|Project by Tennessee||posted 02-04-2013 08:41 PM||1097 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is the way most of my builds go – the new owner specifies what they want in a custom build. In this case, the new owner wanted all red, but since I am currently very low on redheart, I moved over to African Paduak. Of course if you’ve worked with African Paduak, you know it is kind of orange, so a simple coat of Minwax red mahogany oil stain turned it into the beautiful dark red color you see here. (Except that outdoor picture, could not get the camera to settle on outdoor pics.)
He also specified the body style, in this case a Fender Jaguer style, one volume and one tone with simple cream knobs, cream knob on the five way switch, and a simple maple neck with rosewood fretboard. He also wanted a Gibson style bridge on the Fender style body. Go figure.
This particular guitar has twelve coats of Tru-Oil on the body, nine on the pickguard, and three on the neck. (Players want to feel the wood on the neck, not a slick poly finish.)
It also features a strong belly cut on the backside, and a forearm cut on the front. Really, not a straight line on it.
It has my Tsunami SUT pickup configuration. For you guitarists, that means the switching is Neck/Neck-Bridge/Bridge/Bridge-Humbucker/Humbucker. Gives you five distinct sounds, kind of a one-stop-shopping guitar so owners only have to carry one main guitar to a gig, and possibly one lesser backup for emergencies.
This guitar is sold to a fellow from Nashville, who is a producer for bands and also is in his own band.
Thanks for lookin’!
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com