A while ago a friend of mine contacted me and asked me to build a guitar for her husband for his birthday.
Bam! Here it is! #12 is a semi-hollow walnut bodied monster that sounds like a chorus of angels- it should since the body wood was salvaged from a local church. The tremolo is from the 1960’s, but left unused until now and also includes a string trough body option. Just send a few strings through the trem and the rest through the body and it acts as a fake B bender giving some nice pedal steel sounds.
I really need to get into the swing of taking progress photos! There are alot of unusual things about this instrument and wish i had captured them as they were happening. One of the really cool things was how the body was constructed- it was done in two halves and joined together after they were hollowed out.
I had a blast making this one and the new owner is having a blast with it.
Happy Birthday Dave!