-Fretless with partial veneer lines in white
-Floating ebony archtop bridge
-Wenge tailpiece with brass plate underneath (for grounding)
-Grover Sta-tite tuners
-Replacing the tuner knobs with ivoroid ones
-Single humbucker - bridge position, no pickup ring
-Haven't chosen the pickup yet, but I'm leaning towards something DiMarzio in either white or black (but not both), vintage or medium output
-Tineo body (mostly one piece)
-East Indian Rosewood neck (QS, one piece)
-New Guinea striped ebony fretboard
-White veneer between everything
-White binding around f-holes
-Mother of pearl/gold mop headstock inlay (haven't come up with a design yet)
-Body end truss rod adjustment, with flush cover
-Grain filling the wenge - white or grey
-Tung oil finish, but unfinished neck
So, these things will be new for me:
-Making a tailpiece
Here's the wood:
I drew out my templates today. I somehow managed to fit that all on a 2' x 2' piece of plywood (Lowe's doesn't carry non-huge size pieces of mdf apparently).
The body width is only 11.5" on this one because of the size of the body wood. But, then after making the shape, I found out that 11.5" actually doesn't fit on there either (one side of the wood is angled, looks like maybe the bark edge), so I have to just glue a very small piece to the side and I'm going to use epoxy with black pigment mixed in to hopefully make it look like one of the black stripes in the tineo. I'm leaving the width at 11.5" anyway, maybe it'll help with the weight.
Here's the majority of the stuff I'll be using... The nut and electrosocket jack cup came after I took the picture. Still waiting on the knobs, brass sheets, and a new bandsaw blade. Oh yeah, and Sears is supposed to be sending me a replacement part to hold one of the blade guides on my bandsaw too.
There's a 1/4" top bearing bit in there. I'm excited. The truss rod slot should be a breeze with that.
I'm not sure when I'll get into actually working on this, but I assume it'll be sometime soon. I really wanted to wait for Spring and semi-decent weather, but I lost my job and don't have enough else to do to stop me from making this now. Plus, that should get me back to my "I'll make a guitar for someone besides myself in the Spring" promise that I've made to some people...
Has anyone made or seen a guitar/bass made out of tineo? If so, pictures? I've only seen pictures of 1 or 2 acoustics and heard that there's a piano made of it, but couldn't find pictures of that.
And, I'm open to suggestions on headstock inlay ideas. I don't really want my name and I'm no good at naming instruments either. I'm thinking some kind of shape/image that I could make with 2 colors (white and gold) or with 1 color foreground, other color background. I'm kind of thinking an autumn leaf or something right now, but I'm not sure if that would go well with this.
Edit: Found the piano
Ooo and 1 very nice looking electric guitar. http://www.fanatic-guitars.eu/guitar-10-new/