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Crouch’s Killer Knuckler..


Well, I finally got her done.  What a great build, I really enjoyed every moment of it.  Fantastic quality and impressive wood selection.  The guitar is amazing and rings like crazy even when just playing acoustically.
I started with your LP Style Jr Special with P90 neck and Humbucker bridge.  I made the custom selections and picked the white korina body and neck (’59 size) with ebony fretboard (and it even came with some flame in the ebony).  The machining, fit and finish of the guitar right out of the box was of the highest quality.  I decided I wanted to go with a “working man’s” guitar that was not too flashy and would produce a large variety of tones.  So, I went with a Bare Knuckle P90 “Nantucket” in the neck and a Bare Knuckle Humbucker “The Mule” in the bridge position.  With the 3 way switch and the BK Jensen paper in oil cap for the P90 and an Orange Drop for the Humbucker, the tones are nothing short of amazing.
Finished it off with ReRanch’s Pelham Blue metallic nitro (which by the way was the hardest part of the build) topped with satin nitro.  The neck was finished with about 30 thin coats of CA (super) glue to make it smooth and lightning fast, even when the humidity is high.  This was a new technique I learned about and decided to try with great results.  The tuners are open back Grover 18:1 Sta-Tites in nickel and the bridge is TonePros AVT2P wraparound.  All the hardware, including the humbucker cover and even the plastic parts, were machine tumbled to give it that vintage played in look.
Everyone that has played the guitar, including musicians and other builders, has  been amazed by the feel, tone and overall quality.  This was my 4th build, but my first Precision Guitar Kit, and now my only problem is deciding what my next Precision build will be.
Here are the specs:
  • LP Style Jr Special
  • White Korina
  • Ebony Fretboard with some flame
  • 59′ Neck Profile
  • Bare Knuckle P90 Nantucket 90 in neck position
  • Bare Knuckle Humbucker The Mule in the bridge position
  • Bare Knuckle (Jensen) Paper in Oil Capacitor for p90
  • Orange Drop for Humbucker
  • All Vintage Braided Wiring
  • Grover 18:1 Sta-Tites – Nickel Open Back Tuners
  • Bone Nut
  • TonePros AVT2P Wraparound Bridge
  • All parts, including tuners and bridge, were tumbled to give a vintage vibe
  • Nitro Pelham Blue from ReRanch
  • Nitro Clear with Satin Finish
  • Bakelite Handmade Pickguard with Nitro Clear Satin
  • Neck was finished with CA (Super) Glue to make if fast and non-sticky (and Eric Clapton trick)
Thanks again for such a great experience.
Ron Couch