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:|
|Top and back:||Quilted maple|
|Neck:||3-piece birdseye maple with walnut stringers|
(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)|
|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.|
- Here are some photos of the raw wood.
- Here's a gallery of the rough-cut neck and rough-sanded top, back and frame.
- Here's a gallery showing the assembled body, routing for the body binding, and setting the neck.
- Here's the guitar in the paint booth, after application of color but before the final clear coats. It's the blue guitar in the back.
- Here's a gallery showing the guitar prior to buffing and final assembly.
|2007-07-16||Added photo gallery showing guitar prior to buffing and final assembly. Noted addition of phase switch.|
|2007-06-01||Added photo showing guitar in paint booth.|
|2007-01-12||Added photo gallery showing assembled body and neck.|
|2006-11-24||5-layer top binding (all other bindings still 3-layer), pickups, control placement and wiring.|
|2006-03-11||Added photo gallery of rough-cut neck and rough-sanded shell parts.|
|2005-01-02||Tentative choice of pickups.|
|2004-11-22||Selected color scheme and binding colors.|
|2004-10-26||Added mockup photo of alternate color scheme.|
|2004-05-18||Added Saul's photos of the raw lumber.|
|2004-05-03||Added photos to illustrate color and fret marker choices.|
|2004-05-02||Note Bigsby model and change to 3-piece neck. (Woods selected. Deposit paid.)|