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Koll Custom DL #2 specs

   The construction of the Koll Custom DL #2 shall be the same as the Custom DL #1, except for the following details:
ElementNew Spec
Top and back: Quilted maple
Sides: Quilted maple
Neck: 3-piece birdseye maple with walnut stringers
Inlays: Split block
(ref: Gibson Super 400, Les Paul Supreme)

Here's a Super 400. Note that the fret markers on the Super 400 end at the 17th fret. On the Koll, the markers should be present up through the 21st fret.

Finish: Transparent blue tri-burst

Here's the desired color scheme to be used on the top and back, mocked up using Photoshop. The shade ranges from indigo at the edges to a sky-blue inner burst and a mint (light green-blue) center.

Here's a photo of the back of the neck on a blue guitar, illustrating how the transparency of the finish leaves the stringer visible.

Binding: Three-layer (white/black/white) on neck, headstock, pickguard and back. Five-layer (white/black/white/black/white) on body.
Bridge: Bigsby B5 tailpiece (fitted to top)
Tuners: Sperzel locking
Hardware: Chrome
Knobs: Black
Pickups: Two soapbar P-90s, black
Seymour Duncan SP90-1 Vintage Soapbar (neck) & SP90-3 Custom Soapbar (bridge)
Controls: Three-way selector. Two volumes with master tone control. Push-pull phase switch on tone control.

Progress Photos


Revision History
DateChange
2007-07-29Guitar delivered.
2007-07-16Added photo gallery showing guitar prior to buffing and final assembly. Noted addition of phase switch.
2007-06-01Added photo showing guitar in paint booth.
2007-01-12Added photo gallery showing assembled body and neck.
2006-11-245-layer top binding (all other bindings still 3-layer), pickups, control placement and wiring.
2006-03-11Added photo gallery of rough-cut neck and rough-sanded shell parts.
2005-01-02Tentative choice of pickups.
2004-11-22Selected color scheme and binding colors.
2004-10-26Added mockup photo of alternate color scheme.
2004-05-18Added Saul's photos of the raw lumber.
2004-05-03Added photos to illustrate color and fret marker choices.
2004-05-02Note Bigsby model and change to 3-piece neck. (Woods selected. Deposit paid.)
2004-04-27Created
July 31 2007 03:07:21 GMT