Electric guitar #1
body is from some Jack&Danny bass guitar so the first thing to do
was to fill all old cavities with wood. Neck pocket was too wide and
more wood was glued in. Other extra work included reshaping the horns
The neck is a modified DR-Parts strato neck with rosewood fretboard.
Boston tuners, Fender-style hardtail bridge (strings through the body)
and one overwound humbucker. Strap buttons, pot + knob and jack are
from the J&D bass.
To get the most out of a single mic I installed a four-position switch
giving following options: series, parallel, single coil south and
single coil north. They all actually sound different!
The string retainer is unusual. I happened to found suitable parts from
my junkbox (binding posts ?) and made it myself. It works pretty well
(see picture below).
I didn´t want to use normal string ferrules at the back. So I made a
one-piece string block from steel. The body is quite light and I
thought that the steel block might give a little more sustain (picture).
Setup was straightforward except for one fret that was really high for
The neck is a little thick for my taste, but I`ll get used to it. The
guitar is light, just under 3 kg I think. The heavier than expected
neck makes the thing a bit top heavy, but I can live with that. Perhaps
I should have left the upper horn a little longer for better balance?
Here is the new (and final?) look:
©Jukka Korppi 2015