October 29, 2016

Forearm contour carved

rib contour carved

body rear sanded ready for grain filling

finished body

October 24, 2016

The jack socket and machine rout in the bridge pick up is routed

The neck socket is routed using the excess wood as a support

next the excess is cut away

then the neck is test fitted

the body is now ready for carving

October 18, 2016

The one piece Alder body is drawn out ready for routing and the first rout is the control cavity

next up are the pick up routs

next the tremolo rout

next rout is the connecting rout between the pick ups and then the trem screw holes are drilled

October 8, 2016

Dave Gilmour's Strat is Alder bodied. It had many necks but this version will have a replica of his rosewood neck. 

I've selected a nice piece of Brazilian Rosewood, machined to 1/4" depth

its slotted it to a 25.5" scale length with a special jig and...

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