The body is composed of a salvaged poplar center block, with wings made from spalted sycamore, capped with salvaged elm barnwood.
The neck is red maple, with a persimmon fretboard and tortoise celluloid binding.
The central feature here is a hood emblem from an early ’60’s Studebaker Hawk. The art deco styling of this piece was partly the inspiration for the brass, aluminum and copper pickguard/grille and center overlay.
The pickups are my own homespun mini-humbuckers, with alnico 5 bar magnets in the coils, and aluminum housings I designed, and had fabricated by eMachineShop