The hell cat design was the cumulative result of many different
things. The body was something that has been on my mind for some time,
and in many ways is the refined and distilled version of my very first
guitar. It is actually closer to the sketch that inspired my first
build than my first build ended up being.
I first sketched up the unique bridge shape this time last year. It was originally intended to be used for a fanned fret 8 string I was designing but the customer ended up backing out. I really liked the general shape though, so I changed for use on a mono scale six string.
The top is carved buckeye burl. The tailpiece, bridge, pickup covers,
knobs, and truss rod cover (not in the photos) are made from claro
walnut burl. the body has a soft maple core, with eastern black
walnut wings. The neck is curly eastern black walnut. Headstock veneer
is buckeye burl front and back. Peters logo is in copper, and the nut
is buffalo horn. The fretboard is EIR with abalone set in copper. All
the binding is curly maple.
It has a master volume, master tone, 3 way selector, and series/single/parallel switch for each pup. Pickups are GFS soapbar 180’s and tuners are grover locking.
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