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#1506 Lunch Counter SC (makeover)

This is another one of the axes I re-did for the show last November.

Here is how it looked originally, in 2015:

And now:

Body is sassafras, with a milk paint finish, lightly sanded back to show the grain.

Neck is maple, with a black locust fretboard.

Bridge plate is made from a small stainless steel serving tray.

Switch plate is made from an electric motor data plate.

Pickguard is Formica.

Tele-style pickups, bridge: 7.5k neck: 7k

Grover mini rotomatic tuners.

Weighs 7.4 pounds

$1750

#1805 Railyard DC “high voltage”

Fourth in the series of railroad themed guitars for Rail Yard Studios, made from a couple types of mahogany-like timber salvaged from the decking of decommissioned railroad cars.

Another double-cutaway model, with chambered body and arched top, displaying the original tongue and groove joints along the edges, this one with a distressed milk paint finish on the body.

The tailpiece and pickguard are made from an iron strap hinge, and the control plate from a tin utility pole sign.

The New York Central emblem is an antique cereal box prize.

Hipshot classic tuners, handmade brass fixed intonation bridge, two homespun humbucking pickups.

#1804 Railyard DC

Third in the series of railroad themed guitars for Rail Yard Studios, made from a couple types of mahogany-like timber salvaged from the decking of decommissioned railroad cars.

One of two double-cutaway models, with chambered bodies and arched tops, displaying the original tongue and groove joints along the edges.

This one features a pickguard made from a stainless steel builders plate from the running gear of a diesel locomotive.

Last photo shows the Timken roller bearing serial plate I forgot to add.

Single coil pickups, 9.2k/7.5k

Brass compensated tailpiece, Hipshot tuners.

Weight 7.5 pounds.

#1504 SC makeover

Another one I decided needed some more visual interest.

This is how it looked when I built it in 2015:

And now…

Body is sassafras, chambered, with chalk paint over milk paint, and distressed.

Control plates are antique door hardware.

Pickguard is cut from the face plate of a produce scale.

Pickups are my homespun humbuckers, bridge: 8kohms dcr, neck: 7.1kohms dcr.

Weighs 7.2 pounds.

#1803 Railyard SC

Second in the series of guitars for Rail Yard Studios.

The top on this one is pine bead board with its original green paint, salvaged from the doors of the old railroad freight station in Watertown, Tennessee.

The rest of the wood is salvaged from the decking of decommissioned railroad cars.

Control plates are antique door hardware, pickguard is rusted roof tin, and the tailpiece is an antique cast iron drawer pull.

Kluson USA tuneomatic bridge, Hipshot tuners, two homespun humbucking pickups.

#1802 Railyard SC

This is the first of a series of guitars in collaboration with Rail Yard Studios, made from a couple different species of mahogany-like timber salvaged from the decking of rail cars built to carry coils of steel.

Single cutaway model, with milk paint finish.

Pickguard is made from an antique clock pan, and control plate from a brass machine plate.

Kluson USA bridge plate, Hipshot tuners, 2 homespun single coil pickups.