Comments: This kit spent a month on my rack as a mockup build, so I could spend the next month's budget on a unique find, a huge pack of tiger-flame maple veneer, definitely not a frequently-seen grain pattern. Finish was Solarez 'I can't believe it's not lacquer' UV-cured grain sealer and brush-on clear, with blue Mixol added to the former over sanded-back black keda. I went with Kent Armstrong 'Claymore' pickups and basic 2V/2T wiring with coil split. I veneered the provided truss rod cover, but made my own bay cover out of scrap maple. Her action's still a bit high at the nut, but other than that she's close to perfect.
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