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A new client build. Thought y'all might want to follow along.

This is my Six Banger design although maybe this should be called Four Banger as it will have 4 strings. it's based on the body style of my Six Banger model guitar. The body is a beautiful slab of African Limba Korina and the bridge cover and control & jack plates are zebrawood. It'll be powered by 2 Stonehenge pickups with an underwound neck and normal bridge. Rounding out the electronics are a 3 way switch and volume & tone for each pup. The knobs will be hand crafted and we'll see what they are once they're finished.

Stay tuned, it's going to be a great ride!

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Comment by Ted Crocker on January 26, 2010 at 1:52pm
This Six Banger started with a beautiful slab of African Limba Korina. I didn't get any shots of the original slab or cutting the basic shape but I'll try to document the progress from here on. Here's where we are now




I used my own template to rout the neck pocket



Another shot




Stay tuned...
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 26, 2010 at 5:54pm
Control cavity and pickup routs done.


Zebrawood bridge cover and control & jack plates.


Comment by Ted Crocker on January 27, 2010 at 3:33pm
Body shaped and rough sanded. Tools for rough shaping and initial sanding: rasp, files, palm sander, finger sander (cool tool) and sandpaper.

Next up is fine sanding.





Rough headstock shape.


Comment by Ted Crocker on January 28, 2010 at 7:42pm
Sanded for about 4 hours this morning then applied 5 coats of hand rubbed Tru-oil to the body and a few coats of hand rubbed black paint on the neck.





I also wound the pickups today.
Top: Bridge pickup - Wound Normal
Bottom: Neck Pickup - Underwound with extreme scatter for more grit.

Shot before potted in lacquer.


Comment by David Alan Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 11:40pm
Very cool.
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 29, 2010 at 8:25pm
Finish almost finished. I painted the cavities with conductive shielding paint





Wired the harness





First mock-up


Comment by Tres Seaver on January 29, 2010 at 8:30pm
Shore is purty, Ted!
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 30, 2010 at 12:46am

It bothered me that I didn't get everything done today that I wanted to because the neck finish took forever to dry in the cold. I hung it on the shower curtain rod and by midnight it was dry and I was itching to catch up. I installed the tuners and neck and snapped a few shots.




It still has to be disassembled, wiring has to be completed, string trees & strap pins installed and set-up for intonation and action. But I had an itch tonight...

Comment by Ted Crocker on January 30, 2010 at 12:58am
...and I have to make the knobs
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 31, 2010 at 7:18pm
Finished the electronics.





Sneak peek of the headstock, still have another box of feathers to go through for the truss rod cover




Yes it's strung up and operational!!! I rocked the neighborhood today!!!!!

Thinking of swapping out the tone caps...

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