11 Photos - Jul 2, 2013
Photo: Custom guitar, version 1. Next design feature will be piezo Ghost saddles for an "acoustic" sound. The HSH Seymour Duncan pickups include a PAF-style ST59-1b, a STK-T1n, and an SSL-7.Photo: Truss rod adjustment detail. Trimmed overhanging shelf from neck beyond final fret and enlarged the body access cavity.Photo: Easy adjustment. Note the quartersawn end grain detail.Photo: Tusq nut and string tees. Grover locking tuners. Also note nut slot filler, from original attempt to produce a Corian compensated nut. (The top of the nut has since been lowered and comfortably shaped.)Photo: Tusq bridge saddles. Note shape after intonation. Saddle heights correspond to 12" fretboard radius.Photo: Custom 3-wafer 6-pole 5-way switch to enable separate signal paths for independent single-coil and humbucker circuits.Photo: Quilted maple top. Musikraft thinline body. Custom center (Strat) pickup. Grounded copper shielding.Photo: Musikraft 2-piece mahogany thinline body.Photo: Musikraft quartersawn maple neck with an ultra-smooth tung oil finish. Double-acting truss rod, adjusted at the heel. Grover locking tuners.Photo: Quartersawn maple neck with a tung oil finish. Double-acting truss rod, adjusted at the heel. Grover locking tuners. Grounded copper shielding.Photo: Parallel single-coil and humbucking signal paths selected by an on-on toggle switch. Independent volume and tone on each path via CTS concentric 250K/500K pots. Custom 3-wafer 6-pole 5-way switch maintains signal separation. Dual PIO caps, one for each circuit. All fitted to a standard Telecaster control plate.