And they sound great and play easily. The Bubinga is amazingly light. The Thinline is a great deal heavier. The Mahogany on the Bubinga was white before I finished it. I originally thought Warmoth screwed my order up. But no, it is indeed Mahogany. Once I finished it, it darkened to the light brown you see here, and I'm pleased with that. I'd like a whole guitar made from the same light mahogany, its kinda pretty. And what do I play on these? I play in a semi-professional cover band, 7 Mysteries. Cheap Trick, the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Stray Cats, Slade, The Sweet, REM, and tunes from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. They both hit all the tones I needed and then some. Edited February 12, 2009 by Vol. Knob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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