This is an electric guitar with a body shape somewhere in between stratocaster and jazzmaster. It has a Fender scale length (648 mm). The body is made of two pieces of alder with a block of curly maple in the middle, the top is curly French walnut. The pickups are Tonerider AC2 humbuckers, which I chose for their vintage PAF-like sound.

As you can see from the picture of the back, I used a tremolo-style bridge, but did’t attach the springs, because I simply don’t like tremolos. Instead, I blocked off the bridge with a little block of walnut. It would be really easy to add the springs later, if someone wanted to use the tremolo.

I haven’t added string trees to the headstock yet. I ordered a pair of black roller string trees online somewhere, but when they arrived I discovered that the color was more like bronze, not really black, and I didn’t like the way they looked next to the black tuner pegs.

Here are the details:

  • Body: three-piece alder-curly maple-alder
  • Top: curly French walnut
  • Neck: curly maple
  • Fretboard: rosewood (IRW)
  • Pickups: Tonerider AC2 Alnico II Classics

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