Need to raise some funds again, to cover medical expenses and finally finish up shop repairs, so I am holding another raffle…
For every $20 contributed, I will put the contributor’s name on a slip of paper, and put it in a jar. On Friday, Jan. 24th, at noon, Central time, I will pull a slip from the jar, and the person whose name is on it will get to chose one of these four axes.
Click on a photo to see more details and pics for each one
Chambered sassafras body with quartersawn white oak top
Maple neck with black locust fretboard.
Hipshot Ultralite tuners and hardtail bridge.
Homespun J-style pickups
Weighs 7.2 pounds
This is one I started last October, in hopes of having ready for the show, but ran out of time for.
Body is elm barnwood rafter sections, hollowed, with a red milk paint finish.
Neck is maple, with black locust fretboard. 22 frets, 25″ scale.
Homespun single coil pickups, bridge: 10k ohm DCR, neck 8k.
Aluminum compensated bridge/tailpiece combo.
Hipshot classic tuners.
Weighs 7 pounds.
This one is a custom commission I just finished.
Body is four sections of salvaged elm barn rafters, with edges hollowed out prior to joining.
Neck is walnut, with a quartersawn Osage orange fretboard.
Bigsby B5 vibrato tailpiece and Mastery M1 bridge.
Hipshot Griplock tuners.
Pickups are my homespun humbuckers.
This is another one of the axes I re-did for the show last November.
Here is how it looked originally, in 2015:
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
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.