Not much really. Hence the lack of posts/updates. Sorry!
A couple of new items that were due recently have been delayed a little…
The only real updates for now are the restocking of double wafer 5 way superswitches and upgrading the Wilkinson EZ-Lok tuners to the 19:1 ratio model, WJN-05. Same price as the previous version for the time being.
Finally I have one SRO-FAT that arrived last week. No idea when more will be available – I’m still investigating options for my future neck stocking policy.
That’s all for now!
Remember I said a shipment left Japan before the hardware shipment and was MIA? Well it arrived the following day. I’ll spare you the details of the delay but suffice to say I have instructed Hosco to not use TNT in future.
Vintage and modern versions of both Strat and Tele are now available. The vintage models (7.25 radius, biddy frets) are limited numbers, so grab them while you can.
Second of the shipments from Japan that left Japan in the last two weeks (the first still hasn’t arrived but I’m crossing my fingers for some good news later today) includes a couple of new products.
First up is Gotoh’s relic vintage Telecaster bridge. I’ve included both the official Gotoh pic and one of my own as the ageing on the saddles in the Gotoh pic isn’t representative of the final product – they are more consistent and not rusty. The two pics on the site are the same bridge so you can see how the look can change depending on the angle. The second new product will be up later today – I need to take photos and add it to the site.
Also in the shipment Hosco maple Telecaster necks with med/jumbo frets and Gotoh GTC202 Tele bridges.
I’ll have another update later today – must get on with packing orders!
The eagle eyed will have noticed some new items added to the store last night. A new batch of nitro relic bodies are here. Click through for large detail pics and full descriptions of each body (and please excuse the reflections in a few pics – I will rectify when I have some time!). Continued after the pictures…
Heavy Relic 2Tone Sunburst Telecaster.
Heavy Relic 3Tone Sunburst Telecaster
Medium Relic “White-Guard Blonde” Telecaster
Aged + Faded Fiesta Red Telecaster
This one is going to be controversial – Heavily Aged Olympic White Telecaster (Yes, it’s no longer white…)
This one was controversial when pre-relic pics were on Instagram/Facebook. Fantastic colour – Aged Sonic Blue Stratocaster
2Tone Sunburst Stratocaster
“54″ 2Tone Sunburst Stratocaster
I also have a Dakota Red Strat body in stock but need to take new pictures of that one, and a couple of other rather special bodies coming very soon.
Click through, check out the pics and get in touch if you are interested – I’m doing a special offer on any aged body bought with a neck so email for details.
Apologies for the lack of content recently – there has not been much to report except supplier delays and freight/customs issues. However that is changing…
A batch of Fender Pat Pend Telecaster plates has just arrived. I’ll be ageing some up over the next few days so feel free to get those orders in too!
More product news coming tomorrow…
A few days behind schedule but I have now uploaded the pictures of the new batch of alder Stratocaster bodies from Hosco. You can find links to pictures of each body (including weights) here.
A few more Teles will be added tomorrow/Wednesday – I’m photographing them tonight.
That’s right! These were in the missing box from the Hosco shipment and showed up looking all sheepish yesterday. Both Stratocaster and Telecaster are available and you can find links to pictures (including weights) of each body here.
There’s some very nice grain patterns and some sub-4lb bodies as well. Check them out!
and with it a few out of stock lines are now replenished.
Relic tremolos GTC101 hardtail bridges Magnum Lock vintage style machine heads Titanium In-Tune Saddles
Also vintage spec Hosco maple necks arrived – both Strat and Tele.
As per usual TNT split the delivery so I’m still waiting for one box with some rather cool contents – with a little luck I will have an update on that tomorrow…
Well, one new one and a few new products being given the relic treatment.
New in are vintage spec Telecaster control plates. As Hosco stopped offering their plate for some reason I’ve had my supplier make these to Fender spec and 1.6mm thick. Just like the 2mm plates, these are the same length and width and have the same mount hole location as Fender plates. These will fit a bit better with thin vintage spec plates or “proper” bakelite plates.
Speaking of Hosco I have found a method of ageing the push-in jack cups I am happy with. You may have seen a teaser pic on Facebook or Instagram and they are now in the store.
As you can see, less is more is the name of the game with my ageing and that continues with the 50s style 1/4 inch steel saddles. Just taking a little shine off without rusting everything to buggery!
Finally I’ve added aged pickguard screws to the store. As with all ageing appearance will vary from batch to batch but I’m aiming for dulled down and not rusty.
Getting in early for this one!
Monday is another Bank Holiday in the UK so the usual holiday dispatch rules apply - orders received up to 1pm Friday will be dispatched as normal and orders received after that will dispatch Tuesday.
In order to receive your orders by Saturday make sure to order early and select an appropriate shipping service. All domestic neck orders as standard ship by Royal Mail Tracked 24, which while not a guaranteed timed service is in my experience very reliable. I would say unless you absolutely require guaranteed next day delivery there isn’t a benefit to upgrading to Parcelforce 24.
Fingers crossed I should have at least one hardware shipment coming in next week and a Gotoh/Hosco shipment the week after!