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Drying after painting. Mine is the one in the left rear.
Here's how I decided to spec mine (fully optioned):
- Bone 59H (solid lightweight old growth Mahogany body shell)
- Pre-1970 CITES certified BRRW board
- ABR-1 wraparound bridge
- Classic Crème plastics
- Trapezoid fretboard inlays
- Thin Nitrocellulose finish
- Single ply neck binding
- PIO Custom caps (0.020MFD $ 0.013MFD)
- NOS 50's harness and PU lead wires
- Private stock maple top
- GY 8.3k and 7.3k custom PAFs
- "Typical" 59 LP neck carve
- Color: Antique cherry
- Jumbo frets 0.110“ x 0.055”
- Kluson Keystone Tuners
What are you guys thinking for hardware? Here are some shots of a Lyra with different types of plastics and knobs. Kind of interesting to see just how much these choices alter the visual character of a guitar.
Not sure what Gil's preferences are here. Perhaps he'll jump in with some pics or thoughts of his own.
ok, from now on it's purely guessing ;-) ( and I love it) these bobbins are wound with two magnet-wires in parallel at the same time, so the number of turns will be around 2.500. Doing only one pickup on the three-throw- switch, the coils will be in series, thus beeing a "normal" PAF. Combining...www.tdpri.com
The Antique Cherry color scheme was created to complement the 59 classic hardware and plastics.
I also love it with exposed double cream PAF's.. it is such a winning combination... why fight it (-;
As far as tuners, both the Kluson Deluxe Keystones and the Gotoh open backs (Nickel Kidneys) are great looking in that scheme, but the Gotohs are obviously better mechanically having a tighter modern gear tolerance.
Definitely my 50's STP and ABR-1 bridge.
For the PU's I recommend the early type PAF's with Alnico 2 bridge @ 8.3K and Alnico 5L @ 7.3K Both with 30° off axis Flux. This set is tailored for the Bone-59H with exposed bobbins. Zebra or/and DblWht of coarse.
Nice thread and thank you for posting it. Great to know people that are interested not only in playing, but in the build process too.