Tribute guitar - the 3tele5

A tribute to a classic. This version is highly chambered curly cherry body with a rare salvaged old growth koa top. The weight and chambering is being optimized for perfect balance and massive resonance based on a previous guitar I built using similar woods. This guitar will have two custom humbuckers along with a TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and a custom ebony tailpiece. The controls will be mounted on an aircraft aluminum tele-style control plate, which will simplify mounting the controls from the top and be highly functional. It will include a volume and tone along with a push-push pot for the tone control to allow coil tapping. 

Curly cherry body getting roughed out

Curly cherry body getting roughed out

Koa top glued on and sound holes started. 

Koa top glued on and sound holes started.