Maybe a little less flashy looking than some of my other guitars, but this piece has a particularly interesting tone.
A rarity for me, this guitar features a Birdseye Maple cap with a glued-in Honduran Mahogany neck.
I designed and began building the first TG-521 on May 21, 2015. I didn't have a shape in mind at first, but I wanted to extend the top horn further than usual to move the center of gravity back a bit.
That was so successful that I've been lengthening the scales ever since.
But no.2 shares the original 24 3/4 inch scale.
I moved up to a 25 1/2 inch scale for no.3, since the balance was so positive with the shorter scale. The cap and back are both repurposed from very old cabinet doors, pretty sure it's English Walnut with a fine curl throughout.
If you've followed my progress through the years, you know of my shameless love affair with Myrtlewood. I talk about it like it's Koa, fer cryin' out loud!
No.142 is a fine example of both the wood, and of where I like to take this model. Both humbuckers can be split for jangle and twang, or set to roar.
While I still have them both, you might consider buying no.137 and 142. Being from the same board, they've been together a long time. It'd be nice if they could grow old together.
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And not only that! A 27 1/2 inch scale tuned down to B will dislodge rodents beyond earshot.
Beautiful 80 year old Lauro Preto Rosewood cap and headstock, Curly Maple back...
Good fer what ails ya!