Rout Map

Next step was to sort out the cavities on the body and tidy up some of the holes. Now, any luthier purists or trained joiners should...

Investigations

So, in quite typical fashion I’ve forgotten exactly what I did 10 years ago... either a sign of age or generally using up the available...

Resurrection!!

Many moons ago, and I do mean many, a friend at school sat me down to teach me the chords to Hey Joe while he noodled the solos over the...

And then...

...the final stretch!! With the rest of the hardware fitted, the final purchases were the pickups. My “don’t want to break the bank”...

Some of the Hardware...

With the lacquer setting nicely on the headstock I went and ordered up some of the hardware needed to make the next steps. First up were...

Gold and the Olympic

Next step was to add some UV stained Olympic White. Que nerves again. The first step is to damage a perfectly good headstock and key the...

Headstock

Been a few weeks faffing and experimenting with the headstock on the Bullet. One of my first decisions when I started the project was to...

Let’s call this a trial run

Body, check; neck, check; template, check.... pickguard? I’ve bought a sheet of 2mm white single ply pickguard material from Tonetech...

Templating

The next step was to transfer the paper CAD template onto ply wood and cut out a more rigid guide for routing out the plastic pickguard....

Single Pickup

Next step on the Bullet project is to cut a plywood template for the pickguard. I could just translate the CAD file onto the plastic and...

Neck It

The neck arrived and the next challenge arose! These early Bullets had Telecaster style necks with the smaller headstock, due in some...

Bridge Over... let's not go there.

With the neck not yet on my door step I tackled the bridge instead. With the pickguard template complete, it would be foolish to cut it...

Hi Tech vs Lo Tech

The first job on the Bullet was to get a neck on order, but I’ll cover that a bit later. Whilst I was waiting for that to be delivered,...

Bite the Bullet

So this is the first post for the first project. I recently popped into a small local guitar shop for the first since I moved house and...