About 6 months ago, my upstairs neighbor, Brandi, approached me about building a custom guitar for her husband for their wedding anniversary Vipul (her husband) had come down for a BBQ and had seen some guitars I was working on at the time. Unbeknownst to him, Brandi had already asked me to start thinking of ideas for the guitar she had ordered. He saw an older Glider Bass made of Walnut Wenge and Maple, and his interest in that was enough to give me an idea for an effective guitar translation.
Vipul is a surfer so it was an obvious choice to emulate the linear laminated stripes of laminated wood surf boards. (Surfboard by Paul Jensen http://www.hollowsurfboards.com )
This Guitar is a 24 fret 25.5" scale with a tuneomatic bridge and floating tailpiece. The pickups are Seymour Duncan 57' Classics with chrome pickup rings for that added visual snap. The fretboard has a 14" radius. The electronics are a basic 1 volume, 1 tone, 3 way switch. The fretboard is curly Maple with Wenge inlays. The nut is graphite and the tuners are Gotohs.