Hammerhead

Alligator Covered Telecaster Guitar

Recommended Posts

WOW!!! SHOWED THAT TO MY BOYS AND THEY LOVED IT!!! WAY COOL!

Here's some pics of a guitar I hand built covered with Real Alligator with Kangaroo lace

DSC05837.jpg

DSC04993.jpg

DSC05000.jpg

DSC05053.jpg

DSC05060.jpg

DSC05074.jpg

DSC05809.jpg

zzzDSC05799.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How cool is that....I love the pic with the gator skin cut in the background

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just plain awesome :)notworthy.gifnotworthy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW!!! SHOWED THAT TO MY BOYS AND THEY LOVED IT!!! WAY COOL!

cool.gif

How cool is that....I love the pic with the gator skin cut in the background

spoton.gif

Just plain awesome :)notworthy.gifnotworthy.gif

cheers.gif

Nice work. Does it affect the sound any?

Andrew

no, does not affect the tone at all

party26.gifguitar.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really, Really, REALLY like that. How much larger do you make the hide than the body to account for the stiching?

:You_Rock_Emoticon:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really, Really, REALLY like that. How much larger do you make the hide than the body to account for the stiching?

:You_Rock_Emoticon:

I used the same templates for the hide that I used to route the body, then did a 3/8" round over on the body to lower the lacing into the corners a little more

DSC04994.jpg

DSC04995.jpg

DSC04997.jpg

DSC05002.jpg

DSC05004.jpg

DSC05028.jpg

here's a link to the guitar build thread of the guitar being built from scratch

http://www.tdpri.com...-completed.html

smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That long tenon on the neck has GOT TO give incredible sustain. What pickups did you use? An what is the third pot for? You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That long tenon on the neck has GOT TO give incredible sustain. What pickups did you use? An what is the third pot for? You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i did the set neck for play-ability and I just didn't want to have a neck plate back there plus the neck and body are chambered, the whole guitar weighs under 7 lbs, tried to keep the weight down because the gator hide added 13oz

i used fender original vintage pickup set, '52 upgrade it said on the box, it's wired with a four way switch mod, bridge, neck, bridge/neck in series, bridge/ neck in parallel and the middle knob is a volume for the middle pickup that can be blended into any of the switch positions for a SRV / Hendrix Strat type tone

rockon.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very cool, that is a handsome guitar!

Kevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SWEET!!!!!!!!!

NOW THAT GATOR WIL LIVE FOREVER!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely amazing work! Very inspiring :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love that !!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now