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!