Interesting, I haven’t heard of it. I have a Lollar Tele Special and a Fralin Blues Special. I will check out your suggestion too. What do you like about it in particular and why did you pick it for your Broadcaster?Looks good! I know you ordered a Lollar but I would like to suggest a Dawgtown Lap Steel pickup. I have one in my Broadcaster and it is amazing.
I talked to John @ Dawgtown when I was looking for pickups on the Broadcaster. He suggested two sets one of which being his standard Broadcaster set and the other being the lap steel and a matched A3 neck pickup. He said the lap steel was a bit more aggressive and was lightly potted so it is slightly microphonic (in a good way). It has a very biting tone with great note separation. It is A3 at around 8.6K which sounds high to some but it is much more articulate then the presumed "hot" output.
Strum is right here in my town. Michael who owns it is a great guy and a hell of a guitarist.Last build for a while, I promise!! I ordered a one-piece ultralight swamp ash body from Guitar Mill. Planning an Esquire build. Butterscotch blonde, blackguard. Ordered a Lollar Special T for the pickup. I’m guessing MJT will do the finish work. I’ll probably order the neck from Warmoth...a quartersawn Fatback I suppose. I have to be done for a while...running out of room!! Inspiration piece attached.
Can I ask where you get your headstock decals from? Im looking for a good, high quality 50s one for my project.
Whoops! I didn't know it was a taboo subject): I bought some fantastic decals for my Strat a couple years ago but forgot who I got them from.Is that one of those topics I’m not supposed to discuss here? Hairy one for sure! I honestly haven’t sourced a decal that’s up to my standards yet. I’ve ordered a couple that looked good online but when they showed up they were garbage. The quality of the Rothko stuff is really nice but not historically accurate of course.
Daaang! Looking good!Got my neck today. Looks great and feels great. A nice one piece quartersawn maple, Warmoth’s “Fatback” profile with 6105 nickel silver fretwire. Nice tight fit to the body too. Unique grain features all over on this combination. And between the beefy neck profile and ultralight body blank, feels like it should balance nicely after the hardware is all installed. I’ll pack it up tomorrow and send it along to get finished. Well on the way!
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Color looks fantastic.Got some preliminary body photos from MJT today. I told them a little more edge, back wear and token ashtray wear, but the color looks really nice. They’ve yet to do any checking or dirt.
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