Improvising…

So I’m chucking the wooden bridge idea. I realize if I’m goin to wind my own pickups I’d need something to send the ground wire to, and last I checked wood didn’t conduct anything other than sound. So instead I went with my first idea which was to simply chop my 7 string flat mount…

First Neck fit

Its snug, not quite what I wished it’d be but there you have it. Now all that’s left is to deepen the cavity and make it so the fretboard is just above the body. Now its time to wind my own slanted pickups…how hard can it be right???

Routing the neck pocket

I really hate this part. I stopped well before the desired depth in the event I find someone with a router who can do a much cleaner job than the forstner…

Recovery!!!

Despite a noticible glue line, the gash completely healed!!! Then I finished rounding the body, wet sanded with lemon oil and 600 grit sandpaper. Now onto Neck Pocket Routing…I hate this part…

Guitar trauma care

So when I began to further shap the body, I heard a crack and nearly shat myself. The top has completely come undone on one quarter of the body. This was a huge problem. Another problem was getting around to filling the deep gash. This is where living near a hospital comes in handy. I…

Headstock…

This was actually harder than it seems. Also the place I ordered the parts from sent me 5 left and 2 right…which sucks. But I can find another. No biggie.