This was my first attempt at a complete build in July 2017. It consists of a side panel which I liberated from a motorcycle that I built into a "Bobber". A damaged wheel adjuster was utilised as a bridge/saddle, from my '37 Jawa. A cheap, but surprisingly decent sounding S/coil pup with Vol/Tone knobs or should I say "nuts" in this case. Aged patina-enhanced finish (more "patina" was added in 2018). Main tools used were: Large metal grinder, hacksaw (I managed to retain all my digits), hammer, fret saw, metal files, wire wool. Tuning is GDG. Performed my first "Open Mic" with this at Boxstock UK in 2018. Makes me smile every time I crank it up.

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on September 5, 2019 at 4:07am

Thanks Andries.  After I removed from my bike and it was just lying around... so I thought that will make an interesting guitar, ha ha.  Californian is still a very desirable bike to collect.  We have a few cool things in common my friend.  I still have a CZ 175 Round tank and a "slightly altered" CZ 250.

Comment by Andries D. EKER on August 23, 2019 at 2:15pm

Looking Slick "Ambrose" That puppie must have some natural sustain  odd shape but verry rustic cool color ! Fun to read you ride the JAWA my first was one to a 200 twostroke i got second hand,

after that a bought a 350 californian the oilmaster Jawa, and made a bobber out of that to , but thats all history now! 

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on August 23, 2019 at 11:14am

I appreciate your like Eero.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on June 20, 2019 at 10:01am

Thanks Jeff. I love playing it. I performed a small live set with my son at an international motorcycle rally in the UK last weekend and this was my weapon of choice.

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on June 20, 2019 at 4:45am

Totally sick & super slick . 

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on May 16, 2019 at 4:56am

Thanks for the Like Nasty De. I may be bangin' out a few tunes on this at an international motorcycle club rally next month.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on April 5, 2019 at 2:21pm

Thanks for the like BBF!

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on February 22, 2019 at 3:53am

Cheers Poorness, The panel was maturing nicely, so I just gave it a bit of "encouragement".

Comment by Poorness Studios on February 21, 2019 at 8:20am

Nicely done. I really like the aesthetic.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on February 21, 2019 at 5:08am

Thanks Unc.  It doesn't matter if it gets knocked about a bit; it just adds to the "rattyness".

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