Lil ’58 Build Progress

It’s been a little while since I last posted some news, seem to be very busy at the moment with all manner of repairs and replacement neck builds. The ‘T Delux’ is currently in the paint shop and i’ll be colouring it at the end of this or early next week. I’ll post more on this as it happens.

In the mean time I’ve been moving along with a Lil 58 build. The body was cut out and machined a little while ago, with the neck now catching up and should be ready for a customer fitting later this week.

Lil '58 Body and Neck Components - Williams Guitars

Lil 58 body waiting for binding, and it’s neck components.

The body is American Poplar and the maple neck blank has been prepared. The fingerboard is old growth Indian Rosewood, one of  few remaining old growth boards that I have and sourced many years ago. The board has now been slotted at 25″ scale and two octave.

Routing the binding channel - Williams Guitars

Routing the body binding channel.

Like the body, the fingerboard will be bound in ivoroid and lap fretted. The body will be finished in gloss black, with chrome hardware, including my favoured choice of Gotoh 510 wrap around bridge and Sidewynder pickups. Should be sweet!

Binding channel - Williams Guitars

The resulting channel for the ivoroid binding.

I should have some more progress pics of this build in the next day or so, so check back soon for more.


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