So this week ive made some progress, the pickup routs have been completed
The bridge has been tried on for size and the mount holes drilled the ground wire will go under some aluminium tape which will then be covered with walnut veneer
Today I cut some paper templates so that i could then cut the walnut veneer
The first piece of veneer was steam ironed on
The second piece being cut to fit
And the second veneer steam ironed on, there is still some trimming to be carried out
So the walnut will hopefully become darker with a few coats of poly, I will most likely put on a few sealer coats soon and then I need to make a false scratchplate out of 1/4 maple which will be left natural colour. The idea will be to surround the pickups so you dont see the screw bulges, I need to come up with a few ideas for this before committing to it.
After reviewing these photos I am not so sure I like the veneer! at the very least I need to make the edge distance symetrical as well as trimming the veneer on both upper and lower horns before I go any further, lol next week it may all be stripped off again.