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Solid Body Archtop

 

Here's proof that I don't just do relic'd Fender type guitars, You're probably justified in thinking that it's a Les Paul copy 'of sorts'. But I was more influenced by the 70's Yamaha SG 2000. Its pretty standard as build and materials go, but I have incorporated some nice features such as the bullet truss rod and veneered birds eye maple back such that there is no horrible black plastic control cavity cover.

The star feature is obviously the book matched flamed maple top which shows up lovely under the traditional cellulose lacqure

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Lovely tiger sripe maple top (click on pic)

Birdseye Maple back veneer

Under construction

 

Specification :

One Piece Korina Mahogany body

Book matched flamed maple top

Birds eye maple veneer back

Two piece maple neck

Ebony fingerboard and headstock cap

Dimarzio PAF front and rear pickups

Chrome hardware and pickup covers

Cellulose Lacqure over faint tobaco burst

The problem with this guitar is the weight....I really don't like heavy guitars, in the future I may consider steaming off the birdseye veneer and routing some cavities in the body just to reduce the weight. I also may remove the frets to sand the fretboard with more of a radius at present it's very flat.