Man. This one has been through the ringer!
A million hours, one jacked up neck, another neck that I only thought was jacked up, and here we are. Whew. Just some nut finishing, electronics adjusting and setup to do and then we're into the break-in period. W00t!
Strung it up about an hour ago, tuned, and have been playing it a good bit since. The nut is still roughed in, so that'll need fixed, but it plays really well, even before setup. Good sustain. Snappy, loud acoustic tone. Lightweight, well-balanced.
I'll be recording it at some point in the next few days, once I get it dialed in. A reminder of the specs:
- Swamp ash body, (very) spalted maple top, blackburst finish
- Walnut neck with spalted maple headstock overlay, cocobolo fretboard. 22 big frets. Bone nut.
- Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz pickup set. 2 volume controls, 2 coil splitter switches.
- Floating 2-post tremolo
- Black hardware
- Planet Waves locking tuners
On to some pics! *DISCLAIMERS* Couple things to take into account while viewing these. First off, this guitar is NOT intended to be picture-perfect. There are imperfections in the wood here and there...mostly the spalted maple. There is nothing that adversely affects the construction or sound. This piece, overall, is meant to have a 'diamond in the rough' motif, in tribute to its owner. Also, you'll notice in the headstock pics that one tuner has a chrome washer/nut on it. This will be rectified soon...one of each was missing when I opened the tuners.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this one. So....comment! Thanks for reading!