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Upon completion of the "Wishcaster" guitar - which is destined to be raffled off - I decided I needed to build another one that I could keep.



The specs:
Body: African Mahogany with a Maple burl cap; top bound in white pearloid plastic binding
Neck: African Mahogany with Padauk and birdseye Maple "racing stripe"
brass side dots installed in the Padauk
Headstock: African Mahogany sandwiched between Padauk and Maple (birdseye back, burl top veneer)
Finish:"Nuclear burst" - Transtint Bright Red and Amber dyes, hand-wiped Homer Formsby Tung Oil finish



This guitar features gold hardware with "lipstick" style alnico pickups. Once again I wired the neck pickup RWRP to provided a humbucking effect when used together. For this guitar I added a push/pull DPDT switch for the volume control that switches between typical parallel to series wiring for the pickups. This adds a bit of warmth and gives the signal a boost. This is my fourth electric and the first to feature my new logo inlay…



If you'd like to see more, I've blogged the build process at http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/series/atomic-age-surfcaster
I hope you like!

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Thanks, Roger!

Coolest thing about building guitars is getting to play them - and let friends play them. Same day it was finished I brought it to a party at a former bandmate's house (breaking in his new rehearsal space in the basement). It got a work out for a couple hours and a big 'thumbs up' by two guitar players (that's me sitting in on drums…drummers are very unreliable and none showed :) ).

 

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That's a great guitar. I particularly like the fretboard inlays.
 

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Nice! I like your logo and inlay work. The color is cool too.
 

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Thanks Barry, Barbara, and Dan!
I really enjoyed putting this one together.
 

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Excellent work mate.
 

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Drummers are the dishwashers of the band.
 
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