|Project by Tennessee||posted 09-30-2012 12:49 PM||1193 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Have not posted a guitar lately. This is my latest build, number 048 in 36 months. Who would have thought?
This one features a baritone neck from Warmoth, with the headstock built by me, a Tennessee old growth walnut body with a redheart racing stripe, redheart knobs, and a Bolivian Rosewood pickguard, which is inlaid. The large tonal chamber below the pickguard allows the pickguard to resonate, and this thing rings out forever. Also, the entire tonal chamber is coated with carbon paint for RF shielding.
The buyer wanted surf tones so there is a Surf90 pickup in the neck, and he also wanted blues tones, so an overwound humbucker, (think Clapton sounds from when he was in Cream), as the bridge pickup. Each pickup has it’s own volume and tone, and a three way switch for either singularly or both at once. I have to admit, it sounds great, but that neck is looonnggg!
The neck headstock was stained down a bit, and the owner wanted the retro bass guitar style chrome cover to give it a bit of an overall retro look. For those in the know, this is a Gibson Firebird reverse style body. The finish is ten coats of nitro lacquer, but I plan on trying to make the change to Tru-Oil shortly.
Even at 45.5 inches long, the whole guitar came in at a very light 7 lbs. 12 ozs.
It has a new home in Ohio.
Thanks for looking!
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com