Another Chubbuck guitar is born! Last weekend I delivered this guitar to a customer in NYC. It was sad to see it go, but I know it is in good hands as the new owner is a hell of a player. This is my forth hollowbody and I must say that I am very pleased with how this one turned out. The body is from a claro walnut board that I bought when I was out in California working for the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Scott Walker and I actually resawed this set over at Rick Turner's shop some 6 years ago when we both worked for SCGC.  This set of walnut and the maple neck are from the same respective boards as those used on PLTA 002.

Here are the spec's:

  • Flame Claro walnut top, back and sides (full hollow)
  • 3 piece flame maple neck
  • 25.5" scale / 24 frets
  • Lollar Imperial humbuckers, standard wind
  • 3 way pickup switch, master volume, master tone
  • Series / split / parallel neck pickup, in / out of phase middle pickup position
  • Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and headplate
  • Macassar ebony bridge, tailpiece, pickup rings
  • Macassar ebony bindings and black / maple / black purfles
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with ebony buttons
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Andy Mowatt

 (proud owner of Mousa 001) happened to be in the area last week so we shot a little video of him playing this guitar.  Once we edit the footage I will post it up here on the blog.  I have a few repairs to work on in the next couple weeks, then I start the next build ...