On the workbench sits a work-in-progress offset solid-body electric guitar, with a painted light blue body, and an all maple neck. There are now electronics, but you can see copper tape in all the cavities in the body for them. There is a carbon-fibre printed bridge and strings are installed.


    • Body: Ultra-light Swamp Ash
    • Neck: Birds-eye Maple
    • Fretboard: Birds-eye Maple
  • Scale length: 24"
  • Neck Pickup: House of Tone TruPAF Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: House of Tone TruPAF Humbucker
  • Hardware: GOTOH tuners, custom 3D-printed bridge
  • Wiring: 4-position rotary to give series and parallel configurations in addition to individual pickup access.

Hästen is a hold over from phase-one, when I was building Mustang style guitars for commissions. This build got delayed, so will now be a phase-two build, using a custom 3D-printed bridge and other parts that are hallmarks of the phase-two builds. This guitar’s design is also a nod to the blackguard telecaster design, the first mass-produced solid body electric guitar.


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