The Beginnings of My Next Guitar

Behold! This is the humble beginning of my next guitar. (Guitar number 6 for those keeping score.) I’m taking to “Doc” Keith Holland at the Guitar Hospital tomorrow.


Some details:
Body: Res-O-Glas fiberglass in the Valco Supro Airline style by Guitar Kits USA
Neck: Eastwood Guitars Airline reproduction
Pickups: 2 GFS Humbuckers from Guitar Fetish dot com

This ax is going to be a serious Rock ‘n Roll machine! I’m going for a modern minimalist look with only 2 knobs (volume) and a 3-way pickup selector.
Though I’m doing a modern take on this vintage design in general, I’m opting for a retro Bigsby-style tremolo system. On the electronics side of things, I’m skipping tone knobs entirely. More importantly, I’m getting these humbucker pickups coil-tapped. I’ll have a wider spectrum of sounds available as I can switch from single-coil to double-coil pickup sounds on a whim.

Here’s a preview of how I want this guitar to be:

Stay tuned for progress on this project…

2 Replies to “The Beginnings of My Next Guitar”

  1. Hi Sid,
    Taking the project to Keith Holland is the right place to go, perhasp you got the tip from Bob D., that is how I learned of Keith. He does great work and I would trust him with any of my axes. Keith is the master as far as I am concerned.

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