Here’s another recent build, again with a body from Phil at GuitarBuild.co.uk.
This time it’s a commission for a customer, using a supplied neck.
The pickups are from TV Jones, with two “Classics” in neck and bridge and a “Magnatron” in the middle position, selected by a 5-way switch. Each pickup has its own volume control with phase on a push/push pot and there is a master tone, plus a mini toggle switch that brings in the bridge pickup, for extra combinations. All in all, a lot of nice sounds to be had.
The bridge is the Jaguar/Jazzmaster type that rocks on pins so should allow the guitar to stay in tune when the Bigsby Vibrato is used.
The finish was achieved using my Clear Amber, Tobacco Brown and Black nitrocellulose lacquers. The black was only applied to the very edge, with a slight bleed over the front and back.