Copper veneer headstock, maple neck with ebony stain, gold MOP fretmarkers, Gitty 4 pole pickup with copper mounting plate, copper tubing bridge and tailpiece, Fender Jazz Bass controls, rear opening sound hole.

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Comment by jabes on July 15, 2011 at 3:29pm
sharp....mine looks crap now ;) ;)
Comment by Mort on June 26, 2011 at 11:17pm
NICE!!!!
Comment by Habanera Hal on June 10, 2011 at 6:22pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

Glen, to answer your question, so far so good, but I do have some fine tuning to do to it, and that may involve adding some reinforcement to the aft end.  The tailpiece is slotted to fit over the box and it is experiencing some lift when tuned up, so I'm considering a permanent attachment.  I may also try changing out to some lighter strings.  The Gitty pup sounds nice and mellow, which is good because there isn't much volume acoustically.

A lot of "firsts" for me on this build: First 4-stringer (other than a uke kit I did), first mag pup, first time working with copper, first neck I shaped with a heel, first bolt-on neck.  Also, the fret board was a pre-slotted maple blank from Stew-Mac which I trimmed to width and then applied inlay strips to the sides like a binding.  I really enjoyed some of the build challenges this project gave me, now I need to make it play as good as it looks

Comment by Uncle John on June 10, 2011 at 1:10pm

Cool and much originality.

Comment by Glenn Reither on June 10, 2011 at 9:47am
I really like the design features in this. How is the box end taking all that string tension?
Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on June 10, 2011 at 4:28am
Unusual design details. Looks very clean. I love it.
Comment by Habanera Hal on June 9, 2011 at 10:32pm

Here's a rear shot:

 

Comment by HERMIT on June 9, 2011 at 7:54pm
That things built for Rockin..........very BC Rich......

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