Mahogany back wood:

Mahogany back:

Macassar Ebony for headstock, bridge, and fingerboard:

Engelmann Spruce:

Macassar Ebony pieces laid out over spruce:

Body routed:

Macassar Ebony:




Stained and Lacquered:

Getting there...

You can see the clearance above the pickguard (5/16"+):

Custom Falcon #066

Top: Straight grained Engelmann Spruce
Body: Striped Honduran Mahogany
Neck: Striped Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
Headstock veneer: Macassar Ebony

Scale Length: 24.625"
Fretboard radius: 12"
Frets: 22 - Stainless Steel
Nut width: 1-5/8"

Pickups: Vintage Vibe - Charlie Christian neck and bridge hum-cancelling pickups
Electronics: Custom
    5-way pickup selector, Concentric Volumes and Tones and tone 3-way for each pickup

    Switching: 5-way Rotary :
        1. Neck
        2. Neck and Bridge in parallel
        3. Bridge
        4. Neck and Bridge in out-of-phase (series)
        5. Neck and Bridge in series

     Tone 3-ways:
        1. NOS Soviet Green Can .022uf paper in oil capacitor
        2. Tone bypass
        3. NOS .047 paper in oil capacitor

K&K Pure Archtop pickup can be accessed with a stereo jack (magnetics on the tip)

Logo: Spruce
Side dots: 3/32" Mother of Pearl

Bridge: Adjustable Macassar Ebony
Tuners: Schaller
Hardware: Nickel
Knobs: Macassar Ebony

Finish: Nitrocellulose with aniline dyed back and neck. Tru-Oil on the Macassar ebony

Click here for process pictures.