It has taken a while but I have now turned this...
Bill Hatfield) really liked it after he put it through the paces both acoustically and electrically. This past weekend I played it in church for the first time and it got good reviews so now to build another one.
Here are some close-ups of a few of the details of the guitar. First off is the finger rest and it's mounting block. If you look closely you can see that I've cut a bevel into the side facing the strings. This is because the neck sits low to the body (explained in an earlier post) and I needed a little more clearance between the high E string and the finger rest when finger picking. The pickup is a Kent Armstrong sidemount slimline humbucker. I really like the sound of this pickup and the shielded wiring make it very quiet. The single pot is for volume and I thought about a tone pot but there really is no room for it on the finger rest. The end jack is a Fishman stereo jack that I've wired mono with the leads going through the upper roundrel of the "f-hole."
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