I was ecstatic. I had made my very own electric guitar, and found a good deal on a great old tube amp.
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Between the Homewrecker (the guitar) and the Supro (the amp) I was rockin' in a whole new way.
However, there were certain "design flaws" and "production irregularities" that serves as motivation to build a second guitar:
- The body was ash, which was heavy (partly due to its size) and difficult (for me) to apply a finish. I was never happy with the finish, because it looked like thinned Elmer's Glue.
- During manufacture I taught myself, with varying degrees of success, how to use a router and a soldering iron. While fully functional, the aesthetic results were a bit rough.
- I had built the guitar with two humbuckers, and I wanted to have the option of a Telecaster bridge pickup twang.
Overall, I wanted to apply the knowledge from my experience with the first guitar.