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Above left - 2011 prototype Carter Guitar designed to fit a Hiscox LP case

Above right - Pyrography markings on back on headstock

 

Above left - Close up of Carter logo on headstock and the view down the neck

Above right - Dimarzio virtual P90s fitted (coil tapped with 2 push/pull pots), 3 way selector with a volume and tone for each pickup

 

Above L to R - 1. Getting the glue ready to set the neck

2. Trying out the unbleached bone nut for size

3. Nitrocellulose tint applied, waiting to be wet sanded

4. The reclaimed sycamore I used to build the body being prepared

Above left - 2010 part chambered prototype Carter guitar. Reclaimed mahogany back and neck, reclaimed oak top all finished in oil/wax with a rosewood fingerboard fitted with jumbo frets

Above right - View of the headstock with the Carter name burned in

 

Above left - Close up of the body, Kent Armstrong humbuckers (with series-parallel push/pull pots), 3 way selector with a volume and tone pot for each pickup

Above right - The same guitar in the process of being carved, with binding channel already cut

 

Above L to R - 1. Marking/cutting fret slots on ebony fingerboard using the marking jig I made

2. Tidying up the binding after it was glued on

3. The 2010 prototype part finished

4. The reclaimed woods I used to build the body partly prepared