Post by ssstonelover on Jan 14, 2021 3:00:52 GMT -5
This is one I was commissioned to make... The guy was a low voltage electrician so he had me follow the rules construction workers use (wire nuts, etc) for laying out the internal wiring. I had to make a number of custom parts, templates, etc. The neck was bought, but modified. The body is my work, redwood with spruce top. 4-way switch (4th positon is series) and the electronics are all shielded, not easy to do on a hollow guitar with limited cavity access.
That is a beautiful build! I'm not too sure about using wire nuts, those are fine for static applications like household wiring, where the wiring will sit in a wall undisturbed for decades. Guitars get jostled, people jump around onstage. You won't find any wire nuts under the dash of your car for the same reason. But of course the customer gets what the customer wants . .
The build is absolutely stunning. I know how difficult a build like that can be. Now you need to build one for yourself😀 I’ve had some really weird customer requests, you adapted everything beautifully.
Post by ssstonelover on Jan 15, 2021 2:51:49 GMT -5
Thanks Newey. Yes, the customer pushed me to try new things, like the wire nuts, and generally challenge me with a long list of things I'd never considered, and it was a complex build. I did made a complete mockup using 1:1 scale manila folder for the wiring and preplaced the central wire bundle before gluing on the top. Also, for the long term, besides the main access on the back by the pots, I have an access port where the switch is on the lower horn, so should any connection go bad I'll be able to go in.