The Chambered Maple Pancake Guitar

TK Smith

I used to work with a grouchy old timer who referred to all flat-type guitars as pancakes. So until I come up with a better name, I’m calling these pancakes.

 This is the first of two guitars that I’ve recently built, loosely based on Deke Dickerson’s ‘’Jodie Pilliod’’ guitar built by P.A. Bigsby.

Frank ordered his with a 24.625’’ scale and features my C.A.R. pickups, custom vibrato arm and vibrato.

 A few photos…

TK Smith

TK Smith Guitar

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

7 comments

  • July 27, 2013 at 11:10 am //

    It’s a work of art. Absolutely beautiful. Just out of curiosity, how many hours do you have into it?

  • Magnificent, as always. Is their any particular reason why the “dogears” are covered by one guard, but not the other, or is it just a design aesthetic?

  • Thanks Walter and Spike. Spike, the lower guard is raised off the body so it can be used as a rest/pickguard and the upper guard is mounted flat to the body.