BIT 34 – November 16, 2009
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Hello again, Dad & I flew back home to Costa Rica about 3 weeks ago for a little break. During this time I was able to finally finish putting together my first Electric Guitar!
Well, I did everything except the Spraying of the Finish. I hired another gentleman to do it under my supervision. After that, I wet sanded the whole guitar in between coats and after the final coat leaving the finish in a nice look & feel to it!
As you can see it is like a Strat, but I’ve customized it by adding the L.R. Baggs Control-X onboard mixer & the L.R. Baggs X-Bridge. The X-Bridge is a replacement Strat style bridge that has built in acoustic sensors.
The acoustic setup I’m using requires the use of a 9V battery and I opted to to rout a special compartment for it… and because of where I chose to put it I also needed to make a customized cover for both the Spring Cavity & the Batter Compartment.
I decided to use some very special wood that a friend had given me a while back. It is a wood the Costa Ricans call “Ron Ron”. Literally translated “Rum Rum” wood. I thickness sanded 2 pieces of the “Ron Ron” and one piece of Cocobolo I have had for about 3 or 4 years waiting for a project like this, and laminated them together.
So, I ended up with a beautiful, functional cover, and intend to do this in the future to make a custom wooden Pick Guard for it! It isn’t extremely important, but it sure would look great!
At the flip of the Control-X 3-way switch I can go from full Magnetic tone to pure acoustic tone or mix in a custom mixture of both! I’m really enjoying the range of possibilities I can go with it. I am so excited about this guitar… I am looking forward to “diving into it” when I get back home as we are flying back to the states in a couple of days and I just finished this guitar!
Anyway, Enjoy the photos…
’till next time,
Below are some assorted photos of the completion of my Electric Guitar… Enjoy!
A few finishing touches and…. it’ll be done at last!
It looks great and sounds sweet to me!