Monday, December 11, 2006

The Holbrook

Here's one I just finished... well, almost just finished. There's a concentric knob sitting on my kitchen table for volume/tone control, but after crossing the finish line a few weeks late, the owner wanted to get his hands on it. The finish is Tobacco burst over 5A-grade flame maple, and the neck 5A-Grade birdseye maple. Pickups are Lollar vintage tele and Lollar Imperial, with an acoustic piezo bridge pickup that can be blended or switched solo or mute. The electronics allow the Lollars to output the guitar passively, even while blending an active boost to the bridge pickup. I'm pretty happy with this one, and the configuration suits my playing style so well that I think I'm going to make one for myself. More Holbrook pics are below.
My next project will be a black TH model with classic Tele hardware, but with vintage Les Paul-type guts. It will be: hollow mahogany with a maple top, mahogany neck with ebony fretboard, 2 Lollar Imperial humbuckers, all with a classic Tele look.