|Project by Patrick Jaromin||posted 09-27-2016 06:02 PM||529 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Body: Ash body with 3/8” birdseye Maple cap.
Neck: Maple neck, birdseye Maple headstock veneer, Cocobolo fretboard. 25.5” scale length.
Finish: Transtint blue dye finished with Homer Formby’s Tung Oil wipe-on finish.
Every year my company hosts a major holiday party at the House of Blues Chicago. This features an all-employee band affectionately known as the “LCA” (Low Cost Alternative). For the past three years, I’ve used this event to kick off a charity guitar raffle to benefit the Illinois chapter of Make-a-Wish. The first year I built a Gibson SG Jr. style guitar and raised over $2,000.
Last year I built a Lospennato Radio Star-inspired guitar that garnered nearly $5,800 including the company dollar-for-dollar match.
And this is this year’s entry – a Charvel Surfcaster copy I’ve christened the “Wishcaster.” The guitar features a birdseye Maple cap, white pearloid body, neck, and headstock binding, pearloid pickguard, 2 single-coil “lipstick” style pickups, and pearl-capped volume and tone controls. This was my first “from scratch” guitar neck and I’ve inlaid it with the Make-a-Wish star on the 12th fret. My goal for this year is $8,000.
I’ve blogged the entire build process at http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/series/charvel-surfcaster
And if anyone cares to see and hear the band, here’s our version of “Vehicle” from last year’s party (shameless self-promotion – that’s me singing)
-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog