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My Second Guitar - A Vast Improvement Over The First

My Second Guitar - A Vast Improvement Over The First

Instrument Completed On 06/18/2005

Instrument Completed On 06/18/2005

The specs on the guitar are as follows:

  • Body: Poplar, Tele shape, drop top, beer-belly cutout, upper horn cutout, tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece.

  • Neck: Glued-in with contoured heel, curly maple with mahogany laminates, maple fretboard with mahogany binding, abalone dot inlays, Grover locking tuners, graphite nut, dual-action truss rod.

  • Electronics: Seymour Duncan Vintage P-90s, on-off switch, blend pot. No volume or tone. (Note that about 12 years after I built this guitar I modified it to a traditional one volume, one tone and a 3-way pickup selector configuration.)

  • Finish: Emerald green metalflake lacquer base coats on body, clear lacquer on body and neck. Looks a lot shinier in person than in pictures!

First, here are some shots of the whole guitar:
Front ViewFront View

Here's some close-ups of the body. The true color of the green is easier to see in the straight-on photo. From the left side, you can get a better view of the Strat-style contouring:
Front ViewFront View Front View

Here's a picture of the fretboard. Note the mahogany binding and abalone dot inlays:
The Fretboard

These are pictures of the back. You can see the "cheese-belly" cutout and the heel sculpting:
Back View
Back View Back View

Finally, some shots of the front and back of the headstock:
Headstock FrontHeadstock Back

Click here to see the photos from the construction process.

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