Hi all, today I've started the next build, although most of the work will have to wait a few weeks when I'll have access to some big machines. Similar vibe as the last one with a few key differences, the most important one being double the amount of strings.
Body is slightly more compact and won't have any soundholes. The 12 string bridge I have is in the style of a hardtail Strat bridge, which I couldn't get to work with the semi look, here's hoping this alternative looks good.
Body is cherry, haven't quite decided on a top wood yet. Neck is maple, with a bit of flaming going on but certainly no uniform PRS style flame. For the fretboard I have a beautiful, streaky, piece of ebony.
Haven't quite decided on the pickups yet, I managed to get my hands on some weird old European mini-humbuckers, kinda look like Filtertrons, but sadly they are too narrow for the stringspacing. Looks like I need to go F-spaced, maybe some Jazzmaster pickups, plenty of time to decide on that.
So here's some pics of the lovely wood, got a very nice big piece of cherry, wide enough for a one-piece, with some cool sapwood on it too.
I dig sapwood, can you tell?
And the lovely ebony board.
Updates will be few and far between for the coming weeks, hopefully they'll pick up a bit as this build progresses.