There are quite a few folks up here in the North East of England that like tinkering with guitars. Some do it as a business but many more do it as a hobby. I’ll be featuring a few of these hobbyist guitars over the next few weeks.
Here’s what the builder of this guitar had to say:
“I made the body from a school laboratory worktop, and the scratchplate is from a rusty sky (Satellite Television) dish. The pickups are Gibson ceramics from my Explorer and the headstock is a striped Mahogany veneer. The body is 1 3/4 inches thick, and it sustains for England. At the moment the electrics are configured just like standard Gibson – 2 vol, 2 tone, 3-way. Left to right they are –
And you CAN get SKY Sports on it.
Oh, and the 2 little metal blisters are Prison Service Principal Officer Epaulette pips. They have no function, but plenty of ????????? to them“
I’m guessing it’ll be quite a heavy beast, but should sound pretty good too because of the combination of the mahogany body and the humbuckers.