Here’s a partial batch of El Camino ’58s having their necks fitted. From this point on, each neck only fits the body it’s been paired with.
Here’s a #tbt to the dark ages of… 5 years ago! After a whole lot of snooping around under the hood, I introduced my El Camino ’58 model.
Adam over at Satellite Amplifiers and I have been threatening to work on a project for each other for a while, but it’s finally coming together. Adam was part of the double cut Les Paul Junior aficionados brain-trust that helped finalize the neck shape on my El Camino ’58 model. He had an idea for a […]
If you’ve read through the previous Project ’58 blog posts, you know I set aside two of them that were destined to be TV yellow because I wasn’t happy with them. My process for TV yellow is kind of a one shot thing because I apply pigment to the raw wood, and there’s no way to sand […]
Here’s Doug at Mountain cat Guitars putting the ’58 Model through its paces with a few different amps.
Here are a couple of quick and dirty video previews of the ’58 model. Doug at Mountain Cat Guitars quickly put these together after assembling the first two ’58s. I think they sound great!
Well folks, a small change in plans has come up. I just wasn’t happy with the two TV yellow Project 58’s I had in progress (I’m really anal about stuff like applying finishes). Since I apply colour to the raw wood for TV yellow, it’s really difficult to correct a paint job I’m not happy […]
So the plan calls for the first batch of four Project ’58s to consist of 2 cherry red and 2 TV yellow. It’s time to start on the yellow ones. For my version of an old school TV finish, I wipe white pigment right onto the raw wood.
I just got the headstock logos for this project and they look great! I’m catching up on build photos, so here are a few more quick snaps of necks being glued in and a quick intonation check before final sanding and paint.
If you don’t know what Project ’58 is all about, check out this post. I’m a bit late posting this so there’s a fair bit of progress that’s taken place. A lot of the work to date has been in creating jigs required for this model. In some cases, my exising ones were usable and […]