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You're looking at over $450 for just the neck...
I digs it man
Hell, my SG sounded good clean through my CDR
Sorry for the dog tail
Now as you can see I took you guys' advice on the Bigsby, now I need a vote before I string it up and set it up
Seeing it sit on the bench over...
Just a tiny bit of sanding in the neck pocket and it fit right in
Placed the screws in, and voila, a guitar
String tree next. I simply compared where the tree on my American Original 50s Tele was installed
Tapped a nail mark in, then drilled...
Onto the neck today. This is a much quicker job than the rest of it.
First, I used my high tech graphite applicator for the nut slots. This nut...
American Special for two reasons
1. 9.5 radius
2. ts American (it does matter to me)
That might get kinda expensive
I'm just waiting for that cheap big brown amp to come
I had one years ago and it was not transparent at all. It was just like a creamy yellow color
The football plate conformed to the contour of the body nicely when tightened
Here's how it will look with the pickguard
I used a ruler to eyeball where the rear strap button would go
I just eyeballed the upper bout one
After I finish maintenance on Saturday morning at work, I'm here on-call in case of issues, so I decided to take this in to do some more assembly....
After I sanded where I filled where the routing bit had bit into the edge it looked pretty good
Football plate fit right over it to cover...
Bass riff, but still
Early 20s? I was a dip**** raver at that point and it was all electronic. If it wasn't that it was some kind of punk rock or one of a few hip...
I like all of these guitars, and if I had a disposable grand I'd buy either the Powercaster or the Sixty Six. However, each one is lacking...
I have this ready for when the football plate comes in.
Then I'll wire up all the pickups, mount the hardware, and the drill and install...
Now for the most scary part for me. My body came not routed for a side jack. I don't know if this is normal or not, but I bored one out myself....
After the putty dried, I made a template
Hole came out much better this time and went into the control cavity like it should. The filler...
I filled it with wood putty. I didn't get a pic of it post-sanding but it came out alright. I'll just put some white paint on to match the other...
On @-Hawk- 's suggestion, I got a long, skinny bit for the ground wire hole
Unfortunately, I did not take his other suggestion first to...