The guitar is wired up
 Several coats of stain is hand rubbed into the wood, building layers.
In the end we have a "Cigarette Smoke" finish

The neck pocket is cut so that the rest of the routes can be allingned with a final center line.


Routing out the cavites by hand.  Gotta do it by hand so I can make steps on the outter edge.  
That way when I contour the back I don't break though to the cavity.

Took the plexi template and traced it onto the wood.

After jointing the wood I glued and clamped the body together.

Ran the wood through the Thickness Planer taking the body to about 1 1/2 inches, and the top to about 1/4 inch.

Picked up some Curly Maple for both the body and the top.

Drew the guitar on a plexi template and cut it out with a bandsaw.

Burly wanted a Postal Guitar built in the spirit of his trademark Fender Mustang.  Using that as a jumping off point I came up with this design

∫ Final routes are cut for the body and pickguard.
√ Then the binding is glued on and held in place with tape and rubber bands.
​√ A grinder is used to shape the belly cut and other contours.

Fabricating the brass pick        
guard. 

The headstock scroll is carved and sanded

The body routing is finished. Next stop is gluing
on the top wood.

Marking the parts of the guitar that will be routed out for chambering and pickups.
The finished guitar is shipped out.
We Will Ride Again
The  guitar is taken to Mike Stoker who levels the frets, adjusts the set up and polices the wiring

The brass pick guard is positioned on the body block

I always put a bit of Mojo in the sound cavity.

The quarter inch peice of top Maple is glues and clamped onto the body.

Routing for the pickups I use a plywood template I made.

The neck fits nicely-so it's time to center the pickguard and cut the pick up cavities.


The body cavities are painted with shielding
​paint that is infused with metal.


The headstock on the neck blank is cut to shape then the scroll is hand carved
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