Handcarved headstock, bridge saddle and tailpiece
Wood topped single coil pickup with knurled chrome volume and tone controls with red agate inlays
Figured walnut fretboard
Highly figured birdseye maple neck with satin finish
25 inch scale with 19 frets
Medium nickel-silver fretwire
Steel inlay fret and side markers
Threaded rod nut and bridge
Strap Buttons installed
4 strings tuned to open G (GDGB)
Approximate dimensions: overall length 34 1/4”. Body: Length 11 3/4” x Width 8 ½” x Depth 4 5/8”
This custom work was commissioned by Debbie, NC as a gift for Bruce, NC. Intricately carved details and woodburned designs adorn this homage to Art Nouveau architecture and style. This piece boasts a highly figured birsdeye maple neck, figured walnut fretboard, and knurled chrome control knobs with red agate inlays. It was a wonderful challenge working with Debbie to develop a vision, and a true honor to craft this instrument specifically for Bruce!
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The nut, bridge, and bridge saddle are purposefully NOT glued down, but rather held by string tension. This allows for future adjustments if necessary. Should you prefer higher or lower action, you can replace nut and/or bridge rods with those of a larger or smaller diameter. Also, leaving the bridge and saddle “floating” allows for intonation adjustments as needed.
Helpful Tip - if intonation at the 12th fret is sharp, slide the bridge slightly back toward the tailpiece until the note is in tune. Likewise, if the intonation at the 12th fret is flat, slide the bridge slightly forward toward the nut until the note is in tune. When changing strings, do so one at a time in order to maintain bridge and nut positioning. Naturally, you can contact me if you have any questions.