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1-3/4" thick mahogany with grind lines glued on.

Belt sander gone wild.

 

Rough cut

Smoother

   

3/4" thick walnut on back

Boxes cut for neck and "tronics

   

Details taking shape

Epoxied for glass eye settings

   

Added on 1/4" walnut plate to back

Baggs Micro-EQ for the Hex pickups, jack and battery box.

 

 

 

 

Slot milled in chin for Ziricote bridge block. Neck parts laid out.

 

Rough location for fretboard.

 

Starship Enterprise

 

 
 

Note the carbon/maple sandwich visible at the head stock.

 

 

The airbrush look is wax-free pastel chalk sprayed with lacquer.

 

 

Hand-painted woodgrain;
candy-apple back

Finally done!
It stands on its own merit.

 

17" scale;
low G tuning.

 

The gold things on the chin are Baggs Hex pickups.

   

Stainless steel dog bone tiedown for the strings.

 

Five Star banjo tuners.

 

   
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