Final assembly of the ‘holocaster’, a black stratocaster body sprayed with a large metal flake finish, is all done and here are some shots. Finishing up the neck. Kurt Vonnegut books are just the right size to use as jigs 🙂 In the sun: Check out the noiseless Z-coil pickups: And the satin finish locking… Continue reading Holocaster part II
In the 1990s Fender built some stratocasters painted in a ‘holoflake’ style, which is to say a base layer of gloss black followed by lots of large metal flakes followed by a final clear coat. The finish sparkled with the colors of the rainbow and it looked really cool. My daughter and I are trying… Continue reading Holocaster part I
My daughter works on the weekends with a local professional artist, a painter of guitars and motorcycles and other such things. They were cleaning out her shop today and found this guitar (bass?) body, which my daughter immediately decided would make a great restomod project. Unfortunately, I am not sure what this is. I am… Continue reading What is this?
In my search to add wackier and wackier electronics to my home-made Telecasters, I have gone from simple things, like trying to wire different pickups together as a giant humbucker, to more complicated things like trying to create an infinitely variable single coil-to-humbucker knob, and with the latest project, I built a guitar with a… Continue reading More wacky electronics
G.E. Smith is a name you may know or you may not know. While he has recorded under his own name, he is not so well known in that vein but he has certainly recorded with and toured with many bands, including many years with Hall and Oates, touring with Bob Dylan, and playing for… Continue reading Master of the Telecaster
I visited my brother this Christmas and so I needed a present. My brother is interested in guitars and he also appreciates unusual things so I thought I would look for something for him in the guitar realm. Recently, I happened to see in the news that Eric Clapton was selling some more guitars, presumably for his… Continue reading The case of the missing Christmas present
I was born in Canada and I grew up hundreds and hundreds of miles north of the US border. We may have been a long way north but we still loved to rock and perhaps all the more so because of the 9 months of winter and the 18 hour nights during those winters. So I… Continue reading A few interesting and meaningful Canadian bands