I've also ordered the remaining hardware I need to complete this build. I purchased a wooden pickguard made from East Indian Rosewood which will hopefully match my neck fret board. I also found some rosewood knobs that should look pretty good. I was originally going to carve the knobs, but I decided to buy them because I don't have access to a lathe. I also bought some amber speed knobs just to see how they look against the rosewood pickguard. I'm probably going to go with the wooden knobs, but just in case I bought the amber knobs as well. Finally, I bought a set of Fender Custom Shop Texas Special pickups. These should sound great and give this guitar a nice fat Texas blues tone. The only thing I'll need to do is switch out the white pickup covers that come on these with some black covers, and then I plan to veneer the tops of those with rosewood to match the pickguard.
Here are some pics of the rosewood inlay in the back of the guitar:
|Here is the pocket in the body, and the inlay pieces that will go in it|
|Super high-tech clamping device :)|
|Here it is after getting sanded down flush|
|smoothed to perfection|
|Getting ready to shellac. Again, super high-tech equipment at work.|