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reproduction of the early Broadcaster" volume/tone knob - In my opinion, this is the
most accurate knob available on the market. Will be supplied with
the correct #8-32 slot-head cup point set screw for securing to
smooth-shaft pots. Chrome plated like the originals.View
$49.99 per set, plus $3.00 domestic shipping for any number.
guitar bodies -- Extremely accurate reproductions of '50s and '60s Tele
bodies. Pick your body blank and name your options! Prices
are as follows (actual UPS shipping extra);
I have material
in raw form and material already made into blanks. Please email with
your specific need on bodyweight etc. If you want to see what is
already made into blanks, you can select your own body blank from
the available ones here, otherwise let me know what you're looking for.
Body blanks are numbered and the estimated finished weight is noted on
each, based on the average wood density of the blank.
Your body blank,
My body blank (lightweight
swamp ash, from a multi-piece blank), no sanding on edges or sides, $250.00 (currently May 2015 only one available)
1-piece bodies - made from the same lightweight swamp-ash, only they're
from 1-piece blanks; $300.00. The price goes up every time I go looking
for 1-piece blanks -- this material is expensive! Nearly all of my blanks are 1-piece, currently only one is a 2-piece.
$35.00 to the price of a body if you want it delivered COMPLETELY sanded,
including the edes and sides. The body will be ready for grain-filler.
we offer grain-filling service, so that the body will be ready for sealer
right out of the box. This service costs $35.00.
At this time,
we are NOT offering finishing work. There are a few finishers out
there doing outstanding work, whom we'll be happy to refer you to.
which options you would like taken off;
may select these options;
Diagonal wire channel
Neck pocket "lip"
aka the broadcaster feature
on edge of body
You'll need to specify
"Early" horn profile
that more evenly follows the pickguard edge, generally seen on earlier
guitars. See pic of "early" horn profile
-vs- "late" horn profile.
Smaller radius at
the neck pocket, seen on most if not all pre-58 guitars and occasionally
'58 and later guitars (see pic)
Neck pocket featuring a radiused "strat neck" rear wall. Of course,
you must have a pickguard that is properly cut to accomodate this feature,
as well as a strat-style heel on the neck you're using.
The bodies will
be drilled for vintage (flush) ferrules, and sanded top and bottom with
220grit. The 1/8" location holes on the back will be plugged and sanded
flush. No other sanding will be done (i.e. the sides will not be sanded).
The only drilled holes will be the neck mount holes, the string-thru holes,
and the bridge (vintage three-saddle type) mounting holes. No hardware
will be included with the body (but machined jack cups are available for
an additional $25 !).
Somewhat less than
1/8" radius (early '50s)
Somewhat more than
1/8" radius (mid/late '50s and on)
If you want to
talk quantity-discounts, please let me know.
Here are a
few completed bodies already shipped to customers. Here
are a few finished guitars too!
Sale, click here to see any bodies in stock
a body, please email us. See the "contact us" page.