Holocaster part II

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

More wacky electronics

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

The case of the missing Christmas present

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

A few interesting and meaningful Canadian bands

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