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Here I'm prewiring the electrical harness for Mousa 003. Being a hollowbody without an access panel, the controls all go in through the treble side f hole. To keep everything tidy, I prewire the harness as much as possible on a template. This keeps the leads cleanly routed. I don't want to look in through the f-hole and see a rat's nest (I see shoddy hollowbody wiring all the time - it looks like shit). Now that the harness is ready, I can connect the pickup leads to the mini toggle switches, zip tie the wires and install it into the guitar.
The controls are master volume, master tone (both Bourns sealed 500k pots), Switchcraft 3 way toggle, mini toggle for neck series / split / parallel and another mini toggle for phase selection when both Lollar Imperial humbuckers pickups are on. The tone cap is an Emerson Custom 0.022µf paper in oil. Vintage style cloth wiring ties everything together.
Check out the video below from the daily vlog for the assembly of this harness.
It's alive! Finally!!! The Chubbuck Mousa 003 was finished up this week and the new owner is in the early stages of breaking it in. I am extremely happy with how this one came out - sounds amazing for only being a couple days old. This site will soon be updated with more studio photos, details, etc so check back in at chubbuckguitars.com/hollowbody/mousa003. I'm also working on putting together some demo videos so you can hear it for yourself. In the meantime, check out the video below to be hypnotized!
A Squire Tele that recently got decked out with a new Mastery Bridge (and string tree), Lollar Special T pickup in the neck and a Curtis Novak in the bridge. Quality hardware like this takes a mediocre budget guitar and ups it's feel and tonal response considerably. She's strung with DR Pure Blues 11-50.
This killer Japanese Jag has been in the shop a few times before. One time for a Mastery Bridge install, Lollar pickups installed and again for a Curtis Novak middle pickup install (here and here). Now it's back in for some finishing touches including new tuners, a Mastery string tree and a Mastery Vibrato (with UFO tip). All I can say is that this is one of the best, most versatile guitars I've worked on. The player that owns this guitar is a monster and I love hearing him play it when he brings it by. Dammit, now I need a 3 pickup (Lollar / Novak) Mastery Jag!