The black pickguard
as well as the ebony fingerboard and bridge are all inlaid with a dramatic Purple Martin motif.
The body has a hand-carved black korina pickguard
and hand-carved black korina pickup covers.
nuts, bridge pins, and binding; tortoise shell picks, pickguard
The Archtop Maton guitar with a pickguard
shaped like Australia was valued between pounds 10,000 and pounds 15,000
He cut out and mounted his own homemade black pickguard
, covering the neck and middle pickup routings, and installed a single master volume knob (although the knob itself, famously, was a "Tone" knob), brass nut and an original Fender tremolo tailpiece.
Contex wide format scanner captures digital representations of the body, neck, and pickguard
of new and old guitars, then creates 3D models using SOLIDWORKS software
Jeff Meyer's passion was deep-sea fishing and that led Mark to create the Blue Marlin Guitar, which featured engraved mother of pearl seashells for the fingerboard inlays, an old sailing ship engraved into the ebony tailpiece and a Blue Marlin inlay in the pickguard
The ebony was inlaid with a floral pattern of abalone bordered in mother-of-pearl and used for the guitar's bridge, finger-board and pickguard
These include the triangle metal logo badge on the headstock, "Dot" fingerboard inlays, a blank two-ply "bullet" trussrod cover, a tortoise-colored pickguard
with foil "E", and black dog-ear P-90 pickups.
on the instrument is true fiber Bakelite, varnished to an ultra-high gloss and crafted from a direct trace of a 1950 Broadcaster.
A "kill" switch replaces the normal Gibson toggle switch, and the body is outfitted with a period-correct black vinyl pickguard
Every detail of the guitar is a nod to Phyllis, from the Pearl pickguard
and tuning pegs to the matching pearl rear cover, the "Blondie" reflects Phyllis' own unique blend of elegance and grace.