Monday, August 25, 2014

Broken Pinky...

Broken pinky update. I can use the hand for short stints as long as I don't bang the pinky into anything. The metal splint is removeable so I can work on bending it now instead of waiting 4 weeks. Dr. said I can't hurt it unless I bang it with something so a quick rehab is what I want.

Still have a lot of fine tuning to do and the frets need dressing.

Blacked out Diablos and ABM bridge

Closeup of the recessed bridge


Wiring was painful to do but I managed.

Latest updates. Pickups installed wiring done.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Phobos almost done.

Finish Time...
Time to wrap up some builds.
Clear a spot for the ground wire

Recessed bridge plate fits nice and I like the all black pickups.


You know I will probably have to take this apart again but it is nice to get a good look at it.




Next up its wookiee time.


Got distracted... right in the middle of this some friends showed up for a tour of the shop. I will take some more shots this week.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Caught in a mosh...

Solving the back of the guitar.



Clean up the neck and get it ready for oil


Decent upper fret access


Getting everything lined up. Regular pickups are not going to fit. Concious decision to keep the guitar thin. The 65 year old design is not the only way to build a pickup.

Much thinner designed pickup fits fine. I have several designs that are very thin enough for this design.

Mounting screws are tapped in to the plate. Long screws are not going to work well. The plate is .25" though so plenty of adjustment room without sticking out the back.

Shorter screws

Tuners installed

Closer. I did not get the string pull perfectly straight and there is a bit of fan in the strings after the nut. Good thing is it is realatively easy to make a new head piece. Heck of a lot easier than on an S9 set neck.