In my very first post, I said that once in a while I’d talk about cars, guitars and other hobbies besides furniture. If it weren’t for these two, I’d probably get a lot more accomplished in the shop. They are always in their stands, somewhere close by. I find them almost impossible to walk by without one of them stealing some of my time. They’re both partscasters, assembled from various old and new guitar parts. Here’s a rundown of what each is made up of.
The Bigsby Telecaster: Body by Fender/”51″ Nocaster, Neck by Fred Stuart, Vibrato by Bigsby/B-16, Vibrato arm by TK Smith, Bridge by Bigsby, Pick-guard inlay by TK Smith, Walnut armrest by TK Smith, Rear pickup by Fred Stuart “Blackguard Tele”, Front pickup by Virtual Vintage “PA 1946“.
The Telecaster: Pine body by Brian Poe, Lacquer by TK Smith, Esquire neck by CW Fleming/Fender custom shop, Early Fender ashtray cover, Rear pickup by Fender 1953, Front pickup by Fred Stuart, Knobs are 1955 Fender. Both guitars have Thomastik-Infeld flat wound strings, .013-.053