Last fall I was driving by a local bait and tackle shop and spotted a rack full of vanity plates outside. I stopped and bought this one for a future guitar project. The future is finally here ...
The box is made with curly maple, black walnut, and Padauk. The neck is made of red oak, curly maple, and Padauk. The tail pieces are made of galvanized nails, as is the bridge. The tuners, string set, and dual piezo electric pickup kit are from the C. B. Gitty website (my other favorite place to waste my money). The mounting bolt holes are actually the sound holes, and it has pretty good volume with just those holes. The top panel is fitted and epoxied between the box and the Padauk top frame. It has very good sustain also. (Pick a string and it rings for a few seconds.) This one is a personal keeper, but I plan to lend it to the local Roanoke Valley Veterans Museum for display along with the two donated Moon Pie and M&M's guitars for a month or two.
Oh yeah, my wife isn't so enamored about why I was so attracted to this vanity plate.