This is Francine, build #21. MGB Guitars organized a CBG exchange among a bunch of builders and I was lucky enough to get to participate. The theme was "Back to Basics" and this is what I built for Mr. Roberto Vasquez of Fontana, California.
When I thought of "back to basics" I though repurposed/scavenged parts and a relic look.
The box, as near as I can tell, is about 100 years old and if you look close you can see the worm holes I filled with wax.
The tuners are mismatched vintage machines from the local music store's trash.
The jack plate is an inventory tag from Kelsey Hayes, a Detroit wheel manufacturer.
The sound hole is, I think, a screen from an industrial water faucet.
The bridge is an extremely old ruler, the black accent paint crumbling off.
The tail piece is a tin license plate topper that says "Play Safe Be Careful", I flipped it over though because the red didn't match the color scheme.
This one was the most fun so far, lot's of scrounging in antique stores and flea markets. :)