|Project by Pookwood||posted 11-03-2012 12:36 PM||1296 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is the new axe, its taken some time but only working a few hours on a weekend, I knew it would take the time. This is my version of a Texas-like Tele. I made the body and neck from Honduran Mahogany ..a friend of mine had a 48” x 28” x 2 1/8” piece of flat sawn Honduran Mahogany laying around that he let me have. So, I cut it up and had enough wood for 4 neck blanks, 2 bodies and smaller pieces for other projects, this is the first of those projects. The fretboard is made from Pau Ferro that I radiused to 12”, 22 fret. Cream inlay dots and nut slot, ivory nut. Truss nod is a Hot Rod dual adjust traditional from Stew-Mac with the adjustment in the heel of the neck. I added the “skunk stripe” and made it out of black walnut. I decided I was not going to use a pickguard because of the radical grain pattern of the mahogany, so I end up making the neck pickup mount and the control cavity cover out of Flamed Koa. The pickups are the DragonFire texas blues pickup that are about the same as the Fender Texas Specials and its has a very powerful sound, better than the Strat I made earlier in the year. Its heavy, 8 pounds heavy. Its a monster. ...a hybrid monster, cross between a Gibson neck and a Fender Telecaster body. but not.