The latest message from Florian has arrived! He has been hard at work on the latest batch of guitars, including the UK demo model MGS2 for us and it's looking better and better. The body has been carved out after it's rough cut. As well as with the initial neck carve noted on the last update things are really taking shape.
I absolutely urge you to spare 37:55 of your time and enjoy this video. If you haven't ever happened to have heard the name Ervin Somogyi prior, he is a true icon of the guitar world and luthiery. Our friend Michael Watts visited him at his workshop and put together this inspiring video talk with Ervin and I loved every second. For anyone who is a fan of luthiery, guitars, design and even outlook on life, this is well worth a watch. Thanks for recording it Michael!
Over the years I'm done a few HS spec Tele harnesses, and it's reached a point that they deserve to join the standard harness line-up!
This harness is designed for Tele's with a 'HS' pickup configuration, usually Humbucker in the neck and single coil in the bridge like good old Keef. The idea is as little compromise as possible, commonly with HS Teles you have to decide whether to go 500k and have an overly bright bridge position, or 250k and have a potentially 'dark' neck position. This mod is pretty well known, and a popular choice for many HS Tele owners, where you use 500k pots along with a 470k resistor wired alongside the bridge pickup, so when in that position the pickup sees it's optimal 250k pot rating. It's a mod I've done for many HS tele customers, but to make life a little easier when ordering they now have their own listing on the site!