I'd had this old 1948 cigar box for a while.When I saw Bob's pick up I knew the two were just made for each other!!
I used a broom handle from a broom we've had since we got married (nearly 32 years ago!!) so it has a nice worn in feel...just need to buy a new one now!!
The saddle and bit to hold the nut are also made from the broom handle. Nut and bridge are made from unbleached bone. I made the vol knob, which I'm very proud of : - ) It's the first time I've wired up anything with a volume pot, but that all went ok.
The rivets to stop the string biting in I painted with acrylic paint to made them look old...was going to soak them in vinegar to get the coating off then rust them up, but I was too impatient to wait!!
Really pleased with the look and sound of this...will probably do a video soon : -)
Bob's pick ups are available here http://www.harrisonguitarpickups.com/