Crowfoot #040, the Deluxe Redux, or "Son of Smerdyakov." I had a '77 Deluxe (Smerdyakov) for years which had a lot of issues. Despite all the issues, I loved the sound of it and got to missing it after I sold it. So I built this to replace/update it. One-piece sugar pine body with contours and satin metallic blue nitro lacquer, pau ferro on maple Warmoth neck, straight 9.5" radius, thin profile with 22 stainless 6150 frets and Tusq XL nut. Lollar Regal pickups, 2-vol, 2-tone, 3-way switch. Schaller bridge, Gotoh tuners. 7 lbs, 10 oz. total weight.
Crowfoot #038. 2-piece ash body with high texture, satin blue nitro lacquer. Warmoth Snakehead neck, quartersawn maple, 25.5" scale, 21 6150 frets, 7.25" radius, Tusq XL nut, satin nitro finish. Gotoh high-mass top-loading bridge, Gotoh tuners, Fender '52 RI bridge pickup, Buddha custom special neck pickup.
Crowfoot #34, my current flagship T. Built as a treat for myself. Clamshell thinline T, African mahogany body (one piece top, one piece back), sapele neck, pau ferro fretboard, medium/medium frets, bone nut, 9.5" radius, modern C+ profile. Tinted nitrocellulose lacquer finish, light texture. Rutters bridge, knobs, and switch tip. Lollar J Street bridge and Special neck pickups. 6 lbs, 10 oz. complete weight.
Esquire built for a relative. 2-piece sugar pine body, maple neck, rosewood board. Whiskey lacquer. Super lightweight (5 lbs, 13 oz for complete guitar). Fender 60s reissue bridge pickup, simple 2-knob wiring. Sneaked a 22nd fret on there with no board extension.
"Garnet" tele for myself. Originally intended for a quick, local sale, it accidentally became the best-sounding tele I've ever built, so I'm keeping it. 2-piece swamp ash body, Warmoth neck, Macassar ebony on maple, '59 roundback, 10-16 radius, abalone markers. No-name high mass chrome-plated brass bridge, Fender '52 RI bridge pickup, Buddha "special" neck pickup (A5, 6.1K).
Figured redwood tele for Grant Mouser. I think of it as the "Tunguska Tele," given the appearance of a tree-clobbering meteor and roiling clouds of heat. The second guitar made from a glorious slab of figured redwood from Made Lumber in San Diego. One-piece body with epoxy resin inlays, nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Warmoth snakehead neck, quartersawn maple, '59 roundback profile, 10-16" compound radius. Fender bridge, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound tele pickup set, clear acrylic pickguard. I'm becoming more and more of a Duncan fan lately. This pickup set is really nice, with lots of different tones available if you take the time to explore the full range of the pots. Quarter Pounds are renowned for sounding like P90s, and while they can do that, they're pretty versatile.
Butternut tele built for Sharky Laguana of Creeper Lagoon. 1-piece lightweight butternut body, roasted maple neck, custom foil-backed pickguard, Lollar pickups, Callaham bridge, modified Bigsby tremolo.
OG tele. 1-piece old growth redwood body, roasted maple neck, custom backpainted pickguard. Lollar J Street and Imperial pickups, Callaham bridge, Bigsby tremolo.
White blonde tele, 1-piece lightweight butternut body, pau ferro on maple neck, Duncan Quarter Pound bridge pickup, Buddha custom blues special neck pickup.
Shell Pink tele for Will V. Lightweight pine body, roasted maple neck, Fender Custom Shop Blackguard pickups.