Bat Out Of Hell

“Bat Out Of Hell”
This build was inspired by James Ryman’s deviant art painting and sculpture “Play Dead”. It is an electric 25” scale 4 string tenor hollow body flying V cut-away with a bat-wing scalloped bottom and top and bat shaped headstock. It is constructed of solid maple with a through body neck and book matched/sequence matched flame maple veneer on the front, back and headstock. I made the box corners using sheet copper, a Veritas metal bender and a soldering iron. The finish is hand-rubbed artist oil paints and 14 coats of high gloss wiping varnish.
I purchased the majority of hardware from CB Gitty Crafter Supply as follows:
Skull tuners
Bone nut
Peruvian walnut fretboard
Skull shaped sound hole covers
Four pole rod piezo (routed into a bone bridge)
Skull volume knob (on a Cherub G6 G-Tone preamp)
The tailpiece is a cast iron hinge from Lee Valley.
Given the pre-amp, this monster is a real player capable of breaking glass.

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Albums: Bat Out Of Hell
Location: Langley, BC

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Comment by George McLeod on October 22, 2017 at 9:13pm

Thanks so much guys!  It's been a great pleasure competing in this build off!!!

Givin' the quality of the artists in this forum there are no winners or losers. LUV IT!!!

Comment by Uncle John on October 20, 2017 at 8:38pm

Nicely done!

Comment by Bluesheart on October 20, 2017 at 6:52pm

Awesome build!!~

Comment by the anonymous pick on October 20, 2017 at 3:47pm

Very cool  , thexah wood on the back too  ! 

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