This design was somewhat inspired by the guitars of Dismal Ax. Check em out if you get a chance. The idea is to use reclaimed materials for the guitar.
The body and neck will be black walnut. My father in law bought the wood 20+ years ago and it's been laying around. Here's one of the bodies.
Mine will get a reclaimed wood top. Haven't located that yet.
Here's all my hardware gathered together.
The neck pickup is being built custom by Dirty South Guitars. It's based on this design...
Body, neck: air dried black walnut from Missouri
Fretboard: rosewood, 25.5" scale
Tuners: Hipshot open gear
Pickups: soapbar bridge, Charlie Christian neck
Bridge: compensated rosewood, lifted from my 5th Avenue
Tailpiece: Door hinge from a barn my dad built in the 60s.
Straplocks: Military surplus hooks and snaps
Control trim ring: dial face and trim from my grandfather's Truetone radio
Pickup switch trim: Some round aluminum thingy
Output jack ring: some rusty iron from my grandfather's wagon, ca 1900
Control cavity cover: rusty tin from grandpa's collapsed windmill
Headstock logo: "Ivanhoe" emblem taken from grandpa's old oven
Pots: 300k linear gibsons
Cap: vintage PIO
Still looking for top wood and a strap.
Tony Rincon is doing most of the wood cutting. I'll do the finish.