Desert Star Guitars
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- Mar 19, 2010
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For those playing at home, What Southwest is on about..I came up with a way to solve Dave's difficulties. No pickguard. I demand a discount.
On a serious note, I'm fucked if I know how he's going to achieve it. I just know he will.
He ordered a build from us, our original Apache design. Top drawer, all the trimmin's.
This Apache guitar line of ours is a platform that goes from a basics "jr" model for under $1000, to a full-tilt, top-drawer showpiece.
He wanted something really, really unique. Something that nobody else has.
So I see this incredible chunk of flamed Honduran mahogany. Flames and figure are just over the top.
See for yourself:
So this is the full-thickness (just under two inches) body, that after he saw that piece he could not live without it.
..Flamed Honduran mahog does not come around very often. Much less this amount of flame. It wasn't cheap either.
So, my design for two pickups includes a bit of a guard, as it is a double-cut design and the neck pocket is a bit of an issue, which a guard around it solves.
But he doesn't want a guard. Who in their right mind would cover up that magnificent flame?
Might I also add that this neck must feature 24 *accessible* frets, further complicating the issue?
I have come up with a plan that involves shortening the original very long tenon.
No, it won't be like a 62 SG. More like a junior. Wider than a LP standard tenon, so there's more gluing real-estate.