Cassandra 050513

This is an amazing guitar built for returning customer Bill M.  This is a 24.75 inch scale 22 fret model based on a classic design that Bill had liked for a long time.  I really wanted to bring his ideas to life on this one.

The neck is Wenge with two carbon fiber stab bars and a dual action truss rod.  The Ebony fret board boasts MOP block inlays and EVO fret gold wire.  The peghead veneers are Ebony with a Drake script style logo inlaid into the face.  In lieu of binding, we added thin slices of Maple between the layers of veneer so that there is some nice highlights around the headstock and along the under side of the fret board.

The body consists of a figured soft Maple core that is heavily chambered out to reduce weight and let the tone breathe.  The back is of some highly figured Maple and the top is a very nice burled Redwood.  To continue the highlights from the neck, there are accent lines in between the top, core, and back of the body.  The Wenge cavity cover is held in place by magnets to allow easy access to change the batteries.

The hardware is custom Hipshot brand tuners with an ABM brass hard tail bridge.  Black metal pickup rings, Dunlop strap locks, and amber colored speed knobs round out the equipment.

Her heartbeat is the EMG Metal Gear pickups cased in gold tone covers.  She has a very classic tone with no noise.  I am very happy with her sound and feel that she can cover any style of music.

 

This guitar was a first for me.  Some of you may have seen my Betty style basses but I have not attempted a guitar of this style before now.  It was worth the hard work and frustration to get her just right.  I think Bill will be happy with the results.