Carved Rose Guitar Project - 2010
This is a brief description of a project I completed with my father in law in 2010. In all, the project took about three years.
had taken an off the shelf Floyd Rose Discovery guitar and stripped and
carved the top. I subsequently had the guitar finished, and completed
the project with the addition of new electronics and pickguard.
This was originally a Chinese Floyd Rose "Discovery Series" DST-1 I picked up at a blowout sale
First, I stripped it--by hand..it was a huge pain
I sanded the body over several weekends in August '07
In the process, I found that the body was veneered (of course). It was another huge pain sanding through the veneer
Sanding progress pics
More sanding progress pics
Almost finished sanding--and ready to start carving
January '10--the carving is finished, done over many weekends (and beers) in Ft. Washington, PA
Another view of the carved top
May '10--the body has returned from being stained/lacquered by Meanstreet Guitars. Mitchel at Meanstreet did an incredible job!
Another view--ready to be wired
The body is loaded. Steve of Musican's Arsenal hooked me up with a tortoise pickguard--looks great!
Another view. I have a Lace Alumitone pickup in the bridge, a Seymour
Duncan Vintage Staggered in the Middle, and a Seymour Duncan Hot Stack
(tapped) in the neck.
The project is complete!
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