I will begin. My thanks to Fretmeister for his advice on this one. I am planning to make a bass.
300mm radius Richlite fretboard with HUGE frets
Injected epoxy inlays
Alder or Poplar body, offset shape - the top will be from some lovely bits of maple I recently acquired with lots of mineral stains and woodworm holes and a bit of flame. Possibly trans green.
Two Stingray style pickups (probably Nordstrand)
Glockenclang 2-band preamp
Hipshot Ultralite tuners
Probably a Hipshot A or D style bridge
I may well have a suitable switch - I'll have a rummage.
awesome, be sure and blog the rummage
I'll be making:
an MIJ 68 RI Strat from a neck and body provided by Sorbz62. I intend to fit klusons, Jess Loureiro 69s, a Rothwell HLK, A decent trem, refin it in black nitro.
a MIC Squier Affinity fitted with gold hardware (from the Sorbz62 Strat), a neck humbucker and a weird yellow Kent Armstrong pickup that's done the rounds of this fair forum, controls will be master tone, master volume and a varitone.
I'll be doing the £100 challenge. Looking forward to it, as I haven't built anything in a while.
I don't have a tele yet, so my plan is to do something related to that. The problem is that I really want a Gretsch. So my rough outline so far is:
Telecaster body shape
Possible a tele bridge pickup
Or I might just do a standard tele.
I have no components apart from a squier strat wiring loom and pickups that's done the rounds which can be considered up for swapsies or whatever. The most important thing is to get a body sorted. Does anyone know the prospects of gluing up a blank from bits of pine from wickes? Sizes etc., or any other suggestions along that front? Also, would the archtop bridge be too high on a flat-top tele body?