Steve Rozitis (aka. @r_guitars) loves wood. And it shows.
This is a parts’caster build that I dreamt up nearly two years ago, but sat on while other dreams pushed forth, plus I realized I needed help.
I found help, and the process went exactly how I hoped. Very collaborative, creative, precise, based on facts and experience, and very educational.
The photo does not do it justice. Obviously the knots throughout the body are the star. And by coincidence, the neck has a knot as well. Steve at #r_guitars finished the neck in #linseedoil and #shellac , and the body in #osmotopoil from @osmocanada. The neck feels like an old baseball bat that has been hanging in the Hall of Fame, and the body feels like a fancy cutting board from @WilliamsSonoma.
You are basically looking at an Esquire built around a 1-piece pine body and a 1-piece roasted maple neck, plus a Broadcaster Tapped pickup made by #PeterLeonard the #PickupWizard , plus a bunch of other stuff, like top-loading bridge, titanium low-E/A saddle, staggered tuners, zero-fret nut, etc.
6 lbs so far. For comparison, my Custom Tele is chambered and 8 lbs, so this feels very lightweight.
Next is the electrical... my favourite.
#TeleTuesday #ItsTeleTuesday #esquire #partscaster #blackguard #gotoh #stainlesssteel #titanium #nostringtree #toploader #toploadingbridge #toploadingtele #zeroglide #zeroglidenut #roastedmaple #roastedmapleneck #osmo #osmooil #topoil #knowyourtone
Roasted maple necks seem to be all the rage, these days...
I must admit i quite like them...
What do y’all think?!?... Let me know and let’s talk!!!...