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Introducing: Junia

Junia prototype, UncategorizedRich Chaffins3 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Glad to be back in the shop lately. Ben's Protos bass has been delivered and is adjusting to its new home. Currently working on a replacement neck for an older guitar of mine, a 5-string Logos bass that has a cuh-RAY-zee history that I'll be writing about soon, waiting around on a part for Alec's Revelator, and working up a prototype of a new, singlecut guitar shape. Meet Junia.[gallery] This one is made of poplar, and it's going to have a 3-piece top on it. You can see the quilted maple pieces on the second pic. The middle will be bookmatched Indian rosewood. I really like the contrast of light vs. dark wood in this one. It's a concept I'll be playing with a bit more in upcoming instruments. While I'm at it, I'm also going to try out a concept on this one that's been rattling around in my skull for a good while now...fitting two traditional electronics setups into one instrument. Assuming I can make it work ( :) ), this Junia will feature a full 2 humbucker/3-way switch and 3 single-coil/5-way switch. I'm keeping the switching as simple as possible...no overabundance of knobs/switches. Also, depending upon client preference, I can make the systems either an either/or (being able to switch between the two) or as a dual output configuration (imagine being able to run S-type controls to a Fender-style amp and an LP-type setup into a Marshall-type amp simultaneously. Hoo boy. :D

Also debating making a steampunk version of this guitar. *insert maniacal laughter here*

So, what do you think of the new body shape? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!