Parts sourced from the Far East
Double bound body Bound Neck and peghead
Body and neck , after I have added the electrics, side
markers, and dyed the peghead overlay, drilled tuner holes,
made the nut.
All with a coat of sealer. to protect it while I get
it inlaid, fretted,assembled, check the electrics,
I will come up with some tasteful inlay and a color scheme
other than blond.
Nothing against Blonds!
Well, I used the "Chef's surprise" tint
That's everything I had leftover in mixing jars
Some orange, some reddish brown, and some black.
Abalone, some vestiges of the old Dale Small leftovers.
Using up what I can, when I can.
Frets installed after bringing the flat board to a 16"
Tint coats and first coat of clear on the neck
Just a quick look on where I am
headed with it
Made a square into a diamond for the peghead.
Not rocket science :)
Amber tint added to final coat to add faux patina to
I will use this vintage tailpiece and knurled chrome control knobs.
Banjo style Gotoh tuners and amber buttons, bone nut,
abalone truss cover
Not the pick guard I plan to use, I'm just looking at the
Now to finish out the neck attachment .
All I have planned is 2- 3" screws, countersunk thru the
heel and into the neck block, with plugs over them,
and finish over that.
With a pad of glue between the heel and body before
Not rocket science, just a good
Plugged, tinted and clear going on
Now to see if the dang thing will
And if it does, it will need a home!
Thanks for looking at my "budget build" Plectrum Guitar
There is nothing perfect about it, and I fully intend for
the price to reflect that.
It was a budget import kit with economy parts,
leftover inlay and tinted finishes, old tailpiece, etc. , so
do not expect it to be any more than this!
Thanks for watching,