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Edit:  Here's the finished instrument:





A new client build and I'll share the progress with everyone here.

Edge box
Osage Orange fingerboard
Spalted Maple neck
More details soon, I haven't figured it out yet. Insane electronics for stage and studio...
Let's see what I can come up with for these:

Stay Tuned...

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Comment by JoJo on February 8, 2010 at 8:22pm
You tease!
Comment by Ted Crocker on February 12, 2010 at 10:52am
UPDATE: Sliced the Osage orange to make 2 fretboards. I got inspired and trimmed the box down to a vee type shape. The entire box was disassembled, cut and reglued. The rough neck/fretboard is made. The headstock has a similar shape as the box.

I ended the day by making the neck braces for inside the box and adding gold screws around the perimeter to hold the box closed. You can see the great grain of the maple neck which will be hidden by the osage fretboard.

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 13, 2010 at 3:26am
I made a bridge and bridge cover today. First time I've seen one like it. Ask...

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 14, 2010 at 12:06pm
Ebony nut

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 3, 2010 at 8:11pm
Finished the neck & internal bracing plus installed tuners





Pickups are also wound, just waiting for a break in the weather to wire it all up and final assembly.
Comment by Ted Crocker on March 5, 2010 at 2:19am
Weather didn't break yet but here ya go, cut the tops and slotted the thru neck for the pups


Comment by Ted Crocker on March 5, 2010 at 4:01pm
Drilled for the pots and switches plus thinned the inside of the wall so they can be mounted

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 5, 2010 at 8:42pm
Painted the inside of the box & lid gold.

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 10, 2010 at 6:38pm
Wired it up yesterday!


Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 19, 2010 at 7:06am
ooh I am sitting on 3 of this exact box!!
haha i just might follow this wonderful set of 'instructions'


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