AGP #466 - 3 String Fretless Recycled Relict Guitar
Scale: 654mm / 25¾ inches
Strings: .044NW .030NW .020NW
Tuned: F C f
This is another one of those builds that was originally meant to be something completely different to what it turned out to be!, as the body shape suggests it’s based on the much maligned Gibson Theodore design from the late 50’s, was going to do a 4 String Version, using roughly the Gibson Specs but couldn’t find the appropriate body pieces, so opted to maintain the body shape, and used recycled crappy bits of offcuts, old machine heads from a 6 string charity shop Git, and various other bits of metal crap that was on hand, to come up with this cheap recycled relicted build.
The Body and Neck are Recycled Pieces of Solid Pine, which were glued & dowelled together, roughly sanded, heavily burnt with a propane gas torch, wire brushed, and again roughly sanded, and then given three coats of Shellac, I think the whole process is called Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese method of wood preserving & antiquing.
The Stainless Steel Tailpiece, Galvanised Threaded Rod & Nuts Bridge, Galvanised Building Strap Output Jack & Vol Tone Plates, were put into a Hydrochloric Acid & Water solution for an hour or two, dried then heated to red hot with a a Gas Torch, and then quenched immediately with WD40.
A 10.3k Zebra Humbucker is wired through Vol & Tone Pots to the Output Jack. :-)