My blackguard got a new baby sister...

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by alexwilds, May 27, 2020.

  1. alexwilds

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    I work as a carpenter in rural Japan, and the other day on the job I came upon a hunk of 150 year-old Japanese heart pine, a 2 x 14 just long enough to make a guitar body.

    I started to order parts from Stew-Mac, but decided to wing it. I found a 'crafted in China Squier Jagmaster neck in a junk store for $10, and from my parts drawer found a pickup and Tokai bridge. Other parts I hammered out of sheet brass.

    Scale is 24 1/2", and flatter and wider, sort of like a strat, but it plays very well, and with its 1951 'broadcaster' pickup (repro, of course) it sounds 100% Esquire. It took a weekend to make, time well spent. little sister.jpg
     
  2. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    That’s really cool...I’m very impressed!
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    Fantastic job! :)
     
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    Nice!
     
  6. Heavy Formvar

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    under the friggin bakelite pickguard!
    Stunning! Cool finish!
     
  7. scooteraz

    scooteraz Friend of Leo's

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    Interesting build.
     
  8. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice!
     
  9. Martian

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    Nice! Did the board look like that when you found it or did you finish it in that worn blue? Looks great.
     
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    Looks good, thanks for sharing.
     
  11. El Tele Lobo

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    That's great. I love these parts-drawer builds! Enjoy!
     
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