Really enjoying this guitar. Thanks for the making such a high quality kit available. The ‘hog is beautiful and the figuring on the pau ferro is off the hook. I radiused the board to 20″ and put in jumbo Evo frets, and went with the gold theme on the rest of the hardware. Pup is a Fralin noiseless 5% overwound. Only trouble has been getting the bridge far enough back for intonation – had to turn the saddles around and take the adjusting screws to the limit, but is intonated. Possibly because I use fairly heavy strings (11-49)?
Playability is top notch, even though the neck has almost no relief (I sanded out the built-in relief when radiusing the board!). Low action, no buzzes, can bend notes to the moon.
Finish is black grain filler, Cabot fruitwood stain, and wipe on poly. I did have to go back and add a “rib cut”, because the curve of the upper bout dug into my rib cage so bad I could only play it for 5-10 min. Would have been much easier to do this at the start, but now it is comfortable. The other thing I forgot about is adding a thin wire when pushing in the RH bridge insert, for grounding. Just didn’t occur to me until later, so it might be worth mentioning on the web site. I did get it well grounded with conductive paint & copper foil, though.
Regards, Steve O