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DGA4

 

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This has become my favorite. When I went to the hardware store to buy the brass for the body top the guy at the store asked why I would want brass on it. He commented "I would think that would sound bad." My response was "Well, it sounds pretty good on a trumpet."

 

This is the main guitar I use on stage so if you click the far right thumbnail above, you can see a more recent photo of what it looks like when I used it for a while. I think the tarnish looks pretty cool. How the guitar changes visually over time is something to consider when selecting materials.

 

Not for Sale

I use this one on stage but if I build another one I like better, I might change my mind.

 

Specs:

25.5" Scale

24 frets

 

Hardware (etc.):

Tuners: Sperzel USA (Locking)

Bridge: Bigsby B5 USA (Vibrato)

Nut: Graphtech

 

Pickups:

Bridge: "Hand wound" Stan Hinesley Humbucker

Neck: Seymour Duncan single coil Tele Neck

 

Electronics:

3 way pickup selector

1 Tone

1 Volume

Mini switch makes the Humbucker a single coil

 

Woods:

Neck: Maple

Fingerboard: Brazilian Cherry

Body: Redwood

 

Metals:

Brass Top

Brass inlay

Brass Trade Bead

 

Handmade from scratch!